While Pensive Poets
In a world saturated with discouraging news, it is refreshing to hear hopeful songs. Jeff Hanshaw has provided us with an alternative to the MTV trash we must endure. His songs are a good representation of the man himself: calm, insightful, passionate, and vulnerable. Jeff's 2008 release, 'While Pensive Poets', consists of ten numbers, which will find their way into the hearts of any so fortunate to obtain a copy. The music itself is deep-rooted in classic rock with a folk influence. Whether a song is layered with heavy drums and multiple electric guitars, or if the arrangment merely contains a single acoustic guitar, an Arabic drum, and Jeff's calming voice, 'While Pensive Poets' is a treat for the ears. One contributing factor for this release having such warm symmetry, is the fact that Jeff performs every instrument including all the guitar parts, bass notes, drumming, percussion, and all vocal parts. 'While Pensive Poets' is a work with unrivaled inspiration.