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Black Berry Jam / Bio

Chad K. Slagle, a veteran singer-songwriter who originally hails from the mountains of WV, acts as frontman and lead singer. Chad is an accomplished musician and has been known to play guitar, harmonica, mandolin, and even a banjo during a show. He spent ten years as a staff writer and road musician in Nashville before relocating to OK 3 years ago and has quickly become recognized as one of the premiere red dirt songwriters.

Billy Bryant grew up in Ketchum, OK, he transplanted himself to the OKC area just about a year ago. Billy has been playing the guitar for almost 25years. He is the newest member of Black Berry jam. Joining just a couple of months ago he was a perfect fit from the get go! Billy brings a lot to the table for us with his style and musical taste. In his day job, Billy is a sales rep for a local hunting supply company. Welcome Billy! Glad to have you with us.

Dave "all day" Lay is the man behind the bass. Dave is the man that helps us bring it all togeather. His knowledge of music is deep. Dave has several years of experience playing with local bands. Dave hails from Choctaw Ok, where he was born, and raised, and still resides to this day. When dave isn't on stage doing his thing with Black Berry Jam, you can find him on a dance floor somewhere on the weekends with his wife.

Shawn Garrison is the guy on the drum kit. Shawn was raised in Davis OK. Relocating to OKC about 15 years ago, he decided to chase his life long dream of being a drummer. Drumming for a few different bands around OKC until 2006 where he became one of the founding members of Black Berry Jam. Shawn really prides himself on honing and advancing his drum playing abilities. Shawn has several interest outside of music. You are sure to find him on the water in the summer time enjoying one of the state's many lakes with his wife Lexie, sons Jace and Trey, and friends.

General Info

Band Members
Shawn Garrison, Chad Slagle, Dave Lay, Billy Bryant
Artist Name
Black Berry Jam
Home Page
Active Since
Country / Red Dirt/Country / Classic Rock

Contact Info

Oklahoma City, OK
Shawn Garrison