A quick listen to the albums released by Jeff Plankenhorn will give you an idea of the extremely varied styles the man Emily Robison of The Dixie Chicks calls a “chameleon” of performing. A deeper listen will uncover the overwhelmingly deep love all types of music Jeff has incorporated in his own unique style. Plankenhorn, or “Plank” as he is known, has found a way to blend the soulful vocals of the church, Motown, and funk singers that dominated his speakers as a youth with the bluegrass he studied while living in Nashville and the lyrically driven feel of the songwriters he has performed with since moving to Austin into an intoxicating sound that spans them all.
Upon arriving to the Lone Star State, Plankenhorn’s Swiss army knife abilities immediately created a high demand for his talents, and he began adding to a resume that includes appearances on records by such luminaries as Joe Ely, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Slaid Cleaves, Eliza Gilkyson, Jimmy Lafave and many more. All of these experiences have led to Jeff’s currently tireless schedule of playing shows that include, song driven folk solo appearances, slide guitar heavy rock ‘n’ roll/soul shows with his own band, as well as the standing dates with the Resentments.
"He is powerful and yet elegant, soulful and bluesy, heartfelt and yet soaring in his playing. A disc from a Musician you will be hearing a lot more from as he gets the recognition he deserves. If you get a chance to see him don’t miss it." Bob Gottlieb - No Depression
"Plank is a musical chameleon... Soul music is all around the insides of SoulSlide, the recent Jeff Plankenhorn release. The album does not slide as much as wade right into the deep end of Soul music, spreading it across the Blues and Rock
that fills out the tracks." Danny McCloskey - The Alternate Root