Who is Jeff Zentner?
Jeff Zentner lives currently in Nashville (Tennessee, USA) and is known for his work with the Southern Gothic trio Creech Holler (formed in in 2004).
His first solo album was ‘Hymns to the Darkness’ (November 2006), shortly after moving to the mountains of North Carolina from Tennessee. His second solo album was ‘The Dying Days of Summer’ (April 2009), followed by ‘A Season Lost’ (July 2012).
His songwriting is influenced by songwriters like Townes Van Zandt or Leonard Cohen, and writers such as Cormac McCarthy, Joe Bolton, Jack Gilbert and Michael Ondaatje. His lyrics deal with time, death, memory and love.
Guests collaborators in his albums include Andria Degens (Pantaleimon, Current 93), Hannah Fury, Josie Little, Katiejane Garside (Ruby Throat, Queen Adreena, Daisy Chainsaw), Matt Bauer, Jay Foote, Sara Zentner…
A Season lost
In Jeff words, this album is about ‘love, loss, endings and the transience of time—in particular, the way a season, or a whole year can slip away during a tumultuous period’. It is deeply connected to place and time: ‘the cool dark autumn forests of the North Carolina mountains, the soft green magnolia twilight of the Tennessee summer’.
Enjoy the official video of the fifth track of this album: ‘Fire in my bones’.