Rich Man's Burden
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Rich Man's Burden


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"Bulk Press through the years"

Jeremy Serwer has just released his new album, ..Whispers... His songs run the gamut from emotionally charged heartbreakers to pointed political statements. His ability to generate emotion in an audience is testament to his songwriting expertise and a powerful bluesy expressive delivery. From Local Portland station KINK FM.
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"More Press"

"Jeremy Serwer's songs run the gamut from emotionally charged heartbreakers to pointed political statements, always with thoughtful attention to melody and classic craftmanship. As solid a songwriter and performer as you will find anywhere."
John Vechiarelli, White Eagle Showcase and National performer songwriter.

Jeremy Serwer & The Rich Man’s Burden

Belting out gutsy original music is exactly what musicians are supposed to do. It is in his ability to generate emotion in an audience that Portland’s Jeremy Serwer begins his deviation from the norm. Serwer’s songs build on a dynamic range of emotions and energy. Explosive and intense to light hearted and fun, his music presents an array of atmospheres that are difficult to pigeonhole. When asked, Serwer confesses it is tricky classifying his music but that he considers AAA as a reasonable genre to place it in or possibly Political Adult Contemporary. However, over time a variety of other colorful descriptions have emerged from the press like Defiant Nocturnal Songs and Traditional Macabre, making light of an obvious dark thread that is apparent in either the structure or lyrics of Serwer’s music. Seeing his performances brings a very real comparison with artists such as Dave Matthews, Matthew Sweet, and Jack Johnson. His “axe” of preference, the acoustic guitar, backs with authority a powerful, bluesy, growling expressive voice. As likely to be seen solo as with his band Rich Man’s Burden, Serwer’s delivery becomes the dynamic centerpiece of an astounding presentation.

In addition to his obvious talent, Serwer seems equipped either with a sixth sense for getting things done, or just an undue amount of intestinal fortitude. He spends a great deal of time setting up shows, performing and touring and seems always at the threshold of a new personal frontier. In the midst of setting up songwriter’s showcases or lining out 80 day touring schedules, Serwer completes his divergence from the mainstream using his natural gift for networking to assist other musicians with their schedules.

Jeremy Serwer can be heard live on KPSU in Portland on September 11th to be followed by a show at Portland’s White Eagle for their songwriter’s showcase.

With Four CD’s under his belt Jeremy Serwer and Rich Man’s Burden has a fifth CD slated for completion this Fall. Tune in for details at and

Portland Music Central - Several including Willy Week

"National press"

Folk Imbued Wisdom With Extra Blue Eyed Soul." The Willamette Weekly Portland OR

"Bitter Sweet Ballads From The Nether World." Angela Yeager The Statesman Journal Salem OR.

"Defiant Nocturnal Songs." The Ripsaw, Duluth MN.

"Iron Fist in Velvet Glove" "D" Magazine Dallas TX

I have been hooked on Jeremy Serwer since I met him and heard him sing last early september at Acoustic Coffee (see link in my national Music community) in Portland Maine. I dig his stuff so much that when last october i moved to CT. and left "Redistributing the Wealth" behind, I had my mother expressly mail it to me priority.

Robin of Rooks Random Ramblings New Haven CT - Several national publications


Latest Release "Whispers" now available. Redistributing The Wealth 2003 out of Print.
Various live performances and bootlegs are in circulation amongst our fans. We have streaming audio at these sites and some free downloads too. and



The Title of Rich Man's Burden's latest release is "Whispers". The title "Whispers" reflects how loud a quiet voice can ring when the right tones and words are combined. The subjects are Media, Love, Pain social strata and power. When the wheels are set in motion there is no force that can stop whisper from becoming a roar!
Rich Man's Burden is 8 years into its existence Jeremy Serwer and Andy Clapp are the founding members, Jess goodwin is three years into this latest configuration. The band is a constitution of many influences ranging from Rock to soul to blues and jazz to worldly and more angsted references.
Rich Man's Burden has played locally as well as regionally, Jeremy Serwer has shared the music of RMB in the larger portion of US cities and states.
Each member of Rich Man's Burden has a long track record of musicianship from solo singer songwriter avenues to drum Corps too multi faceted band interactions.
The band has received air play locally and abroad with fans worldwide. We feel currently at our highest state and we are rising fast, Lets Play!