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Excerpts of Life, Liberty and Music Meet Jeff Liberty – written by Sandy Graham (Cashbox Magazine Canada).
Jeff Liberty has spent over 25 years in the music industry, wearing various hats as an artist, publicist, agent, writer, broadcaster, promoter and manager. He also is a proud father of five and a loving husband to his wife, Cynthia. None of these are easy accomplishments in a business known for its lack of loyalty and trust.
Liberty is humble about his achievements. In a promoter, programmer and agent capacity, over the last decade he has worked with acts like Rose Cousins, Jill Siberry, Jill Barber, Good Lovelies, Julie Doiron, SWING, Joel Plaskett, Matt Mays, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Steve Poltz, David Myles, David Francey, Garnet Rogers, Hannah Georges, Carol Pope, Ron Hynes, Stacy Earle & Mark Stuart,Jeremy Fisher, Ron Hynes, Josh Ritter, Jay Semko, The Spoons, The Box, Haywire, Blue Peter, Jim Bryson, Don Ross, Stephen Fearing, and Babette Hayward. Bill Wood and Jeff LibertyAs a journalist he has written for several publications including Punk Globe I have interviewed; Crispin Glover (Cover story!), Ann Wilson (HEART) Kirk Pengilly (INXS), Robby Takac (Goo Goo Dolls), David Lovering (Pixies), Scott Stapp (Creed), Graham Russell (Air Supply) to name a few. He currently is the host and columnist for the CBC Information morning column “Take Liberty’, that features Atlantic Canadian music –www.cbc.ca/informationmorningsaintjohn/take-liberty/
Music has always surrounded this man. An interesting trivia fact about Jeff is his uncle was the late, great Ray Peterson, of ‘Tell Laura I Love Her’ fame. I was a music fan long before I worked in this business. Actually, that is still what I am, a fan; I just get to earn a living now working with great artists.”
The last decade has seen this man fine tune his talents and concentrate on artist management, booking and promoting. Past management clients included Matt Andersen and The Northern Pikes. Liberty currently represents Mike Biggar, Dennis Ellsworth and Bill Wood and The Woodies. JL Artists also has an extensive booking roster as well. He has managed to work closely with the label Busted Flat Records and its owner Mark Logan, securing several deals for his artists.
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Jeff Liberty is nominated for Music Professional of the Year.