To help support his voice and guitar playing, Black has enlisted some experienced help: mandolinist Sam Bush, former Johnny Cash bassist Dave Roe, former Steve Earle drummer Craig Wright, and guitarists Will Kimbrough and Kenny Vaughan (who performs with Kim Richey who I just wrote about last week).
At times when he's rockin', Jeff sounds like a pared down Bruce Springsteen. Other times, his sound is much more simple,intimate, and mellow, more like a pared down Bruce Hornsby. The first track below, Easy On Me (my favorite track of the album), features some nice harmonica. The second, Libertine, has echos of Springsteen mentioned above.
Jeff Black - Easy On Me : Tin Lily
Jeff Black - Libertine : Tin Lily
Bruce Springsteen and Bruce Hornsby - You Can Look (live) : Love, Tears & Mystery (disc 6)
Buy some Springsteen or some Hornsby