Jeff McClellan is an award-winning songwriter and acoustic performer who has lived his entire life in the Appalachian region of America. Jeff has been writing songs since he learned his first chords on guitar as a child. Until recently he simply wrote his songs, played them for family and friends occasionally, and hid them away in drawers without any thought of pursuing his hobby at any higher level. “A couple of years ago with the encouragement of my wife, I signed up for some workshops to try to hone my skills a little bit regarding my writing,” offers Jeff. “After that, things kind of took off for me somewhat.”
Jeff has found success in Bluegrass and Americana music primarily. “I have had the opportunity to work with some really great people who have helped me get some songs heard by industry folks.”
Jeff has had at least one song in the SMSWF final every year that he has entered. “I love this festival” added Jeff, “it’s a great great opportunity to meet writers and network with the folks who share the same love for songs, and the craft of songwriting. “
To date, Jeff has written or cowritten a title track for an independent release in 2015, four independent artist releases in 2016 and three label artist releases in 2016 as well. So far in 2017, Jeff has four indie artist releases and four label artist releases currently in the works for release prior to end of summer.
Jeff, his wife Cheryl, son Tyler, three dogs, and four guitars split time living in Hurricane, WV and Big Stone Gap, VA
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