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"I've got boots, guitars and whiskey, that's all I ever need"
- Girl in Carolina, from the album, "Bourbon Cowboy"
Singer/Songwriter Jeff Givens is a road-seasoned troubadour. As a contemporary musical gypsy, Jeff travels the country, meeting folks from every aspect of life and listening to the...See Full Bio
“On Bourbon Cowboy, the debut country rock album by the Bourbon Cowboy himself, Jeff Givens, the multi-talented musician and singer/songwriter delivers a surprisingly emotional record. Givens, who not only sings but also plays guitar and drums, has a subtle, timeworn gravel in his voice that reflects the long travels and experiences he describes in his songs. When he sings “I’m here in Chicago, loading up to leave/I’ve got boots, guitars and whiskey/That’s all I’ll ever need” in the melancholy “Girl In Carolina,” there is a hint of hurt in his voice, as though he doesn’t quite believe what he’s saying. The vulnerable honesty of Givens’ delivery and his words of wisdom and advice are spread throughout Bourbon Cowboy as though we are sitting at the bar with him and listening to what he has to say. Whereas others may stumble with such proclamations as “The more you love, the more you find paradise can’t be found” in the ballad “Paradise Lost"”