Jerry Lindqvist

Jerry Lindqvist

 Vaasa, Ostrobothnia, FIN
BandAmericanaAlternative

“The songs, the voice, the musicianship and the production are all truly at the highest levels. This artist is cool, deep, unique, new and unreleased.”
-Robert Singerman on Rivertown (Entertainment Manager: REM, Violent Femmes)

Biography

The New Single,

EVERY DAY IS LIKE A HOLIDAY

Available December 6th 2012

Finnish Americana songwriter Jerry Lindqvist returns to the scene with a Two-Track Holiday Single. After releasing his debut solo album Rivertown in 2011, Jerry has been touring with his band The Grace in Europe and playing showcases at CMJ in New York and at CMW in Toronto. Rivertown received airplay on over 80 College Radio Stations across the US.

Jerry has recently relocated to Stockholm, Sweden and he is currently recording an album with The Grace that is set for release in 2013.

"Every Day is Like a Holiday" is produced by Oskar Nyman (The Cajunga, The Grace) and recorded in Stockholm. The two songs "Every Day is Like a Holiday" and "Merry Christmas My Love" are both inspired by the Christmas season but they are not your typical Christmas songs. Instead they are Jerrys personal take on the season. Jerry wrote Merry Christmas My Love last year and it tells the tale of how Christmas can be celebrated. Every Day is Like a Holiday was written in late August this year documenting the loss of a family member and how the Holiday season can be a hard time for anyone who is alone or has recently lost a close one.

"Jerry Lindqvist stakes his claim and marks his musical territory, using the song title Funky Country to describe the joyful noise rising from his recent release Rivertown. Jerry proves that American Roots do not really need to be rooted in the country of origin; this format of music belongs to the players and fans of the world. Jerry Lindqvist was born and raised in Vaasa, Finland and grew on a diet of rock, country, Townes Van Zandt and Hank Williams. His music touches on influences and adds the natural soul texture of his vocal work. The title track bubbles up organ riffs, riding a fast train rhythm, singing of a home where the heart used to be, Summer Rain patters with a persistent drum beat and ragged guitar chords as the sky opens over two people kissing in the amber fields of grain and the voice in your ear whispers you to sleep, keeping hope alive that things will be better If We Make It To Phoenix. Jerry Lindqvist weaves the music and the culture of America into his songs and gives American Roots music a passport stamp."

- The Alternate root (Featured Artist of the Week 11-1-11)

Jerry's first solo album "Rivertown" was released on Finnish Indie Label WING Records in 2011. The album is produced by Janne Hyty and features among others Grammy Award Winner Bobby Flores on fiddle and Platinum selling artist Paul Oxley. The first single "Lucy, You Don't Sing Anymore" featuring Paul Oxley was released on August 11th on WING Records and is playing on national radio in Finland and landed a spot on the Radio Vega national playlist. "Rivertown" was put into rotation at over 80 radio stations in the US.

Jerry has previously toured and released two albums with his Alt-Country band Jerry and the Outlaws (Happy Hour Saloon in 2006 and No.2 in 2007). Jerry has also written songs for artists such as Laura Voutilainen (the song Aikuiselm on the album Kosketa Mua that sold gold in Finland 2008), Sonja Bishop (8 songs on the album A Place Called Now), Danish singer-songwriter Nanna Larsen (co-wrote the single Nothing I Can Do on Larsen's album Not the Perfect Girl) and he co-wrote the Finnish Pop/Rockers Daisy Jack's first single "Perfect Crime" (2011). Jerry co-wrote Duncan Townsend's "True Professional on Duncan's 2012 album "Up Sides Down".

QUOTES

"One of the Top Music Discoveries of 2011. -Turku Rock City

The songs, the voice, the musicianship and the production are all truly at the highest
levels. This artist is cool, deep, unique, new and unreleased. -Robert Singerman (Entertainment Manager: REM, Violent Femmes)

Pure craftsmanshipRivertown is the epitome of good rock music. Its a constant flow of musical energy. Jerry Lindqvist is also a great asset to the guild of songsmiths.-Johan Schoenmakers/altcountryforum.nl

If you like sad songs...Jerry Lindqvist is a great songwriter, you should check him out.
- Thomas Wynn (Orlando, FL based singer/songwriter)

Lindqvists stylistically pure sense of melody is powerfully present throughout the albumTwo thumbs up.
- 4/5 Rivertown review at Desibeli.net

