Jeff Carlson Survives Death, Crohn’s Disease and Four Surgeries; Channels the Emotions into “Yesterday’s Gone”

January 06 21:27 2022
Jeff Carlson is a prominent American rock musician and founder of the Jeff Carlson Band. Jeff is a survivor of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease, and an inspiration for his peers, the music community, and thousands of music fans.

Jeff Carlson is a prominent American rock artist and a Crohn’s disease survivor. Jeff channeled the hardships he overcame into “Yesterday’s Gone”, his latest record which was released on the 23rd of April 2021 through RFL Records.

In 2001, Jeff was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease. After falling ill, Jeff was rushed into a shock room for emergency surgery. At the hospital’s table, Jeff died for nearly three minutes before being revived by surgeons. Later, he went through four additional surgeries and is still taking therapy for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease.  

The many tribulations he had to endure did not stop Jeff from pursuing his dreams and following his lifetime passion – creating, performing, and playing music and cherishing life with thousands of his die-hard fans.

The pain and trauma caused by both surgeries and illnesses have had a massive impact on Jeff, who decided to channel these experiences into a powerful, meaningful melodic hard rock album. “Yesterday’s Gone” relies heavily on Jeff’s tribulations and suffering and exudes raw, unfiltered emotions.

“I thank God every day that I’m above ground because life is too precious not to do what you love.  This new record was written for everybody out there who is faced with challenges that life throws at you, and you keep going.  It’s like one of my heroes Rocky Balboa has said – life’s not about how hard you get hit…it’s about how hard you get hit and keep going,“ said Carlson.

Yesterday’s Gone was released on Amazon in MP3 and Audio CD formats and is available on several online retailing platforms and streaming services. The album’s first single “Fire“ was released on the 26th of March 2021 and has already reached massive online audiences on FoqusTV, an Amazon/Roku Music Channel dedicated to independent artists; which has been viewed more 86,000,000 times in 3 months.

The single reached the Top 100 on both Global Indie Charts and European Indie Charts while ”Yesterday’s Gone”, the title track reached the Top 25 on the Global Indie Charts.

The album was immediately met with outstandingly positive feedback and was counted among the Top 50 albums sold for April 2021 by Amped/Alliance Distribution through RFL Records. ”Yesterday’s Gone” was also featured in the Top 11 Albums of 2021 list by Radio ByPass in the UK.

Jeff Debuted ”Over My Shoulder“ – Live from the Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles, which was shot during the band’s performance while supporting the legendary John Corabi, on RFL Records’ Podcast. The Whiskey performance is featured on FoqusTV and YouTube, which has tremendously helped ”Over my Shoulder” grow in popularity with fans and those who are just now discovering the band.

Jeff Carlson Band plans to record another single called ”Shadow Ban”, which is planned for release in the summer of 2022 and is not featured on ”Yesterday’s Gone” yet. ”Shadow Ban” will be produced by Mark Slaughter, the singer of the infamous metal band Slaughter. 

Jeff and his band are currently planning a 30-city US tour starting in March 2022 in Evergreen, Colorado. The Jeff Carlson Band will travel the country to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and finish the tour in Las Vegas.

Having endured four surgeries and the onslaught of pain caused by Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease, Jeff’s drive for performing, singing, and playing guitar is as unyielding and uncompromising as it has ever been.

Dozens of venue owners have had nothing but words of praise and compliments for Jeff Carlson Band and their unapologetic rock performance. Chris P, the owner of The Rail Club in Ft. Worth, Texas stated that “They have earned the right to play here on a Saturday night.”

Sharon, the owner of Fitzgerald’s in San Antonio, Texas, where Jeff Carlson Band played on the 16th of December, said “We were very pleased with the show,” while the owner of Lonestar Saloon imparted that they “must have them back”.

Jeff is signed to RFL Records and MK Music USA for Artist Management and Booking

More information about the Jeff Carlson Band is available on the group’s official website.

Additional information:

Artist: Jeff Carlson Band
Management and Booking: MK Music USA
Record Label: RFL Records
Email Address: [email protected]
Instagram: @jeffcarlsonband
Facebook: @jeffcarlsonband
Contact for Booking: Kim Allee
Contact for Management: Nolan Hodges

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