Editor’s note: As we mentioned last week, we’re welcoming a series of guest blogs from friends in the music business. Memphis’ Jeremy Stanfill kicks it off this week.
Jeremy’s topic: Why did you decide to pursue a career in music and a life onstage?
“I remember being a little boy standing on the side of the stage watching my pops as he played a set of 1970 Ludwigs thinking to myself that was the coolest thing I had ever seen. I wanted to be just like him. Once I was big enough to reach the pedals of that drum kit, he gave them to me. Hook, line and sinker. The rest is history; 24 years later I’m still playing that 1970 Ludwig drum kit. That’s the moment that made me want to pursue a music career.”
Jeremy Stanfill is a born and bred Memphian with music in his bones. When he’s not drumming for Star & Micey, Jeremy writes and sings shootin’ the moon-style Americana songs of heartbreaking honesty that evoke that difficult space where the sadness of wandering lost is the same feeling as the joy of freedom.
Catch Jeremy live on stage with Star & Micey next week, September 19, at the Levitt Shell.