Jeff Keith

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Jeff Keith
Keith performing at the Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, New York on April 27, 2009.
Keith performing at the Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, New York on April 27, 2009.
Background information
Birth nameJeffrey Lynn Keith
Also known asJK
Born (1958-10-12) October 12, 1958 (age 61)
Idabel, Oklahoma, United States
GenresHard rock, blues rock, heavy metal
Occupation(s)Musician, Songwriter
Years active1982–present
LabelsGeffen, Tesla Electric Company Recordings
Associated actsTesla, Bar 7

Jeffrey Lynn Keith (born October 12, 1958) is an American musician and 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 later relocated as a teenager 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, 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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