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 moved 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, service clubs & private parties. Listed are various venues & organizations he has appeared in this year. - American Legion Post #163 Statham Ga / American Legion Post #251, Duluth Ga / American Legion Post #127 @ Buford Ga./ VFW Post @ Gainesville Ga. & several Seniors Homes in the Atlanta area.
Jerry has written over 150 songs in the country-bluegrass vein. This site features samples of his songs in raw/acoustic style. His first CD, "Songs For Veterans & Patriots' is on this website, each piece is in its entirety. These 10 songs are noted *from the CD* for your enjoyment. The CD can be downloaded @ www.CDBaby.com - individual songs, or, the complete CD. Also, download from Spotify, iTunes, YouTube & other download sites. His NEW CD is titled - Dogs, Trains, Places & Things That Matter and contains 13 original tunes in the traditional country format. It is also available @ CD Baby.com and all other platforms for downloads, etc. Some of the cuts from this CD are on this website for listening. Reach out to me through my website at the contact tab. That's where you send inquiries on music & bookings. Please include a phone # & date for bookings. Visit his fB page for more information about local engagements in the Atlanta area and beyond.