B-Sides to Nothing – The Jennifer Tefft Band

B-Sides to Nothing - The Jennifer Tefft Band Artist: The Jennifer Tefft Band
Album: B-Sides to Nothing
Release Date: 1998
Duration: 45:25
Genre: Pop/Rock

In New England, the “3 H’s” usually refer to hazy, hot, and humid. In the case of track star-turned-singing sensation Jennifer Tefft, however, they refer more often to haunting, hypnotic, and happening. A veteran of countless marquee showcases, including the Boston Music Awards, the 1998 Levis/Lilith Fair Showcase, the 1998 Discmakers Independent Music World Series, and a special performance with Boston’s lords of rock, Aerosmith, this established gypsy spins emotive stories of devotion and despair. Backed by the deep rhythms of bassist Jason DeWaard and drummer Jim Hollister, Tefft mixes her occasional guitar work with the solo strat swirls of John Parillo, a trio who definitely know how to rattle the box. Though some of the tunes meld musically into somewhat indistinguishable but coherent themes, there are notable standouts even among these motifs such as the funk-rock grooves of “Not Far to Go,” “Never Look Down,” and “From This Window,” and the anguished defiance of “Prove” and “No Vacancy.” Throughout, Tefft’s controlled creaks and cries demand close attention which is rewarded by her sharp lyricism, which includes this misguided notion that “I’m nothing special yet.” If these are the B-sides, Tefft is sure to rate an A!

Title/Composer Performer Time
Nothing More The Jennifer Tefft Band 4:21
All This for Me The Jennifer Tefft Band 4:28
Crooked The Jennifer Tefft Band 3:37
Not Far to Go The Jennifer Tefft Band 4:07
Where I Can See You The Jennifer Tefft Band 2:58
Never Look Down The Jennifer Tefft Band 2:40
From This Window The Jennifer Tefft Band 4:27
Lying Down The Jennifer Tefft Band 4:44
Take The Jennifer Tefft Band 3:52
Prove The Jennifer Tefft Band 5:25
No Vacancy The Jennifer Tefft Band 4:46

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