Jerryâ€™s voice is a cross between Elvis and Marty Robbins. Enjoy the sensual saxophone of Billy Gougen, the nostalgic melodic leads of Ira Harrellâ€™s steel guitar, and the walking bass of Brad Jackson (Jerryâ€™s son). Goose Goodrich laid down some hot guitar licks with his Fender Strat on such tracks as â€œPolk Salad Annieâ€ and â€œWalking the Dogâ€. David Hand on his blusey harmonica and Ken Howellâ€™s solid drum rythmn â€œrounded outâ€ this selection of seasoned musicians â€œhand pickedâ€ by Jerry to create some great sounds for this recording.
â€œWill I Ever Love Againâ€ (the title cut of CD), written by Jerryâ€™s life-long friend, Dale Ray, is a country ballad that tells the story of a man that has lost the love of his life and is truly â€œlost in his confusionâ€.
This CD is a must for your collection.
Jerry grew in Macon, Georgia and began â€œlip synchingâ€ to songs like â€œAlley Oopâ€ and â€œCathyâ€™s Clownâ€ in the 60's. He then started playing guitar as a teenager. His first band was called â€œJJ and the Nightwalkersâ€. Other bands followed including: â€œThe Stepping Stonesâ€ from Warner Robins, Ga., then â€œSouthern Expressâ€ and â€œStrikerâ€ playing rock and country hits of the day.
Jerry has also been a part of several Southern Gospel groups in the middle Georgia area to include: â€œThe Peacemakers Quartetâ€, â€œThe Good News Singersâ€, and â€œThe Tree of Lifeâ€.
Jerryâ€™s love for music has been influenced by the greats: Elvis Presley, Marty Robbins, Merle Haggard, and George Jones. He is often told that he sounds like Elvis and once even did an Elvis impersonation at his home church.
Jerry sings â€œClassic Countryâ€, â€œOldiesâ€, and â€œSouthern Gospelâ€ at music halls, family reunions, and other family oriented gatherings. He also sings â€œSouthern Gospelâ€ in his home church and other various churches throughout Georgia.
1. Funny How Tiime Slips Away
2. Kansas City
3. Don't Worry About Me
4. Will I Ever Love Again
5. Walking the Dog
6. There Goes My Everything
7. Make the World Go Away
8. A Walkin Piece of Heaven
9. Polk Salad Annie
10. Statue of a Fool
11. She Thinks I Still Care
12. Uncloudy Day