Jeffrey Joslin goes old school to record new Christmas EP
New Christmas EP "Vibey Christmas" releasing on 12/1/17
Even though he grew up in east Tennessee, Jeffrey Joslin wanted to be one of The Beach Boys. Inspired by the lifestyle, music, images of palm trees silhouetted by an orange sunset, and the world famous surf, the singer/songwriter landed in Redondo Beach in 2012.
The Joslin family soon followed him to the beach cities including his bothers Justice and Javan, as well as his father Jeff, who are all part of the entertainment industry as well, and his cousin from Maryland Jarrod Spurrier. His mother Leslie Joslin followed suit as well.
“I make music with my brothers and my cousin, not too far from where the Beach Boys grew up,” Joslin said. “I learned to surf out here. I found my wife and now I have a two-year-old daughter. I've built a life out here.”
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With the help of Justice Joslin and bassist Mico Olmos, Jeffrey Scott Joslin II has put together a groovy collection of Christmas songs that are set for release on December 1. The songs were recorded to analog tape at the Skipper Room in Redondo Beach, CA and are reminiscent of some of Jeffrey's favorite classic Christmas songs sung by Nat King Cole, Burl Ives, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. The EP can be downloaded from his website for free!
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"Growing up, that West Coast thing had always been an allure to me," explains Jef, the older of the two brothers at 27. "I'd always loved the Beach Boys. That rich, melodic sound - it seemed like the soundtrack to a lifestyle that I aspired to. I was just drawn to it." It was a job at a branch of Guitar Center in Atlanta, Georgia that gave the musician the opportunity he needed. "I just found a branch in LA near where I wanted to live, and hit up my manager for a transfer. Easy as that," he laughs. "Justice was trying out for NFL combines at the time, and I was like, "Dude, just come out with me.'"
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Jef Joslin grew up in a small town in Tennessee and like many kids he knew, Jef grew up in a faith-based home, he was very athletic and played football throughout high school, even accepting a scholarship to play the time honored sport collegiately.
Songfinch Produces Inspiring Soundtrack to Benefit Susan G. Komen® in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
Originally from Tennessee, Jef Joslin had often fantasized about moving to California. But as he’s enjoyed the sun, the beach and the laid-back vibe over the last three and a half years, he’s also come in frequent contact with a particular issue in his surrounding community. Whether performing on the Third Street Promenade or walking near the Venice boardwalk, Joslin can’t help but notice the large homeless population in the area.
Songfinch and Susan G. Komen partnered to produce an original soundtrack of eight songs to uplift people living with breast cancer and supporters everywhere. Songwriter and producer, #JSJII, produced and penned the opening track "Stronger."