drummer Jeff KathanSix-foot-four powerhouse drummer Jeff Kathan and his two bandmates carefully step into position on the dark stage. The audience ignites, and the announcer introduces one of rock’s legendary singers: Paul Rodgers. All night long Kathan passionately kicks the band into solid grooves on classics like “Burnin’ Sky,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” “All Right Now,” and other rock standards from the Rodgers songbook.

At forty-eight, Kathan is living his dream as a player in a national touring act. And he’s doing it by backing the voice of Free, Bad Company, and The Firm. How did Kathan land the Rodgers gig? “I got the first call. Somebody that knew Rodgers’ manager, Chris Crawford, saw me playing blues – and of all places, in Winthrop, Washington!

“I’m proof that dreams can come true. I never give up, and I always strive to be the best I can be.” It shows. Kathan is one drummer who just can’t get enough.