July 20: Jeff Campbell / Megan Slankard


We're very pleased to welcome back Jeff Campbell, who -- together with Megan Slankard -- played for us last summer as well. It was great fun, and this time he returns with quite a nice feather in his cap, as he was recently selected as the winner of Guitar Center's National Singer Songwriter 2 Competition.

A Philadelphia native, Jeff  Campbell moved to San Francisco in 2004 specifically for the newer rock scene he had heard was developing.  After a few years of trying to balance learning the West Coast Music Scene with his day job, the job was cast aside in favor of full time touring, writing and recording for a living.

Jeff’s onstage experiences have since found him sharing the stage with John Mayer, members of Counting Crows, Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead and opening for Grammy-winning band Train.

Early 2012 saw the release of Campbell’s first-ever acoustic album, "Stop and Go". With this album, Jeff fulfilled his promise to stay true to the songwriting style that his Pine & Battery fans have come to know, but also to test some boundaries with production, approach and style. "Stop and Go" also boasts guest performances from several of the Bay area's finest musicians, including Megan Slankard, Brad Brooks, Austin Willacy and James DePrato, who not only offered their performance talents, but also lent their hands with songwriting, arrangements and production. A live audio/video reproduction of the album was recorded and released later in 2012.
Jeff has been touring the US to support these new releases since the fall of 2011 and will continue to do so throughout 2012 and beyond and will not stop until his piece of history is defined. He has played hundreds of shows in dozens of cities and continues to build a loyal following through live performances with personality everywhere he goes.



Jeff will be joined by Megan Slankard -- also based in the Bay area. Though only in her 20's, singer-songwriter Megan Slankard has independently sold nearly 30,000 copies of four independently released CDs. Megan’s newest release, A Token Of The Wreckage (Spring 2011), is "an edgy alt-rock release that is a breath of fresh air" (Maverick Magazine), “gleaming, grooving, and gritty” (Minor 7th), with "thoughtful construction and clever wordplay" (Performer Magazine). The CD, which was recorded with help from David Bryson (Counting Crows) and Jerry Becker (Train), held a spot in the 10-best selling albums on CD Baby for weeks.

Megan’s recordings have been gaining substantial industry attention: she won the 2011 IMA Vox Populi for “The Happy Birthday” a song from her newest CD, as well as the 2009 IMA Vox Populi for her cover of Paul Simon’s song “America”. Megan earned the January 2009 Top 5 artist in the Famecast.com Competition and was selected as a finalist in the 2009 and 2008 Musician’s Atlas/Borders Books Independent Music Awards. Additionally, she was selected as a semi-finalist in Discmaker’s 2007 Independent Music World Series and the 2007 International Songwriting Competition.