Puckett, Jeffrey Lee

Date:
2016-10-13
Length:
107 mins.
Interviewer:
Nold, Chip
Transcription available:
no
Series:
Louisville Underground Music Archive Oral Histories
Series ID:
2016_133
Interview Number(s):
2016_133_8
Summary:
A lifelong Louisvillian, Jeff became the Courier-Journal's music writer in 1990 (although he had contributed reviews to the paper's music pages before then); he has continued in the job to the present. He graduated from Seneca High School and the University of Louisville. He began getting involved in Louisville's underground music scene in the late 80s, after he moved to the Highlands and began covering the bar scene as one of the paper's Nightlife columnists. Louisville bands of the 90s, a decade that Jeff describes as a great age for the city's bands — the young, independent ones who lived and practiced at the Rocket House and had what he describes as "a romantic" attachment to expressing themselves; older indie groups such as King Kong, Love Jones and Bodeco; and even mainstream successes such as Days of the New and Nappy Roots.
Topic(s):
Punk rock music - Kentucky - Louisville