By design, Jeff "Horti" Hortillosa's Corpus Callosum doesn't rest within one genre. Foretold by the title of his solo disc, the Whiskey Shivers guitarist invites listeners into his brain, and bluegrass ain't on it. Instead, there's a mélange of lush, beachy guitar licks ("Falling Down"), a cabaret ditty led by jazz clarinet ("You Can't Make Me Pie"), and a tropicalia ode ("Beer and Condoms") whose whistled melody sticks. Country roots also shine through the floorboards. "Pretty and Stupid" features blooming pedal steel and loping fiddle, and "Girls Named Katie & Girls Named Lynn" is a tongue-in-cheek two-stepper. Horti's tour de cranium doesn't follow any rules, but we're ready for another visit.
-The Austin Chronicle
Jeff "Horti" Hortillosa, is an Austin Texas based guitarist, known mostly for his work with Whiskey Shivers.
Horti sings with a timeless voice thats jazzy, bluegrass, and grungy all at once. His songwriting reflects his eclectic influences; with lyrics ranging from fluffy to heavy, hopeful to nihilistic, told through the lens of ambiguous characters in colorful landscapes. Humorous, poetic, and often strange, he captures the fractured snippets of the human experience and glue them back down into a collage that exists in the past present and future.