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Wednesday, Feb 15 2012

Garland Jeffreys has made it almost to age 70 without having to prove a damn thing. This takes some doing when your music includes influences as diverse as Lou Reed, Bruce Springsteen, Dr. John, and reggae, the latter of which Jeffreys likes to throw in when he's least giving a fuck. The word "biracial" peppers Jeffreys' reviews, even though the excellent new The King of In Between's title has more to do with his natural sonic versatility, saluting John Lee Hooker here and covering David Essex there, rocking gracefully throughout. More important, thematically, is the opening dispatch "I'm Alive," which he certainly is.

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