The Utah based five-member Jagertown band includes front man Preston Creed (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Liz Anderson (Fiddle/Vocals), Jesse Brooks (Bass/Vocals), Demitri Mannos (Drums), and Danny Boyd (Lead Guitar) each of whom bring a unique and valuable perspective and sound to the table. They are gearing up to play in Nashville November 6, leading up to the CMA Awards show. Check out our interview with them below and go see their stellar live show!
What was a typical dinner or family meal like for you growing up?
Meter: Big Greek dinner…Easter Lamb dinner to be exact and all my relatives spoke Greek.
Has music always been a big part of your life in the kitchen and family gatherings?
Danny: The reason I play music comes from family gatherings. All my uncles, dad, and brothers would jam.
Who is the bigger foodie in the band?
After playing a late at night show, what is your go to munchies?
Meter: Hot dog
Jesse: Ice Cream
Danny: Salt and vinegar chips
Preston: Snickers bar
What are 4 food items we would find in your tour bus/travel vehicle?
Dots, Pretzels from South Dakota, Energy drinks, String cheese.
For fun, can you give an example of a “typical day” of eating for you, whether you are going out with friends or cooking at home.
Meter: Believe it or not, I eat lettuce, cucumber and tomato sandwiches.
The band will be celebrating 11 years this October which has included hundreds of shows, tell us about that and one memorable meal you’ve had during your travels.
Once we were offered mountain lion. Jesse ate it.
Is there anywhere you have wanted to travel or a restaurant you have always wanted to dine in that you have not yet?
One food everyone tells you to try, but you just can’t get up the nerve.
Meter and Danny: chocolate covered ant
Jesse: tofu…it’s fake meat
Elizabeth: chicken feet
You are getting ready to play in Nashville Nov 6th at The Valentine. What songs are you most excited to play for your Music City Jagernation fans?
The newest songs that we will be recording in Nashville the day after the show. “Blame It On The Wine,” “Rear View,” and the current single, “Small Town Superstars.”
Any place in particular you like to eat, drink, or visit while in town?
Danny: Gruhns Vintage Guitars off 8th in Nashville
Meter: Forks Drum Closet off 12th Ave in Nashville
Jesse and Elizabeth: Johnny Cash Museum
Preston: Gibson Guitar Custom Shop
You have shared the stage with some big names over the years, is there anyone you haven’t played with that you would love the opportunity?
Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, and Stapleton
What’s the rest of 2017 look like for you?
The rest of this year is going to be awesome. We will be recording a couple of new songs to keep releasing to country radio and continue touring across country.
Finally for Battered and Brewed, If you could eat or have a drink with one person dead or alive, who would it be and what would you have?
Danny: Jim Morrison- Hamburgers at the Rainbow
Meter: and Preston – Prince- Pancakes
Jesse: My mother- Salad
Elizabeth: Shakespeare- Meat Pies.
The cutting-edge sound of Jagertown brings an energy and genuineness to country music that hasn’t been heard in years. With musical influences ranging from classic country icons like Don Williams and Merle Haggard to pure rock and roll artists such as guitarist Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne) and Eddie Van Halen, it’s no wonder this band perfectly blends the country and rock genres while mixing the southern rock sounds they fell in love with growing up.
The Utah based five-member band includes front man Preston Creed (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Liz Anderson (Fiddle/Vocals), Jesse Brooks (Bass/Vocals), Demitri Mannos (Drums), and Danny Boyd (Lead Guitar) each of whom bring a unique and valuable perspective and sound to the table. The band will be celebrating 11 years this October which has included hundreds of shows, sharing the stage with acts like Alabama, Ty Herndon, Toby Keith and Keith Urban, four studio albums under their belt, and an impressive surge of people joining the “JagerNation.” Jagertown’s high-energy show, well-crafted songs and a sound that sets them apart from the rest of the genre guarantee that the party is just getting started.
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