Jeff PollardJeff Pollard

Jeff Pollard was born on July 1, 1951. Because his father was in the oil business, his parents moved throughout the South until they finally landed in Lafayette, LA, where Jeff grew up.

Music captivated Jeff from his childhood. Being a TV kid, he wouldn't sit and play in his living room unless he had music playing in the background as a soundtrack (usually something like Sibelius's Finlandia). His dad was a successful athlete during his early years, so Jeff tried to follow in his footsteps. This didn't work. Bombing out in practically every sport known to man, he turned to a career in music following two defining moments. The first was singing a hymn with two girls from the youth choir of Emmanuel Baptist Church. This first public performance gave birth to his affinity for singing harmony, as well as an unfortunate desire for the praise of men. The second defining moment came one night as he watched an early '60s Rock program on television. Deeply impressed by an English Rock band's performance, a thought slowly emerged in his frustrated teen-age mind: "I can do THAT."

From that point on, music and the desire to perform dominated his thinking. So he bought a Silvertone electric guitar (the one with the amp built into the guitar case) and immersed himself in every kind of music he could. He was influenced by blues, English music, early heavy metal, rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, country, reggae ... whatever he liked, he consumed it and played it. In addition, he grew up steeped in Cajun culture and music. Jeff employed all these broad, eclectic influences in his work with an array of entirely forgettable garage bands, then as a studio musician, a side man, and finally with the Jeff Pollard Band (which eventually transmogrified into Louisiana's LeRoux).

Though religious from his youth, he was truly converted to faith in Jesus Christ sometime in 1981-82. Convinced by Scripture that continuing his life in Rock music was inconsistent with his new life in Christ, he left his career with LeRoux to establish New Covenant Ministries. NCM exists for the purpose of teaching the Bible and proclaiming the sovereign grace of God. Jeff has taught home and campus Bible studies for years and has a jail ministry on Thursday evenings at the Feliciana Parish Prison. He is currently a pastor/elder of Providence Baptist Church in Ball, LA, and lives with his family in a small town north of Baton Rouge, LA.

