Jerry's Songs & History
Jerry started his musical journey at the age of 10. Upon graduation from High School, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1959 where his love of music guided him to win the All-Navy Talent Contest in 1972. This leads him to the U. S. Navy Band's Country/Bluegrass unit, The Country Current in 1976. He served as their Leader/Lead Vocalist for the next 12 years. Upon retirement in 1989, he moves to Roanoke Va. and performed with fellow SVSA songwriter David Bowen/Acoustic Reset. Additionally, he assisted David in teaching guitar in the Guitar 4 Vets program at the Salem Virginia Veterans Hospital.
Since his recovery from cancer, he donates time & talent with 'Give Back' performances at local Hospitals & Clinics. His cancer journey has inspired several songs for those still fighting the fight. Those songs, on this website, are marked 'cancer songbook.' His other songs cover a variety of subjects; love, humor, family, our military, wounded warriors & true life experiences. He is an active member of the NSAI in North Atlanta Ga. & SVSA where he 'hones' his songwriting skills while sharing the country flavor with fellow songwriters.
Now residing in Buford Ga., he is a regular performer for songwriting organizations, military clubs & private parties. Listed are various venues & organizations he has appeared this year. - American Legion Post #163 Statham Ga / American Legion Post #251, Duluth Ga / American Legion Post #127 @ Buford Ga./ VFW Post @ Gainesville Ga. / Vernon Springs Senior Home / Country Gardens in Cumming, Ga. and various patriotic events. Normally, every 6 months @ Radiation Clinics & Hospitals in Atlanta area for those on the cancer journey.
Jerry has written over 150 songs in the country-bluegrass vein. This site features samples of his songs in raw/acoustic style. His new CD, "Songs For Veterans & Patriots' is on this website, each song is in its entirety. These 10 songs are noted *from CD* for your enjoyment. The CD can be downloaded @ www.CDBaby.com - individual songs, or, the complete CD. He welcomes comments, reflections & feedback on any of his compositions, using this web site. ** Note** CDBaby informs me downloads may not be ready until mid-September 2020.
Use the contact tab, here to send inquiries, on music, songs & bookings. Please include a phone # for booking inquiries. Visit his FB page for more information about local engagements, etc.