A SOUTH TEXAS ORIGINAL
San Antonio native, Jody Jenkins, is carrying on a family tradition. Jody’s grandfather taught Jody’s dad, Bobby, to play guitar and Bobby went on to teach himself fiddle and keyboards, and became a professional musician. He passed the love of music on to his son, who is now fronting his hometown’s favorite band, The Jody Jenkins Band. Jody released his debut CD, “Dancin’ the Night Away”, in 1999 and followed it with his latest CD, “Under A Texas Moon”. Both CDs received extensive radio play across the U.S., Europe and Australia. His latest single “Boys Night Out” hit radio stations in September 2010. Please request his music on “Radio Free Texas” and “Big Star 97″ which you can hear on the internet.
Jody started playing bass guitar when he was in the seventh grade and even at that tender age would sit in with Bobby’s band. When Jody finished high school he went on the road with the band. After being on the road for a few years, and a good education in the music business, Jody stepped up to fronting the band and singing.
Now the tables have turned and Bobby is playing with The Jody Jenkins Band. He also helps Jody run the band. Father and son write songs together, and with the exception of one song, all the songs recorded on the first two CDs were all written by the duo.
In the early ’90s the band rose to the top of 7500 entries in the Marlboro Music Talent Roundup, winning the championship in Nashville. This big win brought the band cash and prizes, including a recording session with top Nashville producer Scott Hendricks. The project of that session “That Old Country Dance Floor,” is the first single released off “Dancin’ the Night Away.”
In his live show, Jody combines contemporary country covers, original tunes, and classic rock. This crowd pleasing mix has made the band a fixture on San Antonio’s club and corporate party circuit.
Jody knows that overnight success is a matter of hard work, persistence, and a lot of luck. Married and the father of two sons, Jody is keeping his fingers on the strings, and his sights set on what Alan Jackson called that “neon rainbow.” With the release of his newest single, this handsome crooner is sure to be finding lots more new fans all over the country and the world.