In recent month's, I have had the great opportunity to see Jarred Pope live four times. Three times with the Tom Keifer Band, and once with another legend, and great guy....Damon Johnson. I was so happy to see all of the dates pop up, and would not have missed them for anything.
I met Jarred several years ago through one of my best friends and supporters-Randy Walker of Media 22 Productions. Randy is a highly accomplished drummer, and producer based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Since that time...Jarred has used a variety of my drums live, and in the studio including a 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14, 6.5 x 14, 6.5 x 15, and 4 x 15. Right now he is using a 1.5 Steel--4 x 15 and 5.5 x 14 exclusively on tour with Tom Keifer, and used the 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 for an upcoming release from Damon Johnson. (Please see the link below to pre-order the record from PledgeMusic). He used the 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 on the Damon Johnson's live record Birmingham Tonight, that is a record I cherish.
On tour, Jarred's tech has been Jeff Brown. Jeff is a highly respected Nashville ace who has played with a countless number of acts, and is one of the greatest guy's out there on the scene. His input and opinions, like Jarred's, have been extremely valued here. I always ask Jarred when a date is approaching if Jeff is going to be with him and not playing. Always super happy to hear is going to be there!
With me for these shows, and always...is my girl Elizabeth Wiel. She is an amazing woman, is the smartest girl I know, is a top-tier designer in her job, is someone I consult for an opinion and viewpoint frequently, and is also a huge and extremely knowledgeable music fan. She has absolutely loved the shows with the Tom Keifer Band, and loves these two guy's as well. We have had an incredibly great time at dinners, sound checks, after-show get together hangs, etc..,
Tom Keifer has been a star for a long time, and this band, as big as they are even now, are only going to become huge. They get rave reviews, the band is completely off-the-hook, and all of them are super nice people as well. They keep a really lively tour schedule, and it is a show that you simply must see if you have not. Thank You as well Tom for taking time out to chat. I have heard for years what an incredibly nice guy you are, and you certainly are just that.
Thank You Jarred Pope & Jeff Brown for everything. No Doubt!.....We will be seeing you soon, and Elizabeth and I are looking forward to that already.....
Image By Joe Schaeffer Photography-Thank You!