Singer-songwriter Jeff Black hopes to expand his audience through his weekly 30-minute podcasts.
If you're a singer/songwriter on an independent label, you might find yourself driving 12 hours to play a 45-minute show in a small club somewhere. Jeff Black's club dates include Houston, Atlanta and Bloomington, Ind. But the Nashville-based artist hopes to reach a wider audience via weekly podcasts that he hosts.
Listeners can subscribe to Black's podcast for free on the Internet. Then, every Tuesday, a 30-minute "show" lands in their computer. It can be transferred to an iPod or other portable music player and be taken on the road as well.
Hear selected songs from Jeff Black's Aug. 9, 2005, 'Black Tuesdays' podcast.
(From Black's CD Honey and Salt)
(Instrumental Black wrote about his father and recorded at home)
(Studio demo version of a song from his CD B-Sides and Confessions, Volume One)
(A so-far unreleased song Black wrote after his father passed away and his first child, Emerson, was born. It is followed by Black's closing comments on the podcast.)
The show, called Black Tuesdays, includes rare takes of songs, cuts from live shows or demos he's made in a back room at home.