To describe this NJ-native as prolific would be an understatement. With over 600 original songs in genres across the board (folk, acoustic, pop, rock, dance, children’s music, political, Americana...), it is easy to find music in Jaymie Gerard's catalog that moves you. As a songwriter, she has been compared to John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Ray LaMontagne and Aimee Mann, yet she maintains her own voice, her own sound, and her own image.
A seasoned performer, Jaymie has been sharing her original songs with the public for over 16 years. On stage, she grabs hold of the hearts and minds of her audience; her honesty and approachability allows listeners to connect and engage naturally.
Jaymie draws inspiration from the world around her - books, short stories, friends, family, and strangers she meets in her travels and day to day. More recently, her music has taken a distinctive turn towards folk, as she enjoys the storytelling aspect of the genre.
Now partnered with her husband, Geb Zurburg, also a talented singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Jaymie's music has reached a new level of intimacy. Their latest release, Acoustic Sessions (EP), features a handful of thought-provoking, emotional songs including a duet with Geb entitled, "Loved Enough."
Her 2010 releases (Ain't Life Sweet EP & Black-Eyed Susans EP) were an exploration of production, pushing the limits of "pop music" by infusing it with meaningful content. Both EP's have been receiving a good deal of streaming airplay.
Jaymie has performed at numerous venues in the tri-state area, as well as music festivals in NJ (Black Potatoe Music Fest., Wave Gathering Emergence Festival, NJ Folk Festival) and NH (Keene Music Festival).
She, her husband, and bass virtuoso, Andy Huenerberg, are currently recording a Folk/Americana LP expected to be released in late spring, 2011.
For more information on Jaymie Gerard, please visit her website at http://www.jaymiegerard.com
Jaymie Gerard - Vocals, Guitar, Singer/Songwriter
Geb Zurburg - Banjo, Vocals, Bass, Guitar, keys, slide guitar
Andy Huenerberg - Banjo, Vocals, Bass, Guitar, mandolin
2011 - Acoustic Sessions (EP); Ghetto Nightingale (single)
2010 - Ain't Life Sweet (EP): streaming airplay; Black-Eyed Susans (EP): streaming airplay
2009 - Feels Like Home (LP); Christmas Ain't the Time (single)
2008 - Freedom in Falling (LP); In it to Win (LP); Around & Around (single)
2006 - Live 2006 (LP)
Chevy in Drive - Chevrolet Legends Volume 2
Review on Radio....
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Afer seeing a recent show, this review was BROADCAST on November 6th, 2005 by Sirius On-Air Personal...Afer seeing a recent show, this review was BROADCAST on November 6th, 2005 by Sirius On-Air Personality, Rick Kelman:
"So I walked into this local club here in NYC, and I was blown away by the music from the stage (having been in radio for 20+ years, I don't get blown away very easily). The aura eminated from the stage enveloped the whole crowd to the point where the whole club was paying attention to the music. She has an undeniable talen tfor songwriting and perfomring, and her stage presence is polished and professional. Look forward to hearing and seeing a lot more from this girl. I've been playing her CD for a lot of my colleagues, we all agree that Jaymie Gerard is an undiscovered gem, and it's only a matter of time until some lucky label finds her."
1-3 hours of original music :-)
Jaymie performs solo, as a duo with her husband, as an acoustic trio, and with a full band.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.