Jeff is a proud Kentucky native who learned to play guitar from his father, Vester, when he was just 6 years old. After tackling the guitar, he moved on to other instruments, until at age 12 he was inspired by Harold Russell of the Russell Brothers to play mandolin. Soon after, Jeff joined his dad and other family members, playing at area churches and radio stations, and they became known as the Sounds of Gospel. When he was 19, Jeff left the Sounds of Gospel and joined Train 45, The Bluegrass Drifters, and other acts. He then became a member of Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, where he played mandolin, guitar, banjo and fiddle and sang harmony vocals in the staff band from 1986 to 1994. He also performed with The Parker Brothers, a featured bluegrass act at Renfro Valley. They were named Best Bluegrass Band at Renfro in 1992. In 1994 Jeff was awarded Best Harmony Singer, and in 1991 he was named Best Instrumentalist. After leaving Renfro Valley, Jeff spent five years in the group Wilderness Trail, which he formed with his brother Mike. In October 2001 Jeff joined The Lonesome River Band as mandolin player and tenor singer. He spent the next five years with LRB and recorded three albums with them. Jeff has recorded two solo albums. The latest, Go Parker! released in 2012 and Two Roads to Travel, both on Lonesome Day Records. Jeff has performed or recorded with other acts including Dale Ann Bradley, Steve Gulley, Rick Bartley, Aaron McDaris, Wildfire, David Marshall, Jason Davis, Linda Lay, Larry Sparks, Tony Rice and the late Larry Rice. He joined Dailey & Vincent in January 2007.
Showtime: 7:00pm | Doors Open: 6:30pm
Admission fee: $24.95 | Dinner and Theater - $42.95
Blue Gate Theatre
195 N Van Buren Shipshewana