Jeff Breeze was an important presence in the Boston area independent music scene – so supportive, so passionate, and he covered such a wide range of genres – always guided by his eclectic taste. I often told him how much I admired how he could play a Taylor Swift song in the same show as what was new in the local punk/ DIY scene, all the while covering so many local folk/Americana bases along the way. Among the many losses the Boston music scene has suffered this year – Jeff Breeze is a big one.
appearances: Oct. 16, 2008 and May 5, 2020
Breeze liner notes (from Bandcamp): Liv was scheduled to play the first Tuesday in May before M.I.T’s campus shut down and we got knocked off the air. After picking up and figuring out how things were going to work remotely, I realized we could still make live music, we just had to adjust the methodology.
Liv was totally on board to be out guinea pig, and had to try a couple times before her neighborhood was quiet enough to make it work. This is her second Pipeline! appearance, having played solo a couple summers ago as well. That set is available on our podcast feed (search Pipeline! and WMBR on any aggregator).
So the idea we set out with was for her to record a few new songs, one of which is newer than her album that came out the Friday after this aired, as well as one catalog request (in this case it’s also on her new album), and a cover song from a list that we have generated, and she chose Dolly Parton’s “Light of a Clear Blue Morning.”