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Monday, June 18th, 2007

Hey all,

Here’s a review of Batteries and Blankets that I just got in the mail. Thanks Diana…

Echo Magazine

Batteries and Blankets is the newest album by Jeff Mitchell. Midwest dandy and Stout graduate, his music is characterized by smart lyrics and diverse sounds. Released in 2006, Batteries is a bold cacophony of creepy love songs and indie folk ballads. Upbeat foot-stompers intermingle with mournful tirades. The recordings, like his live performances, shine most in their authentic simplicity. His best songs purvey his distinctive warmth and show off his knack for dynamic arrangements. Jeff’s proficient finger picking and simple percussion flow through the album, binding a rambling progression of sad and celebratory songs. This album leaves me missing his passionate performances and charismatic force, so conspicuous in concert, even as my appreciation of his lucid talent leaves me waiting for the next album, and his next tour.

review by Diana Witcher / Echo, Spring 2007
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