Jamfoot / Bio

From the friendly lands of the Hill Country around AustinTexas where we call home, to Europe and throughout the world, Jamfoot has traveled and played, in one form or another to thousands of people over the years. The players in Jamfoot will play with other bands and sometimes live in different areas, but we always have found the way to get together and play as a group because It's the music that we play that drives us.

CJ Niehoff has been playing guitar in different forms for most of his life. Early on he played in punk and metal bands, then it was in studios as an engineer and producer and as a solo acoustic musician and then onto Jamfoot and it's current longtime run; but through it all was the blues as an underlying theme. Can't escape those blues.

Derek Burgess cut his teeth on the bass in southern Texas in the Corpus Christi area and then in Dallas. When he's not slapping the bass, he performs and records as a front man with the rock band Sharkfinger around the gulf coast.

Richard Silvas is a founding member of the great rock band Sun Salutation and is a dead solid drummer. The song may tangent but we all know that we can find Rick at the 1.

Julie Niehoff, Calen Niehoff, Greg Webb and Damian Sisca and others fill out the other parts of our Jamfoot tribe live and in the studio:

Live Jamfoot;

CJ Niehoff, Guitars/Lead Vox
Derek Burgess, Bass Guitars
Richard Silvas, Drums and Percussion
Damian Sisca – Keyboards
Julie Niehoff - Vocals
Calen Niehoff, Drums/Percussion

Studio Jamfoot musicians:
Chris Layton - Drums, percussion
Rick Plester - Producer/Mixing Wizard
Bob Romans - Stick, Producer - wrote intro to Monkey Me
Greg Webb - Drums, percussion

Neil Flanz - Pedal Steel

General Info

Band Members
CJ Niehoff - Guitars, Lead Vocals / Derek Burgess - BassGuitar &Vocals Richard Silvas - Drums / Damian Sisca - Keys / Julie Niehoff - Vocals
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Active Since
Blues / Roots Rock with Red Dirt

Contact Info

Austin, TX