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Jeff Raught
Jeff Raught

Jeff has been meandering his way through life with songs and stories for many years. Finding the humor in unexpected places and delivering it in a way that only Jeff can. Connecting the dots, or maybe helping to erase them. It is a delightful blend of music that has flavors of blues, gospel and hints of The American Songbook.

For a new twist on some old yarn....

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Various ensembles over thirty-ish years.
Various ensembles over thirty-ish years.

I play bass guitar (currently a five string "MTD").

I've played in churches (I'm part of a folk group in a Catholic church at present), pubs - nasty and nice, concerts, coffee houses and assorted other environments.

I've played in duos, full bands (three, four, five piece) and other configurations. I've had the good fortune to be part of a number of recording sessions as well.

I play by ear and use chord charts frequently. I am learning to "read" but am at a beginner level in that regard.

There are very few types of music that I don't like. I've played rock, country, gospel, reggae, folk and even some classical at a semi-serious to pretty serious level.

I'm a sucker for a great melody, a cool riff or a worthwhile lyric. If all three elements converge in a song great; I will, however, settle for one or two of them. :-)

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The Boondogglers 'Unplugged' (Kind OF)

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The Boondogglers 'Unplugged' (Kind OF)

The Boondogglers were formed in April 2005 as a way for four guys to find a release from the "daily grind." After several rehearsals we landed on the name The Boondogglers based on Webster's Dictionary definition of a boondoggle (noun)as "work of little or no value done merely to keep or look busy." We felt it was appropriate.

For five years we focussed on "Boondoggling" our favorite songs from the likes of Johnny Cash, The Beatles, Merle Haggard, The Rolling Stones, BR549, The Bottle Rockets, and Tennessee Ernie Ford. We soon added a fifth Boondoggler and decided to go the route of writing our own songs. The Boondogglers have become a respected band in the current central Ohio movement toward tradional country music and the all-encompassing "Americana" or "Alt. Country" genre. Our album, "Songs of Life, Love, and Civil Disobedience" as been well received both critically and by sales measures.

The full Boondogglers lineup is best experienced in a barroom or honky tonk with a couple adult beverages and some ear plugs. Some of the young musicians in Columbus have commented that they want to grow up to be as energetic, entertaining, and "in your face" as The Boondogglers some day. We've established a reputation!

By virtue of our full stage show, we have a limited number of venues in which to showcase our music. As such, we have reverse engineered several of our songs, as well as some covers, to open up some new avenues for performance of them. The Boondogglers Unplugged are Brent Miller (vocals/acoustic guitar), Jamie Molisee (electric guitar/mandolin/vocals), and Andy Kirtland (bass). We have kicked out our drummer and keyboardist (with their permission) and stripped down our set to play places like Mennofolk Bluffton.

Brent and Andy are both grads of Bluffton COLLEGE, and Brent is a current member of Columbus Mennonite Church.


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3293 Park St
Grove City, Ohio 43123 USA


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