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 photo by Lisa Bettany

What a great time we all had on our latest tour with Toby Keith and Aaron Pritchett! 6 shows in 7 nights…complete whirlwind. It was very special to finally get a chance to play GM Place in Vancouver, BC. Kicking off the tour with a hometown crowd and our families there was more than I could ever ask for. Our tour bus-John Wayne-held up strong with Greg ‘G-RIDE’ Schaber at the wheel. Helluva guy and excellent driver to boot. We put a lot of miles on that old Eagle. At times I felt like we were driving back to the future…

The tour ended at the Saddledome in Calgary, AB. WHAT a fun show. The place went crazy. I’m so happy that Marymae and Dan (my wife’s parents) made it out to the show. I love hanging out with them whenever I get the chance. Just checked the charts and Jessie Farrell‘s new single ‘I Guess’ is climbing fast. Fantastic news! Here’s hoping that it cracks the Top 10…





“Let’s Get Rowdy” is a party song.

There’s no ifs, ands, or buts about it. It’s one of those tunes that you can’t stop humming along to — more so after my 16-hour day on the set of the video shoot with Aaron Pritchett, Mitch Merrett, and Mike Sanyshyn. It was a long and rewarding day of filming. A standout was the bass player, who was amazing (Watch for him in the video!). It was very cool of Aaron to ask me to be in their new vid and the final product looks really, really good! Cheers to Colin Minihan…great director. Some familiar faces were also there, from the same wardrobe and make-up crew as Jessie Farrell’s “Let’s Talk About Love” video, to an old friend from high school (Hey Doug!). Seeing all the fans come out to be be extras on short notice was really inspiring. A pat on the back to all persons involved! Wait for it…………..LET’S GET ROWDY!!!


– J-GO

Stills from “Let’s Get Rowdy” (Aaron Pritchett), directed by Colin Minihan. © 604 Records 2008

Jesse has been nominated for Drummer of the Year for the 2008 Canadian Country Music Awards, which are to be held in Winnipeg, MB in September.

The nomination is for his work with country artist Jessie Farrell who has herself been nominated for 7 (!) awards, the most for any artist this year. In addition to J-Go, Jessie Farrell’s guitar player, Jesse Tucker, and bass player, Ryland Haggis, have both been nominated in their respective categories.

So, in conclusion, somebody better win somethin’.

Check back here for more news about the CCMAs as it happens!

Check out the Tour page for some new dates added with Jessie Farrell.

Welcome to my new website.

It’s been long overdue and Redpilot Media is doing great work. I’m really excited about having a cool page that’ll allow me to share with all of you what I’m up to, where I am, and how all the great gigs I’ve been doing are going! Please feel free to navigate through this site. It’ll be quickly growing with more content like videos and photos so keep checking back. ‘Til next time,


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