Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys, one of America's most underrated singer-songwriters, celebrated his 71st birthday on 29 June. A critics' favourite with a solid catalogue of recording work that's perhaps more appreciated in Europe, Jeffreys is on a roll, having recorded two albums in three years, the latest being Truth Serum, among his best, and hitting the stage with more regularity these days.