Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Label: Cimsound Records
A Touring/Studio Musician & Producer/Engineer, Jeffrey was born in Arkansas City Kansas and raised on the plains of North-Central Oklahoma, in Newkirk. At an early age he and his family moved to St Louis, MO. After which he moved back to Oklahoma and started his professional music career in Norman OK. and later in Stillwater Ok, where he lived for 11 yrs. Both his parents were musicians, his father a jazz musician, theater actor and barbershop singer, and his mother a music teacher, pianist and organist.
Parker has been a performing musician and composer for 30 years. As a performer, he has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada with various road bands, playing all styles of music and sharing the stage and performing with acts such as Jefferson Starship, Alice Cooper, Buck Owens, Rodney Crowell, Johnny Paycheck, Baillie & the Boys, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jerry Jeff Walker, Kevin Welch, Jimmie LaFave, Brewer & Shipley, The Great Divide, Cross Canadian Ragweed, and countless others.
Jeffrey has, for the past several years, found his original music in demand for film and television projects and it has been featured internationally on PBS and the Discovery Network. His work has also been featured in Museum exhibits such as the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian. As a Producer/Engineer/Musician, and owner of Cimarron Sound Lab, Jeffrey for many years has been an integral part of Oklahoma's vibrant RED DIRT musical community, working with such artists as Tom Skinner & Farmboy, Bob Childers, The Red Dirt Rangers, Cross Canadian Ragweed (co-producer/engineer/musician 'Carney',' Live & Loud'), Jason Boland and the Stragglers, & The Great Divide.
On the national front, Jeffrey has also worked with the CMA/CMT winning Carrie Underwood, Nick Wheeler (All-American Rejects), Grammy winner Rita Coolidge, the NAMMY Award winning Cherokee National Youth Choir, Nammy Winner Gil Silverbird, and the world renowned Tulsa Oratorio Chorus. As a music educator, Jeffrey has taught well over l000 stringed instrument students over a 10 year period.
“NASHVILLE, TN (July 27, 2010) – Red River Junction is the new name of the Oklahoma and Texas “Red Dirt Country” band formerly known as the Red River Mudcats. In addition to the new name, the band is also changing key personnel as Muskogee, OK native Tuff Whitfield takes over lead vocal duties formerly held by female vocalist, Liz Calender, of Dallas.”
Clif Doyal - CDA Promotions Nashville
“Embracing that “Red Dirt” sound and bringing elements of both the Texas and Oklahoma music scenes together, Red River Junction is a new group bridging the Sooner and Lone Star states.
Andrew Griffin - Best In Texas Mag