Jeff Poole is a full-time guitar instructor from the central Ohio area. He has taught at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio for 9 years, Metro Music in Columbus, Ohio for 10 years and currently teaches at Lang Music in Columbus, Ohio. Jeff has 40 years of playing experience under his belt. He goes by the nickname 'Jeffro'. Although he is known in central Ohio for his rock lead guitar skills, his new CD, 'Nuttin' Fancy' showcases his true love for fingerstyle acoustic guitar. From the 'Kenyon Collegian' newspaper article, April 12, 2001 . . . Instructor of Music Jeff Poole, a guitar professor here at Kenyon, is perhaps one of the warmest, most wholesome people you will meet. He neither fits the stereotype of a college professor, nor the stereotype of a former lead guitarist in a rock band. Poole's music, like his nature, escapes stereotype. His new solo album, 'Nuttin' Fancy', contains 11 original songs ranging in genre from folk to bluegrass to jazz. Poole not only performs the guitar tracks but also plays the supporting instruments. Poole recently performed a faculty recital here at Kenyon. His intricate finger-picking style is reminiscent of Leo Kottke, a performer whose work Poole performed in his recital. 'I am just trying to create something beautiful now, something people can listen to and relax' said Poole. Relaxing as they are, Poole's recital and CD are a far cry from background music. The soul and drive of classic rock and blues he has become known for still come through in his newer more traditional acoustic work.
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