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With the release of Tony Joe White’s “Uncovered” CD, featuring rock heavyweights, Eric Clapton, JJ Cale, Michael McDonald, and Mark Knopfler, as well as a posthumous contribution by the legendary Waylon Jennings, Jeff explains that his work on this project has brought him significantly closer to his drumming goals. “I understand the groove and melody better than ever." We didn’t use a click track or charts for these recordings and the result is raw and real.

Covering the musical gambit from "Sesame Street" to "Lollapalooza," Jeff began drumming at the age of eight. He cut his teeth in the lounges of downtown Memphis while majoring in per- cussion and classical guitar at Memphis State University where he achieved the esteemed drummer position for the “A” level Jazz Band. Jeff began touring and recording with Tony Joe White after Tony heard some demo recordings Jeff did with Jim Stewart of Stax Records. Later, Waylon Jennings was recording some of Tony Joe’s material, and since the producers were unable to improve upon the feel of Jeff’s playing on the demo, Waylon decided to use Jeff’s original tracks for “Waylon and Co.”

Waylon then made Jeff a permanent fixture in his band and Jeff spent the next fourteen years honing his skills and learning every aspect of the music business from the undisputed “rebel” of outlaw country music. When asked about his tenure with Waylon, Jeff remarks “Waylon commanded perfection on stage. It was a level of professionalism that could only be learned from the great masters of any art.” Jeff observed Waylon’s passing by honoring his privilege to have been influenced by a true legend and moves his legacy forward with a personal and profes- sional attitude that is admired both on stage and in the studio.

Jeff received recognition from Modern Drummer magazine for “Best Country Drummer” and through the years has shared the stage with many artists, but he maintains his ever-humble attitude by summing up his credentials with “You’re only as good as your last show.”


Tony Joe White/Uncovered/Swamp Records
(with Eric Clapton, JJ Cale, Waylon Jennings,
Mark Knopfler and Michael McDonald)
Tony Joe White/Deep Cuts/Swamp Records
Tony Joe White/Live From Austin, TX/New West Records
Tony Joe White/Live At The Basement, Australia
Tony Joe White/Live in Amsterdam, Munich Records
Jessi Colter/Out of the Ashes/Shout Factory Records
Robby Turner/Man Of Steel/Evolutionary
Monty & The Pythons/Real Thing/Python Records
Tony Joe White/Dangerous Eyes/Raven
Waylon Jennings/Live From Austin, TX/New West Records
Brian Gowan/I Am Strong/Scott & White
Brian Gowan/Day One/GMG Records
Waylon Jennings/ Nashville Rebel/ RCA
Waylon Jennings/Live From Austin, TX/New West Records
Waylon Jennings/The Best of Austin City Limits/Columbia/Legacy
Waylon Jennings/NFL Country/Castle
Waylon Jennings/Cowboys, Sisters, Rascals & Dirt/Ode 2 Kids/BMG
Waylon Jennings/Right For The Time/Justice Records
Waylon Jennings/Too Dumb For New York City/Epic-Sony
Waylon Jennings/The Eagle/Epic
Waylon Jennings/Waylon & Company/RCA
Songs of The Civil War/Sony
Instrumental Memphis Music Sampler /INSIDE SOUNDS
Harley Davidson & The Marlborough Man/Mercury
Tony Joe White/I Get Off On It/Casablanca
Tony Joe White/The Real Thang/Casablanca
Tony Joe White/Dangerous/Columbia/CBS
David Allen Coe/Just Divorced/Columbia-CBS
Joe Simon/Loving Time/Mell-O-Sound
Johnny Hallyday/Nashville/Phillips


Brian Gowan/Day One/GMG Records
Brian Gowan/I Am Strong/Scott & White
Monty & The Pythons/Real Thing/Python Records

Got a gig or session just shoot me a message.
I am also set up to do full drum tracks and can send files anywhere in the world.
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At 7:42pm on June 26, 2011, Phoenix Benjamin said…
Hey bro. Everythings cool. How are u?
At 11:00am on April 13, 2011, Phoenix Benjamin said…
Yep brother everything is great. It's like the dream never ends. The alarm rings, I wake up, to walk into another bigger than before. Taking a few days to reflect & enjoy the moment, then move into the new place on the row. Thank you for being there for me. I'm proud to have you as a friend.
At 2:41pm on April 12, 2011, Phoenix Benjamin said…
Hey bro, cant wait to see you. be back in a week.
At 11:36pm on March 16, 2010, Keith Mohr said…
Hi Jeff, hope all is well!
At 8:06am on December 23, 2009, Jimmy Gunn said…
What's up Bro.!! Happy Holidays to ya!!...
At 9:09pm on November 14, 2009, Prentis Goodwin said…
Prentis Goodwin @ No #6 Independent Music Network
Click on the country charts on the left after the page opens
At 12:57pm on October 26, 2009, Jesse Boyce said…
Hey Jeff!

Thanks for the invitaion to be friends. I appreciate your comment. I'm just trying to maake a difference.

At 3:34am on October 12, 2009, Joe Turley said…
Hey Jeff....I'm doing fine, thanks...great to hear from you...hope all is well with you!
At 3:38pm on October 6, 2009, Tommy Hatcher said…
Yeah, let me know if you have a moment in your busy schedule and letz play with some rockin',funky kings sometime!
At 2:45pm on October 6, 2009, Tommy Hatcher said…
Honored to know ya and that you dig my stuff! We should jam up some funky stuff sometime because the TJW stuff is right down my alley man! Let me know if you're ever jammin' out round town sometime and let's rock!

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