Lyrics

Lucy, You Don't Sing Anymore

Written By: Jerry Lindqvist and Paul Oxley

You’re up in your room again
Hiding yourself away
Away from the big machine
Defenders of corporate greed
Have stolen the evergreens
No wonder the kids get so mean

They singled you out for prime time TV
You were good for some laughs, the producers agreed
You sang from your heart, you gave it your best
They shot you down saying it had all been a mess
A generation of dancers
In a world full of swine
These scumbags ain’t ready
For the taste of your wine
Poor little Lucy, You don’t sing anymore

The cold of the winter skies
Fragments of lullabies
Echoes of what might have been
Broken in Lucy’s eyes
Shattered, demoralized
Slivers of ice pierce the skin

Lifted up high then dropped like a stone
To sink to the bottom or to make it alone
You opened your heart, you gave everything
They shot you down like a bird on the wing
A generation of dancers
In a world full of swine
These scumbags ain’t ready
For the taste of your wine
Poor little Lucy, You don’t sing anymore
No, no, no you don’t sing anymore

They singled you out for prime time TV
You were good for some laughs, the producers agreed
You sang from your heart, you gave it your best
They shot you down saying it had all been a mess
A generation of dancers
In a world full of swine
These scumbags ain’t ready
For the taste of your wine
Poor little Lucy, You don’t sing anymore
No, no, no you don’t sing anymore

Dancing With April

Written By: Jerry Lindqvist

Every cloud has a silver lining
I don’t even have a cloud
Everybody is happy sun is shining
I’m too pale for the sunshine
I better stay inside

In my mind I’m dancing with April
And I’m dreaming of June
I’m picking up May
On a Sunday afternoon
Spring comes around and finds me blue
In my mind I’m dancing with April
And I’m dreaming of June

If I was a thundercloud in the sky
I’d let go off this pain inside
I’d paint the town with a lightning flash
God lord I think I’m gonna crash
I’ve been moving too fast

In my mind I’m dancing with April
And I’m dreaming of June
I’m picking up May
On a Sunday afternoon
Spring comes around and finds me blue
In my mind I’m dancing with April
And I’m dreaming of June

Into A Stranger

Written By: Jerry Lindqvist

I left the light on in the hallway
I left it on for you
It was still on this morning
You never came home

When will you slow down?
Will you ever come around?
Don’t let my world turn into a stranger

Daddy is up to no good
Somewhere overseas
He calls it a business trip
He’s gonna bring home some treats

When will you slow down?
Will you ever come around?
Don’t let my world turn into a stranger

People keep telling me
To think outside the box
While they’re drowning
In boxes of their own

When will we slow down?
Will we ever come around?
In the end we’re nothing but strangers

Got an overload of deadlines
But only one that counts
I’m like that old no 7
In a world of change I stay the same

When will we slow down?
Will we ever come around?
In the end we’re nothing but strangers

When will you slow down?
Will you ever come around?
Don’t let my world turn into a stranger

You left the light on in the hallway
You left it on for me
It was still on this morning
I never came home

If We Make it to Phoenix

Written By: Jerry Lindqvist

Lay your head down lightly on my wing
It won’t break
Close your eyes and go to sleep
I’ll stay awake

Hold on, hold on
If we make it down to Phoenix
We’ll be alright
Hold on, hold on
If we make it down to Phoenix
We might make it out alive

Feels like we’re landing on a sea of lights
In the light of the moon
Coming down never felt this good
Now that I’m with you

Hold on, hold on
If we make it down to Phoenix
We’ll be alright
Hold on, hold on
If we make it down to Phoenix
We might make it out alive

Discography

Albums:

Jerry Lindqvist - Rivertown (September 2011)
Jerry and the Outlaws - No.2 (2007)
Jerry and the Outlaws - Happy Hour Saloon (2006)

Singles:

Jerry Lindqvist - Every Day Is Like A Holiday December 6th 2012)
Jerry Lindqvist with Paul Oxley - Lucy, You Don't Sing Anymore (2011)
Jerry and the Outlaws Feat. A.J. Wickstroem - A Real Good Country Time (2007)
Jerry and the Outlaws - Waiting All Day to Cry (2006)
Jerry and the Outlaws - Don't Shoot the Plane Down (Promotional Single 2005)

Compilations:

Plain Country 2 (2009)
Plain Country (2008)