CD Reviews - Middle Class Man
"I want change and I ache for my friends and neighbors. I feel strong about my song, Middle Class Man, on my newly released solo album, and the voice of the people. I just want my voice heard. I want change for the young and change for the hard workin’ middle class people." ~ Gary Lee Jeffries
"Middle Class Man" available here.
BACK ROADS RADIO: June 20, 2012
CD Review, Middle Class Man, by Christopher John Plain, a.k.a. CJ Plain
"CONCLUSION: A really great CD. This thing is solid from top to bottom, delivered in a way that only Gary could deliver it. Full of grit, determination, and never say die attitude, Gary has hit a home run here. Any fan of Southern Rock, Country, or even hard rock will have plenty to keep the radio cranked to the max."
About CJ Plain: A music fanatic with over 25+ years in the business as either a musician, promoter, or DJ. CJ hosts 2 Internet Radio shows that play all genres of music. "Music is my religion and I commune with it daily." ~ CJ Plain
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IDIOGLOSIA MUSIKREVIEWS.DE (GERMANY): April, 2012
CD Review, Middle Class Man, by Lars S.
""Middle Class Man" offers plenty of emotions...what GARY JEFFRIES gets out of his throat is truly intoxicating. He just has a cool, raspy voice that goes to the marrow. CONCLUSION: Southern Rock, as crisp as an ice cube after immersion in warm bourbon glass. Very Cool."
Non-German readers: cut and paste the CD Review into Google Translator for a nearly accurate translation (German to English, French, etc.) here.]
BANDS OF DIXIE (FRANCE): May-June, 2011
CD Review, Middle Class Man, by Luc Brunot
""Middle Class Man" is a great success with a singer of the first rank, a great guitarist with a perfect style for Southern rock fans, a band who masterfully backs up the top players and very good compositions. An album that could be ranked between Van Zant and Molly Hatchet and that I would not be surprised to find very high in the upcoming referendum of your favorite magazine."
SLEAZE ROXX NEWS: August 1, 2011
Original Asphalt Ballet Vocalist Promotes New Album With TV Performance
“Gary decided to take a little flavor from all his years and a few of his all time favorites and make one of the most heart-felt hard hittin southern rock CD's of the times.”
'MIDDLE CLASS MAN' CD Review by Radio Personality, Alligator Jackson
"Middle Class Man" is one of the best southern rock albums to emerge since the southern glory days of the seventies. It is also much more than just a southern rock record. Gary walks the tightrope of several genres in creating a blend of rock and country that should be blasting from car stereos this summer in not only the South, but the North, East, and West as well.
'MIDDLE CLASS MAN' - CD Review by RockTimes - German Fanzine - by Daniel Daus
"Gary Jeffries' musical plea for the middle class has been absolutely top class. A beautiful, excellent, modern reappraisal of the good old time Southern rock in the style of the early days of bands like Skynyrd, Molly, Doc & Co. with the now somewhat better technical capabilities and knowledge. For me, one of the best Southern rock discs of the new millennium. Well done, Gary Jeffries!"
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Stay tuned for more 'MIDDLE CLASS MAN' album reviews coming soon!