Morgan High School graduate Preston Creed has been singing since he was a toddler. He grew up listening to his parents, Dave and Jan Castro, singing and watching them perform on stage. “I guess you could say singing is in my genes. It is something I was always meant to do,” said Creed.
Creed is the front man for a “rocking country band” called Jagertown. The band will be performing right here in Morgan at The Post on May 13.
Jagertown has recorded four albums and tours all over the western United States. “We’ve had the chance to share the stage with some fantastic people like Toby Keith, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, and Big and Rich,” recalled Creed. He has recorded a few solo albums and fronts a rock band, which is really where the country band came from.
Creed’s family moved to Morgan right before he started high school and his parents still live in the area. “Moving to a tight-knit community can be a challenge at first, but my time in Morgan was awesome. I was very involved in sports and my high school rock band really set the stage for my future musical endeavors.”
Even though he has been aggressively chasing music since he was 18, Creed says his dreams have changed over the years. “At this point in my career, my dream is to be a full-time musician making all of my money from writing and performing,” mused Creed. While he loves performing, Creed noted that writing is actually his passion.
Jagertown performs all different genres of music. “I love all music, if it’s genuine and the quality is good,” admits Creed. “I love creative people who write from the heart and are brave enough to share their art.”
The band’s success has given him the opportunity to play with some exceptionally talented and successful musicians. “I’ve worked with Grammy award winners like Sir Mix-A-Lot and P!nk, I get really excited when I actually get to write with people and learn from them,” mentioned Creed.
Crowds respond well to Jagertown’s infectious energy. Creed related a story from one of their recent gigs. “We were on tour with a national act, whose name I won’t mention, playing a show in front of about 2,000 people. The show was great and the crowd was completely with us. After we got off stage I went to the green room, the headliners were back there, and I said to the singer, ‘Hey I think we got them warmed up for you.’ He looked at me with a smirk and said ‘Yea, maybe a little too warm.’ I laughed it off but I could tell he was upset. The moral of the story is never compromise on your performance. We’re an ‘in your face,’ high energy, hungry, independent band with nothing to lose, so if a guy with millions of fans and records sold gets upset…that’s on him. I’m the one with something to prove.”
Post patron Darcie Harris said, “We couldn’t believe how good he was! The crowd loved that he sang everything from Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, to Prince, to Stevie Nicks. I can’t wait to see them perform again next Friday!”
When he is not performing, Creed works as a nursing supervisor at a mental health facility. “I work what’s called PRN so that I can leave when the band hits the road,” stated Creed.
He also loves to run. “It’s my therapy and I do it everywhere we go on the road. I also love to camp, hike, golf, and anytime I’m close to an ocean, I surf.” But most of all he loves spending time with his wife of 11 years and his 14-month-old son Lyric. “He’s amazing. But now that he’s mobile, he’s a handful,” concluded Creed.
For a full list of Jagertown performances, visit the band’s website at Jagertown.com or find them on FB. You can find their music on iTunes and they have a few music videos on YouTube.