Jeff Pike


Posted by on Dec 2, 2013

Change is imminent. Resistance to change is futile and time keeps marching on. You can run as fast as you can, and you can bury your head in the sand, but you will never be able to outrun change – or Father Time. Like many of us I have never been too keen on change. Up until just a few short years ago (4 Years in January to be exact) I had a lifelong habit of burying my head in the sand. Ignore something and either it does not exist or it will go away. That was the way my head worked and the way my actions played out for many years. For those of you who do not know (though most do) I was once a drinking man. So it should come as no surprise when I say that my life was about denial. Though I no longer drink alcohol and have been completely sober for almost 4 years, I am not going to sit here and tell you that I have completely overcome and beaten that nasty little praxis. Despite my constant vigil it still pops up now and then, though not quite as often as it used too. Yet I am still not a big fan of change even though I have done quite a bit of it over the past few years. So, imagine my surprise that for the first time in my life I find myself welcoming change, seeking it out, excited as to what new lessons, experiences, growth, and adventures lie ahead for me now that I am able to live and think outside of my box of false security and denial. Of course stepping outside of the box and seeking out change does not always mean that things will go the way I want them too. No, not at all. But if I am going to grow I DO have to take chances and make changes. For me, along with all of the wonderful gifts of my recovery and my late blooming self-awareness, there are also new fears and worries. All brought on by the changes and the choices I have made in my life. But unlike I did for so many years, this time “I will not go quietly into that dark night.” I am looking forward with great anticipation to what 2014 has in store for me. As 2013 comes...

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Posted by on Nov 13, 2013

I sat down at my computer yesterday to write a new blog when just in time I read someone else’s blog that my girlfriend had sent me. The blog in question resounded deeply with my beliefs and other peoples myths surrounding my chosen career as a musician in today’s social media and TV driven world. So much so that she knew I would want to read it and possibly repost it, which I immediately did. As they day wore on I kept thinking more and more about this young ladies blog and the desire to blog about the same subject was growing stronger within me. After much thought I came to my own realization. A realization which told me I could not improve on what Singer/Songwriter Amy Petty posted about Media, TV, Music and Fame vs. what being a happy, honest and successful musician is really all about. So with all hats off and respect to Amy Petty here is her blog in its entirety. Please read, enjoy and share with all your friends. You can read more about Amy Petty at Jeff Pike November 13, 2013 Tonight, I’m standing in a stranger’s living room, singing at a house concert. I’m far from home and I don’t know anyone here but you’ve given me your time, your ear and your heart for two hours and by the end of the night, we know each other. We are fulfilled and changed by the experiences of the evening and life is good. We are moved, unexpectedly. You approached me with tears in your eyes. I was standing near the tissue box so I had the honor of handing one to you. You told me what that one song meant to you, how it spoke exactly of an experience you’d had and that it meant the world to hear someone else felt the same way. After a few moments of each of us trying to find the words, you said, “And you should audition for the The Voice!” I smiled and laughed a bit and said thank you. “I mean it,” you said, “you’re good enough! You could win! You could be famous! Someday, you’ll make it and we’ll say we knew you when. I’ve come to realize that this is a huge compliment, maybe the biggest compliment that you could possibly offer. You have just placed me in the company...

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Posted by on Oct 13, 2013

My new CD – “Back To Basics” is available now for purchase and download! If you can’t make the CD Release Party today at Hemingways in Marietta, Georgia you can at least pick up your copy and enjoy the music on it’s first day of release. For more information on the CD Release party today go to my concert calendar. Hope to see you at the party today, but if not I look forward to your review of my new music. Thanks for listening! 🙂 – To purchase the CD, visit my Store at Yours in the spirit of music, Jeff...

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Posted by on Sep 9, 2013

The latest CD by Singer/Songwriter Jeff Pike finds him returning to his roots as a musician and a songwriter. On this intimate and aptly named CD, “Back To Basics”, you will find no drums, no elaborate studio production, and no fancy overdubs. What you will find are simple, emotional, vulnerable and honest recordings by an extremely versatile musician returning home to the music that comes from his soul. Just Jeff, his voice, his guitar and his piano. Those who follow Jeff’s career and appreciate his original music have been anticipating and asking for this CD for years. Well, the wait is over. On “Back To Basics” Jeff has taken some of his most popular songs along with several unreleased compositions and given them new acoustic arrangements. The result is a raw and introspective album of music that listeners will relate to. Jeff is best known since 1992 as the founder and lead singer of “A1A – The Official and Original Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show.” However this new CD, like all of his original work outside of A1A, shows an entirely different side of Jeff and his music. “Back to Basics” is an opportunity for Jeff to express a more personal and vulnerable side of his life. He will not be retiring from his position in A1A, but rest assured you will be seeing and hearing a lot more of his solo work from this point forward. If you haven’t heard any of Jeff’s original music, now is the time. If you think you know Jeff as a musician and songwriter through A1A and Trop Rock, think again. “Back To Basics” will be officially released on October 13, 2013. Stay tuned to and for information and updates. Join our e-mail list to get up-to-date information as soon as it is released. Jeff...

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Posted by on Aug 13, 2013

On May 4, 1978 at an evening High School Mixer in Mobile, Alabama, at the ripe old age of 16 I first heard the music of Dan Fogelberg. There is no way I could have known that night what an effect this event would have on my music, my spirit and my path of life. From the very first song I felt like I had been hit by a ton of bricks. I promptly wondered, “Why have I not heard this mans music before?” and immediately took it upon myself to absorb every lyric, note and passage of every piece of music Mr. Fogelberg had released up to that point. That has never changed, and on days like today I miss his presence even more; and like many I mourn the music he could have made had he lived. Music has been the driving force behind my life, heart and soul of my being ever since I can remember. From what I am told, pretty much ever since I came out of the womb; and while I greatly enjoy a wide variety of music, (My album collection can attest to this) the musicians and artists whom I admire, respect and hold in the very highest of esteem are few. Those who have impacted my life like Dan Fogelberg I can count on less than one hand. I had the pleasure of being in his presence for a short while back in 1991, but I never had the chance to meet the man and spend just a few short minutes thanking him – and that is really all I wanted to do. To thank him. Thank him for drastically changing my music, my heart, my life and my musical soul with class and grace for all eternity. Happy Birthday Dan. If your spirit has not moved on, I am pretty sure you are having an amazing day. Thank you…. Jeff...

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Posted by on Jul 15, 2013

I would like to thank everyone who took the time to post and wish me a Happy Birthday over the past couple of days. I always feel humbled, grateful and blessed by the number of notices, messages and e-mails that I receive and wish I had the time to respond personally to each and everyone. I had a fantastic Birthday this year traveling to Dallas, Texas and performing with A1A. As the years roll on I treasure each Birthday a little more and more and try to make the most out of every minute. Thanks again to all of my family, friends and listeners who allow me to be a part of their lives. With love and respect, Jeff...

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