“Guy Clark-style songwriting...he paints vivid worlds...Western flair and John Prine-level wordplay” - Wide Open Country’s Artists to Watch: Bobby Moore, September 2018
“instantly classic...“Carry Me Back” Is A Cattle Drive Down The Plains With A Cowboy Poet ” - Mark Joseph Engleson - Americana Highways September 2018
“Jeff Mamett is the real deal. This is a true Country and Western artist. ” -Viola Krouse- Making a Scene Magazine September 2018
Jeff Mamett is a singer-songwriter whose country and western songs have an authentic, earthy quality. He is a storyteller, influenced by writers such as Guy Clark and John Prine, merging elements of American roots music into what some have called a “modern western” sound.
His new album, "Carry Me Back", with 12 original songs, has been critically acclaimed. It was listed in Making A Scene Magazine as one of the top 40 Americana CD's of 2018 and led to Mamett being included in Wide Open Country's "Artists to Watch”. It was recorded in Nashville and produced by lifelong friend and Trace Adkins pedal steel player Wayne Addleman.
Jeff began performing at 13, working with older musicians, playing dances, bars and fraternity parties. After high school, he honed his skills hitting the road with club bands, before ending up in L.A. and then Nashville. There, he gained experience recording and touring with various artists.
Once he and his wife began to have children, Jeff made the decision to leave the road and the music industry to be a dad. The next 25 years would be spent in the cattle business.
In 2013, like Rip Van Winkle waking from his long sleep, Jeff began playing again and discovered a passion for writing and performing his own songs.
His first album, “Here’s Your Hat…”, with 10 original and 2 cover songs, was released in 2015.