B-Sides and Confessions, Volume Two follows Black’s Plow Through the Mystic (2011), which was hailed as a “masterful music soundscape” by Folk Alley and celebrated by PopMatters as an example of “the tradition of an artist delivering songs that are damn near perfectly crafted, and filled with the wisdom of the ages." This latest album is a new chapter of moving and soulful songs from the insightful storyteller.
B-Sides and Confessions, Volume Two, features special appearances by music legends Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Matraca Berg and Gretchen Peters, and with these friends lending their musical support, Black has created another remarkable collection of roots-driven, moving and cinematic songs. Recorded at Black’s Arcana Studios and mixed by Dave Sinko, known for his work with Punch Brothers, The Bee Eaters and legend Don Williams, B-Sides and Confessions, Volume Two resonates with Black’s celebrated and personal style of matching verse and melody with portrait and tone.
Jeff Black has been a collaborator with some of music’s most credible names, including Waylon Jennings, Dierks Bentley, Sam Bush, Alison Krauss, Iris Dement and more. Black’s song “Frozen Fields” - co-written with Jon Randall Stewart - was featured on both last year’s GRAMMY award-winning album Paper Airplane by Alison Krauss & Union Station, as well as Jerry Douglas’ album Traveler, released in 2012.
Frequently flying below the radar, Black is an innovator in how he connects directly with his fans as patrons. Dubbed “The Blacklist,” Black’s supporters have transformed over the years from a group of faithful podcast subscribers into a fervent family. Black takes that connection one step further with The TAPROOM, a cutting-edge file exchange website to better serve his loyal supporters.