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EARLY SHOW: Spirko
Jeff Spirko’s musical journey began at the young age of 3 years old in Syracuse, NY, where he began studying the classical violin. While growing up, with help from a very musical family Jeff played in orchestras, sang in choirs, and performed in musical theater productions. In high school, he earned All- New York State honors as both a violinist and a vocalist.
In addition to a rich musical background, athletics were just as much a part of everyday life growing up. In high school, Jeff was the captain of both the varsity lacrosse and soccer teams, earning All- New York State honors in lacrosse. After high school, Jeff attended Cornell University and was a member of the Varsity Men’s Lacrosse team, until an untimely knee injury ended his athletic career.
It was in the wake of this injury that his path changed courses. Learning to play the guitar, and perform around local bars, Jeff re-discovered his passion for music, both writing and performing. Honing his skills, he set out for Atlanta, GA after graduation, in search of a music career.
With a van packed, and his guitar and violin in the back seat, Jeff dove in to the Georgia music scene as a songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist (violin/ guitar/ mandolin/ piano/ banjo), playing with dozens of bands over many years, and sharing the stage with acts such as ZZ Top, Styx, Heart, Foreigner, Corey Smith, Love & Theft, Joe Nichols, among many others. In 2014, Jeff was voted ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ by Atlanta, GA publication Creative Loafing.
In his new project, SPIRKO, Jeff steps from the side of the stage to the front, bringing with him an incredibly dynamic live show, catchy radio-friendly songs, and unique versatility as a performer.
Come along for the ride!
TICKETING & RESERVATION INFO:
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