Jonathan Adam Duerr

Jonathan Adam Duerr

BandFolkAcoustic

Jonathan Adam Duerr's range of musical expression ranges from fast, visceral, energetic anthems to intuitive and sublime conversationals that reveal many personal and emotional moments of spiritual clarity.

Biography

Jonathan Adam Duerr is a local acoustic/folk-rock musician, born and raised in the Dover and Felton, Delaware area most of his life; only occasionally leaving to go on some interesting cross country road trips. He currently attends Wilmington University in New Castle and is majoring in Film, having last year attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia for Musical Theater and Film Production. He was continually involved in drama throughout high school and into college; very often obtaining and performing lead parts. Jonathan also majored in Radio/TV production in high school, winning several national awards as well as being the Senior Class President. These sorts of personal performance experiences have enhanced his natural ability of being at ease in the entertainment arena and he truly enjoys interacting and relating with people.

Jonathan has always loved music, but found himself being attracted to and connecting with the music that was generated during the 60’s and 70’s more so than that of the more contemporary music of today. He has also loved to sing, ever since he can remember, and started outwardly expressing that desire in his early teens. Writing poetry has also been a passion of Jonathan’s and when he got his first acoustic guitar at 14, he started tailoring those poems into lyrics for the songs that he came up with and taught himself to play on the guitar. Now, some years later, his songwriting ability has become quite extraordinary. His range of musical expression ranges from fast, rhythmic, energetic ballads and anthems to gentle, heartfelt and expressively breathtaking melodies. Jonathan’s musical exploration often reveals many personal and emotional moments of spiritual clarity along with some intuitive and sublime conversationals as well. He has been largely influenced by greats such as Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Simon & Garfunkel, Pink Floyd, Tracy Chapman, Belle and Sebastian, Bush, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Collective Soul, Neil Young, The Shins, Death Cab For Cutie, Fleetwood Mac, Damien Rice, Jimi Hendrix, etc; obviously quite a range of influence and interest! Jonathan’s music will capture your heart and spirit with its deep, impassioned, and genuine tunes and vocals.

Discography

Jonathan Adam Duerr-The Graybird LP go to http://www.myspace.com/jonathanadamduerr

Set List

My Songs:
The Graybird
One More Day
Hold Me Now
Father To Son
Too Far Gone
December
Open Wounds
Whatever Days
Satellites
Everblue
Find Ourselves
Providence
Andromeda (a lullaby)
Time of the Season
American Son
River in the Sky
End of the Day

Covers:
The Decemberists: Elli the Barrow Boy, We Both Go Down Together, Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect, Leslie Anne Levine
Bright Eyes: Poison Oak
Dennis Whittaker: Little Flowers
Oasis: Wonderwall
Eric Clapton: If I Saw You In Heaven
Greenday: Time of Your Life
Neil Young: Heart of Gold
Don McLean: American Pie
Tracy Chapman: Fast Car
Leonard Cohen: Halleluiah
Collective Soul: The World I Know, December
Bush: Glycerin, Come Down
Johnny Cash: Hurt
Beatles: Across The Universe, Blackbird, Let It Be
Fleetwood Mac: Landslide
Allison Kraus: When You Say Nothing At All
Joan Baez: Diamonds and Rust
Hootie and The Blowfish: Let Her Cry
Death Cab For Cutie: I Will Follow You Into The Dark
John Lennon: Imagine