Sept- Oct ‘Beautiful Madness’ tour w/ Our Man In the Field
“One of the greatest live performers I have ever seen and long one of my favourite songwriters, one of the absolute best of our generation.” Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers)
“Perfect” Americana Album of the Month 8/10 UNCUT 4/5 Mojo
“Not just a very good album; it is an exceptional one” 9/10 Americana UK
“A Masterpiece, contender for album of the year” Folk Radio UK
‘Candidate For Album of the Year’ 9/10 God Is In the TV
Jason Isbell called him one of the greatest triple threats, a great singer, songwriter and performer, Richmond Fontaine liked him so much they took him on support for their UK farewell tour in 2016 and he will be supporting The Delines and Drive-By Truckers on their 2022 European tours but before then you have a chance to see him on his first full European tour this Sept and October.
Residing in Portland Oregon Jerry has been releasing records and touring the States and the rest of the world since the early 1980s but the The Beautiful Madness, produced by Patterson Hood (who also wrote the liner notes), is Jerry’s first proper European release. It is Jerry’s unapologetic manifesto on what in the hell is going on with the world written with concern only for shining a light on the truth. The album was recorded all the Drive-By Truckers backing him up on the album. It was also the first time the Truckers recorded with Jason Isbell since he left the band in 2007, Isbell plays slide guitar on the searing ballad “Dead Confederate”, which Hood says is “one of the best songs about prejudice and racial hatred that I have ever heard.”
Jerry will be joined by UK act Our Man In the Field (LP on Rootsy Music) aka Alex Ellis who takes inspiration from Van Morrison, Neil Young, CCR, and Wilco. His own sound is indefinable yet familiar- its introspective, intimate and deeply soulful style stands comfortably alongside modern-day artists Ray LaMontagne, Damien Rice, Foy Vance and Joe Purdy.
Note: Venue door opens at 8:00 pm. Stage time is 8:30 pm. Please be punctual.