Jeff Howe is a Texas born drummer currently freelancing with various Texas artists.   But Jeff is more than just a drummer.  He is also a songwriter, producer and sought after drum instructor. Step inside and take a look around at the comings and goings of Jeff Howe.

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New Chuck Ligon CD to be released October 1st! 

Chuck Ligon's  latest CD entitled, Faith, Love & Revenge  will be released this Friday October 1st.  The release will coincide with a CD release show at Hank's Texas Grill in McKinney.  Joining Chuck onstage for this special night will be Andie Kay Joyner on backing vocals and Heather Stalling on fiddle.  Both of these ladies made fine contributions on the new disc.  The CD was recorded this past summer at several different studios around Dallas with Paul Williams engineering and Jeff Howe producing and features the amazing fret work of Clay Willis.  The disc features 9 new Chuck Ligon songs as well as one special cover song, The Beatles "I've Just Seen A Face".  The CD's first single , "My Just Revenge", will be released sometime in October.  Be sure to call and request the song on KHYI 95.3 The Range! 

So help support original Texas music on Friday October 1st at Hank's Texas Grill and be sure to get there early to get a signed copy of Faith, Love & Revenge  and maybe a T-shirt or two!

Austin Allsup Album in the works 

I have spent the last few weeks working on a new Austin Allsup (untitled as of now) CD at Bart Rose's Fort Worth Sound in, you guessed it, Fort Worth!  This is an awesome room and Bart really knows his stuff.  I highly recommend this studio! Also in the studio is Ruben Salazar and Clay Willis, two of the finest players around. The CD should be a nice mix of Texas/Red Dirt country with a few rockers thrown in the mix.  I especially like "Rock and Roll Man" (maybe a single?!).  The record should be done and out to radio sometime in the Fall so be listening to the radio or better yet, come out to a show!

Bass Drum? 

Here's a shot of my "bass drum" at The Rustic in Dallas the other day.  Sometimes you gotta improvise!  It actually sounded great through the giant PA system.

New Chuck Ligon CD in the works 

Once again, Jeff is busy in the studio producing a new Chuck Ligon CD.  The as of yet untitled CD will be ready for a fall release. The CD will feature 9 new Chuck Ligon songs and one surprise cover song, sure to be a crowd pleaser!  In addition to producing the CD, Jeff also plays drums on 1 song.  The CD is being produced at various studios in the Dallas area, most notably at Tomcast Studio with Paul Williams engineering.  Chuck's previous release, Come and Take it (2013) did very well and made it to the Texas music Chart!  Check out Chuck's homepage for the latest release info. 

Jeff to reunite with Sax Legend Johnny Reno! 

Jeff is set to play a string of dates in October with legendary Fort Worth Sax man Johnny Reno.  Jeff has not played with Mr. Reno in many years and the shows should prove to be exciting.  The pair will be playing in Fort Worth at the Scat Lounge in Downtown every Thursday in October.  Come by and see the sparks fly!

Jeff Howe moving on 

After almost 12 long and exciting years playing drums for Max Stalling, I am moving on to explore some other musical options, focus more on teaching drum lessons, and spend a weekend or two with my family.  Working for Max has been a highlight in my career and I'll miss him and the boys a ton.  A personal thanks to Max's fans for their loyalty and kindness they've shown me though the years.  I know Max and the band will continue to do great things in the future and I wish them all the luck in the world.

Troy Cartwright Song in Texas Top 50 

Troy Cartwright's  single, I'm With You hit #50 on the Texas Music Chart. The song is his first song to be featured off of his debut  EP Bull Run.  The CD was produced by Jeff Howe and released last year to glowing reviews.  Troy has also put together an outstanding live show with a top notch band.  Check them out when they come to your town.

New Drums for 2014! 

Check out my new set from Ludwig!  The set is a Legacy Classic  with the Blue/Olive oyster wrap.  The sizes are 14"X20" Bass Drum, 14"X14" Floor tom, 12"X8" tom and a 5"X14" matching wood snare drum.  The set also has the new Ludwig Atlas hardware which is amazing.  Very sturdy, versatile and attractive to boot!

Playing with Devin Leigh in Fort Worth

Jeff and Jason Drum Battle in Alice, TX

Max Stalling On Texas Music Scene