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In his 26th year as a one-man IT shop, Jeff Goodman got his first instrument, a bass guitar, for Christmas in 1984.  Initially struggling to learn it, he eventually fought through and joined his first band in 1986 at Virginia Tech, with the agreement that if he was too awful, they could boot him out.  He survived that band, and several others, while picking up the guitar in the late 80's as well.

 

Graduating Virginia Tech with two degrees in 1988, Jeff came home to Virginia Beach and spent the next ten or so years building a business and working on developing a unique voice on the bass guitar.  In the late ’90s, he hooked up with a guitar player and a drummer that he would jam with for the next 16 years.  While rarely gigging, Off Yer Rocker developed a fine sense of group improvisation and instrumental prowess.  That drummer went on to found and still play with Last Fair Deal, a Grateful Dead tribute band.

 

An avid instrument collector, he has provided the groove guitar for the Southeastern Virginia band, Uncle Jack, since 2013.  In Pufferfishe, he returns to the instrument closest to his soul, the electric bass guitar.  Playing Alembic 5 and 6 string basses through Ampeg bass amps and Fender tube guitar amps, Jeff brings his unique brand of bass mayhem to the favorite band of musicians with which he has played. 

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