Singer-songwriter Jeff Black performs in concert | State and regional news
Black will be performing in central Nebraska at 7:30 p.m. on October 22 at The Balcony in Loomis as part of the Rehmsworld Concert Series. Tickets are $ 20 in advance or $ 23 at the door.
âMusic is so healing no matter what we’re going through,â he said. âI think it can be healing and inspiring. I think it’s a good place to turn to now. And I know a lot of people have done it through Zoom gigs. “
This live tour begins in Alabama for Black with three shows at the Opelika Songwriters Festival in Opelika, Ala. He then performs at McCook before traveling to Loomis for the show at The Balcony.
He ends the tour with shows in Wray, Colorado, and then at the FolkHouse in Omaha.
âThis is my first set of back on the road dates since March 2020,â he said. âIt seems very strange to me because I have been traveling and doing this for about 30 years. It was very strange not to go out and play. And I think it’s the same for people who are intentionally looking for this type of music. It was kind of a cool reunion for everyone.
Black, 58, grew up in a small town on the outskirts of Kansas City, Kansas. He describes himself as coming from a long line of farmers and truck drivers.
âMy parents were about 10 years older than all of my friends’ parents,â he said. âThey grew up during the Depression. They were all on the farm at the time, my dad and all his brothers. And then farming didn’t seem to work too well for them after their return from WWII. They held a few jobs but all became truck drivers. They grew up on the farm, they went to win the war and then moved to town.