Highway 19 Concerts is proud to present a special solo hometown concert by singer-songwriter and guitar ace Jeff Plankenhorn. “Plank” is a world-class songwriter and had been an accompanist to the stars and first-call session musician in Austin, Texas, for 16 years when he decided to go solo with his critically acclaimed album SoulSlide in 2016. In 2019 he and his wife decided to make her hometown of Campbell River their homebase between frequent tours around the US, Europe, and Canada.
His brand new album Alone At Sea reflects Plankenhorn’s newfound affinity for his Vancouver Island home while continuing his signature blues-folk-rock sound that was developed over 20 years of playing with some of the best songwriters in the world in one of the America’s musical capitals.
“Over the course of the last two decades, Jeff Plankenhorn has worked tirelessly to earn his rep as one of the most reliably can-do, right-dude-for-the-job musicians in Austin, Texas. As an exceptionally talented acoustic, electric, slide, and lap-steel guitarist with a keen understanding of the importance of playing to and for a song rather than all over it, he’s been called on countless times to back a veritable who’s who of Texas and Americana music’s finest singers and songwriters, including Ray Wylie Hubbard, Joe Ely, Eliza Gilkyson, Ruthie Foster, and the late Jimmy LaFave.” —Lone Star Music
Plankenhorn rocked Spirit Square this past summer with his band, but will be solo for this intimate concert at Rivercity Stage.