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 / 'Here's To Our Heros' @ Roosevelt Sq. Gainesville Ga with The Believers Orchestra. Normally, every 90 days @ Radiation Clinics & Hospitals in Atlanta area for Give Back Music.
Jerry has written over 100 songs in the country-bluegrass vein. When completely built, this site will feature samples of all his songs. Currently, the music featured here is in 'raw' form, acoustic guitar & vocals. GOOD NEWS! In Feb 2020 we start recording a 10 - 12 song CD of original songs for Veterans & Patriots. Hopefully, the project will be completed by late summer, 2020.
Please visit his FB page for more samples of his creative work. Use the contact tab, here to send inquiries, comments & feedback. Inquiries on music, songs & bookings can be made there. Please include a phone # for booking inquiries.