Mix of pre-1990 country, blues and party rock; energetic live show that includes a combination of covers and originalsShare
Jeff Batson is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter originally from the St. Louis suburb of Cahokia, Illinois. He developed a strong regional following playing the clubs around metropolitan St. Louis before relocating to Nashville in 1997. Some of his more notable engagements include opening for artists such as Hank Williams, Jr., Keith Urban, Tracy Byrd and Collin Raye. The St. Louis Post Dispatch once called him “a natural frontman."
Jeff’s numerous radio and television appearances through the years include a performance on TNN’s Prime Time Country and a reenactment role in an episode of The Discovery Channel's "New Detectives." Since relocating to Nashville, Jeff has concentrated on his songwriting while continuing to perform both with his band and at songwriter’s events.
As a songwriter, Jeff has over 40 cuts by other artists to his credit including success on the Texas Music Chart with Texas artist/writer Jamie Richards, who took their songs “Wasted” and “Last Time ‘til the Next Time” inside the Top 10, and the title cut on Tracy Lawrence’s Grammy-nominated gospel release, “The Rock.” His firefighter tribute song,“Don’t Call Me a Hero,” has received acclaim from the firefighting community around the globe, and “That’s a Winner,” his tribute to late St. Louis Cardinal’s announcer Jack Buck, remains a St. Louis baseball fan favorite. Two of his songs, “Make a Wish” and “Hometown Heroes,” were released as singles by Laura Bryna on her Equity Records project, and both had accompanying videos; “Hometown Heroes” was used by the Air National Guard in a national promotion that included both television and radio commercials. In early 2011, acclaimed country artist Clinton Gregory released Jeff’s song "When You Send an Angel a Letter" to radio, and it quickly made its way up a number of independent music charts.
Jeff possesses an authentic gift for songwriting, and he sings with passion that makes his music satisfyingly void of routine mediocrity. His work as both a writer and performer will excite any fan of good honest music.
Co-wrote title cut of Tracy Lawrence's 2009 Grammy-nominated gospel release, "The Rock;" also co-wrote Clinton Gregory's 2011 release "When You Send an Angel a Letter", Laura Bryna's 2007 Equity Records release "Make a Wish" and her 2008 release "Hometown Heroes", which was recorded for use by the Air Guard in a national promotional campaign that included television and radio commercials. Two of Jeff's songs have been Texas Music Chart top-10 singles by Jamie Richards, "Wasted" and "Last Time 'til the Next Time".
Typical cover set list includes a mix of pre-1990's country, blues and party rock. Four 40-45 minute sets/night max.
Hurts So Good - John Cougar
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
Pink Houses - John Cougar
Rock Star - Nickelback
Hard to Handle - Black Crowes
Take It On the Run - REO Speedwagon
Keep Your Hands to Yourself - Georgia Satellites
Crossroads - Cream
Pride & Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughn
Tush - ZZ Top
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Authority Song - John Cougar
Old Time Rock & Roll - Bob Seger
The Breakup Song - Greg Kihn Band
More Than I Can Say - Leo Sayer
You May Be Right - Billy Joel
Gimme Three Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Takin’ Care of Business - BTO
Drift Away - Dobie Gray
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Already Gone - The Eagles
Long Train Runnin’ - Doobie Brothers
Listen to the Music - Doobie Brothers
Some Kind of Wonderful - Grand Funk Railroad
Take It Easy - The Eagles
Mustang Sally - Various