If your definition of traditional country includes Guy Clark-style songwriting and the throwback showmanship of George Strait, go out of your way to hear Jeff Mamett’s sophomore album Carry Me Back. As a lyricist, he paints vivid worlds—“We lived on love and pennies, way down on Poorhouse Road”—and makes them more colorful with flourishes of Western flair (“Dark Spanish Eyes,” “An Outlaw’s Song”) and John Prine-level wordplay (“Jiggle in Her Wiggle,” “Bing Bang Boom”). - Bobby Moore; Wide Open Country - Sept.2018
"Mamett’s voice has the kind of low country tones that render his vocals instantly classic" - Americana Highways - Sept 2018
“There's authenticity in spades” Reviewed by Jeff Lincoln - Country Standard Time 2016
Jeff Mamett is an Americana singer/songwriter who sounds like Ernest Tubb meets Alan Jackson and George Strait.
He is a storyteller, influenced by writers such as Guy Clark, John Prine and Mark Twain.
Jeff’s songs have an authentic, earthy quality, sprinkled with wry humor. They unfold like 3 1/2 minute movies with soundtracks that merge elements of American Roots music into what some have called a ‘modern western’ sound.
Jeff began performing at 13, working with older musicians, playing dances, bars and fraternity parties. After high school, he honed his skills hitting the road with club bands, grinding out 6 sets a night 6 nights a week before ending up in L.A. and then Nashville. There, he gained experience recording and touring with various artists.
Once he and his wife began to have children, Jeff made the decision to leave the road and the music industry to be a dad. The next 25 years would be spent in the cattle business.
In 2013, like Rip Van Winkle waking from his long sleep, Jeff began feeling the compulsion to begin playing again and songs began flowing from his imagination mingled with life experiences.
His first album, “Here’s Your Hat…”, with 10 original and 2 cover songs, was released in 2015.
A new album containing 12 original songs entitled “Carry Me Back” will be out September 21, 2018. It was produced by lifelong friend and Trace Adkins steel player, Wayne Addleman. Brian Wooten, Brent Wilson and John Richardson from that band also poured their creative energy into the project. Pre order now!