Tuesday, April 24, 2012

[Listen & Read] Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons

Sometimes you run across an artist or band who you may never have heard of, but come to find out that some of your favorite songs are actually covers of that very band’s originals. I had this little “slip up” when I came across Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons. Joseph is a 51 year-old who has been playing the guitar since the age of 15. Since then he has played with two accomplished bands: Little Women, who broke up back in the early 90’s, and his current band, Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons. 

The Jackmormons have had some great success in their years so far. Some of you, like me, may only know these Portlandians from the many covers that have been done by Widespread Panic including Climb to Safety, Chainsaw City, and North

 “After 17 years, this album brings together a lot of things 
I’ve always wanted on a record.” -Jerry Joseph

The band just released a new album last month and it is already turning out to be a hit. Although Joseph has released numerous albums by himself or with other artists, “Happy Book” is the sixth album out featuring him and the Jackmorons. The band’s facebook page describes the new album as the trio’s “most diverse and confident.” It has a wide spectrum of sound that is bound to keep you guessing. Below are a couple of tracks that capture some of what I am talking about, but in order to get the full experience, you’ll have to listen to the entire album here. Enjoy. 

Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons - Radio Cab

Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons - Happy Book

Check out more of Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons HERE 
Or you can see Jerry’s solo work THERE

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