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Historical Interview: Brandon Jenkins opened up about his musical journey

Philip Corder: When did you begin your music career?

Brandon Jenkins: I like to think it started while I was in junior high school. That was when I joined my first band, but my first "paying gig" was at Eskimo Joe’s in Stillwater, OK back in 1990.

Philip Corder: Who are your main musical influences?

Brandon Jenkins: My first influences were mainly from listening to the same stuff my parents were listening to like James Taylor, Greg Allman, and TajMahal........ and on the weekends I would stay with my grandparents where i would get a heavy dose of country music. I like to think I’m still being influenced by all types of music. I think when it comes down to it, there are only 2 kinds of music, good and bad.

Brandon Jenkins - Free born fist tattoo

Philip Corder: What kind of audience is your music attracting?

Brandon Jenkins: I have a diverse crowd, but since the release of "My Feet Don’t Touch The Ground" I’ve noticed a lot more women in the audience, and that’s a good thing!

Philip Corder: Where can someone get a copy of your CD?

Brandon Jenkins: You can always go to or come out and see one of the shows.

Philip Corder: Where do you want to be in the next few years with your music career? Any long term goals?

Brandon Jenkins: The main thing is to surround myself with good people, and keep writing songs and performing. I think if the songs keep coming the rest will take care of itself.

Philip Corder: Is there anybody that you would like to perform with?