Jeff Keith

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Jeff Keith
Birth name Jeffrey Lynn Keith
Also known as JK
Born (1958-10-12) October 12, 1958 (age 59)
Texarkana, Arkansas, United States
Genres Hard rock, blues rock, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Musician, Songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, tambourine
Years active 1982–present
Labels Geffen, Tesla Electric Company Recordings
Associated acts Tesla, Bar 7

Jeffrey Lynn "Jeff" Keith (born October 12, 1958 in Texarkana, Arkansas) is an American musician, best known as the lead singer of the band Tesla.[1] He was also the lead singer for the band Bar 7.[2]

Before he became part of Tesla, Keith lived in Idabel, Oklahoma, with his mother Anita and sister Joey. However, he himself later relocated as a teenager to Douglasville, Georgia where he attended Robert S. Alexander High School and eventually moved to Sacramento, California to live with his father. Keith started out singing in the band Troubleshooter with his brother BK and bassist Pete Pedri; before joining City Kidd (later known as Tesla) in 1983. He now lives with his wife, step-daughter and son in Granite Bay, California.

Jeff Keith supports non profit charities through his yearly Ride for Reason[3] concerts in the Sacramento, California suburb of Roseville. Proceeds from the concert have gone to local area foster children, Toys for Tots, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Nor Cal Clean and Sober Living.[4] Some of the contributing artists have included Jeff Keith, Paul Holdgate, Julianna "Jules" Pollifrone and Alan Gratzer.


  1. ^ Huey, Steve; Leahey, Andrew. "Biography: Tesla". AMG. Retrieved 17 May 2010. 
  2. ^ DaRonco, Mike. "Biography: Bar 7". AMG. Retrieved 17 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Upcoming Events | Jeff Keith Ride for Reason Event | Throttle Girl". Retrieved 2016-01-18. 
  4. ^ "Higher Purpose Events". Higher Purpose Events. Retrieved 2016-01-18. 

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