THURSDAY 20TH APRIL 2023
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)
Jerry Joseph is a musician who lives in Portland Oregon, but he’s often gone. He’s been inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame but is still rather obscure to a lot of people. He plays well over 150 shows a year in the usual places. Across America. Sometimes in Europe, Mexico, and Central America. Then there’s these other places he plays—Lebanon, Israel, Kurdish Iraq, India, and Afghanistan. All over the Middle East, often in war zones and refugee camps.
His latest release 'Tick', released on Dial Back Sound, is a companion to Jerry's 2020 LP 'The Beautiful Madness' (décor records) which was given rave reviews across the UK and EU with Americana album of the month in UNCUT and Americana UK & Folk Radio UK calling it contender for album of the year. Tick is available on blue vinyl, cd and download.
Herein lies a collection of demos and unreleased tracks considered for the original project. Demos feature Patterson Hood as he and Jerry worked closely. Unreleased tracks feature The Drive-By Truckers aka The Stiff Boys as backing. They have also mixed and mastered the first live performances of songs from The Beautiful Madness. These versions were engineered by David Barbe and staff at the 2020 Heathens Homecoming hosted by Drive-By Truckers at the fabulous 40 Watt in Athens, GA. The renditions are loose and especially rousing as fans have come to expect from this bunch. We couldn't fit all the madness on one LP, but you will receive all tracks via the digital release that accompanies vinyl orders. All intended tracks are available on the CD. Dial Back Sound subscribers have already received an extra live track not included in either collection. Subscribe to DBS for all releases and exclusives.
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 The Delines and Drive-By Truckers took him out on their 2022 European tours. Residing in Portland Oregon Jerry has been releasing records and touring the States and the rest of the world since the early 1980s.
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