Ghengis Khan. Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. General George S. Patton. All great leaders, but none of them could play a guitar near as well as Palmer ‘Jethro’ Jackson. The Man from Montecito supplies the band with its brain, its conscience, its work ethic and its fingerpicks. His expert playing effortlessly ranges from the precise to the profound to the ‘How the hell does he do that?” Palmer brings a clear, high desert tenor to the vocal mix, and an excellent bottle of red to every rehearsal. Palmer’s always willing to listen and ready to laugh—traits sorely put to the test when you’re trying to keep this bunch presentable.