“The best lyricist working in the US today”
Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage have more or less perfected a scuzzy and urban style of indie-folk – a 21st Century mash-up of Pete Seeger, R. Crumb and Sonic Youth. A born and raised New Yorker, Lewis has been hard at work in the underground music and art world since the turn of the century – touring throughout the world and releasing eight acclaimed albums on the record labels Rough Trade and Don Giovanni. He is also a widely respected comics artist who continues to self-publish an ongoing comic book series called ‘Fuff’. On stage Lewis is backed by longtime collaborators Brent Cole (drums) and Mem Pahl (bass & keys). At one time they were known as Los Bolts. However, Lewis has a tradition of changing band names – if not members – with each release. As such, the group has been renamed The Voltage in 2019. The trio’s spectacular full-length album ‘Bad Wiring’ was recorded in Nashville, TN with producer Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo) and was released November 1, 2019.