Music Credits
ARTIST / GROUP ALBUM LABEL
Louisiana's LeRoux Louisiana's LeRoux Capitol (SW-11734)
Louisiana's LeRoux Keep The Fire Burnin' Capitol (SO-11926)
LeRoux Up Capitol (ST-12092)
LeRoux Last Safe Place RCA (AFL1-4195)
Louisiana's LeRoux Louisiana's LeRoux (Europe) EMI Magic (SW-11734)
Louisiana's LeRoux Keep The Fire Burnin' Capitol (2002)
LeRoux Up (Europe) EMI Zoom (ZCRCD54)
LeRoux Last Safe Place (Japan) BMG (BVCM37166)
Louisiana's LeRoux Bayou Degradable Razor & Tie (2114-02)
LeRoux AOR Live (Europe) AOR Heaven 2664
LeRoux Higher Up (Europe) Zoom (ZCRCD77)
Louisiana's LeRoux 25th Anniversary 25th Anniversary
Various Artists / LeRoux Radio Special Volume XVIII RCA (DJl1-4270)
Various Artists / LeRoux Southern Comfort Priority (8665-3)
Various Artists / LeRoux Lost 45's Of The 70's & 80's Varese (066112)
Various Artists / LeRoux Heard It On The Radio Volume 1 BMG (DRC12192)
Various Artists / LeRoux Best American Music (Europe) Magic (1982181)
Various Artists / Hoyt Garrick Back To The Big Easy DCC (DZS-175)
Various Artists / Hoyt Garrick Louisiana Roux Louisiana
Gatemouth Brown Blackjack MIM (MIM9002)
Gatemouth Brown Blackjack Sugar Hill (SCHD-3891)
Gatemouth Brown Best Of Gatemouth Brown Verve (527 435-2)
Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam 6 Epic (KE2-36438)
Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam Volume 2 Sony (A30870)
The Dirt Band The Dirt Band UA (UA-LA854-H)
The Dirt Band An American Dream UA (UA-LA974-H)
John Fred & Playboys Juke Box Guinness (GNS36022)
John Fred I Miss Y'all Club Louisiana (CDCL2001)
Hoyt Garrick Back To The Big Easy DCC (DZS-175)
Donna Holt Patterns, Shadows & Lines DH (DH5378)
Dave & Sugar Stay With Me / Golden Tears RCA (AHL1-3360)
Dave & Sugar Anthology Renaissance (0211)
Thomas Harris Dark Horse (1977)  
Videos
ARTIST / GROUP COMPANY SONG
LeRoux RCA Addicted
LeRoux RCA Nobody Said It Was Easy
Tours
YEAR GROUP / ARTIST COUNTRIES
1976 Gatemouth Brown USA, Canada & Africa (Botswana, Lesotho, Zambia, Tanzania, Madagascar, Kenya, Sudan, Egypt)
1977-1982 Louisiana's LeRoux USA, Canada
Songwriting
TITLE ARTIST / GROUP ALBUM
Take A Ride On A Riverboat Louisiana's LeRoux Louisiana's LeRoux
Love Abductor Louisiana's LeRoux Louisiana's LeRoux
Crazy In Love Louisiana's LeRoux Louisiana's LeRoux
Slow Burn Louisiana's LeRoux Louisiana's LeRoux
Snake Eyes Louisiana's LeRoux Louisiana's LeRoux
Backslider Louisiana's LeRoux Louisiana's LeRoux
Bridge Of Silence Louisiana's LeRoux Louisiana's LeRoux
Heavenly days Louisiana's LeRoux Louisiana's LeRoux
I Can't Do One More Two-Step Louisiana's LeRoux Louisiana's LeRoux
Keep The Fire Burnin' Louisiana's LeRoux Keep The Fire Burnin'
When I Get Home Louisiana's LeRoux Keep The Fire Burnin'
You Be My Vision Louisiana's LeRoux Keep The Fire Burnin'
Feel It Louisiana's LeRoux Keep The Fire Burnin'
Window Eyes Louisiana's LeRoux Keep The Fire Burnin'
Say It (With Your Heart) Louisiana's LeRoux Keep The Fire Burnin'
Back The Levee Louisiana's LeRoux Keep The Fire Burnin'
Ain't Nothing But A Gris Gris Louisiana's LeRoux Keep The Fire Burnin'
Bon Ton Roulette Louisiana's LeRoux Keep The Fire Burnin'
Let Me Be Your Fantasy LeRoux Up
Roll Away The Stone LeRoux Up
It Could Be The Fever LeRoux Up
I Know Trouble When I See It LeRoux Up
Waiting For Your Love LeRoux Up
Crying Inside LeRoux Up
It Doesn't Matter LeRoux Last Safe Place
The Last Safe Place On Earth LeRoux Last Safe Place
Take A Ride On A Riverboat Louisiana's LeRoux Bayoudegradable
I Can't Do One More Two-Step Louisiana's LeRoux Bayoudegradable
Heavenly days Louisiana's LeRoux Bayoudegradable
Back To The Levee Louisiana's LeRoux Bayoudegradable
Feel It Louisiana's LeRoux Bayoudegradable
Keep The Fire Burnin' Louisiana's LeRoux Bayoudegradable
Window Eyes Louisiana's LeRoux Bayoudegradable
Let Me Be Your Fantasy Louisiana's LeRoux Bayoudegradable
Roll Away The Stone Louisiana's LeRoux Bayoudegradable
Ain't Nothing But A Gris Gris LeRoux Ain't Nothing But A Gris Gris
Slippin' Again LeRoux Ain't Nothing But A Gris Gris
Bayou Lullaby LeRoux Ain't Nothing But A Gris Gris
The Last Safe Place On Earth LeRoux AOR Live
Can't You See It In Her Eyes LeRoux AOR Live
Let Me Be Your Fantasy LeRoux AOR Live
I Know Trouble When I See It LeRoux AOR Live
Waiting For Your Love LeRoux AOR Live
Crying Inside LeRoux AOR Live
It Could Be The Fever LeRoux Higher Up
I Know Trouble When I See It LeRoux Higher Up
Crying Inside LeRoux Higher Up
Roll Away The Stone LeRoux Higher Up
Slow Burn LeRoux Higher Up
Let Me Be Your Fantasy LeRoux Higher Up
Back To The Levee LeRoux Higher Up
Take A Ride On A Riverboat LeRoux Higher Up
Waiting For Your Love LeRoux Higher Up
Can't Stop Loving You Now The Dirt Band The Dirt Band
Take A Ride On A Riverboat Dave & Sugar Stay With Me / Golden Tears
Take A Ride On A Riverboat Dave & Sugar Anthology
Television
SHOW NETWORK ARTIST / GROUP YEAR
Austin City Limits PBS Gatemouth Brown 1976
Midnight Special NBC LeRoux 1978
Louisiana Alive PBS LeRoux 1980
Don Kirshner's Rock Concert Ind. LeRoux 1980
Live From The Attic Ind. LeRoux 1980
Solid Gold ABC LeRoux 1982
Best of the Midnight Special VH1 LeRoux 1997
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