Rockin the Blues
Jerry Henry is no stranger to making music. The son of two prominent Milwaukee musicians, he has been around music all his life. He made his first public appearance playing in his father's variety band at the age of 12. By age 14 he was a full-time member of the band which toured Europe several times and played hundreds of engagements throughout the Midwest while releasing an album and several singles. By age 16 Jerry was proficient enough at the guitar to be teaching at Milwaukee's Rosewood Music Center. During the 1980's Jerry performed regularly with regional bands including the popular top 40 band 'Image' which traveled to gigs in their renovated school bus. The band dissolved in the late 1980's and Jerry set out to pursue the music he enjoys most...rockin' electric blues. Following the example set by his father, Jerry enlisted the talents of his own son Eric, who has become a talented musician in his own right, on bass guitar. Veteran drummer Don Lincoln, who has worked steadily over the past 25 years performing and recording with such notables as Wisconsin's popular Tuck Pence, rounds out the trio. The tight foundation laid down by Eric and Don provides a firm platform for Jerry's inspired guitar work and professional showmanship. Combining musical influences such as Hendrix, Trower, Santana, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jerry's playing has evolved into a style of it's own. His band's music is a unique blend of 5 decades of blues and classic rock n' roll. Packing a wide range of dynamics and intensity into each performance, their musical presentation relies heavily on the guitar as a lead and rhythm instrument. The genre has become so popular with live audiences throughout the mid-west that, after delivering a jaw-dropping set in 2002, they were asked back for a repeat performance at the prestigious Joe Bucher's Bluesfest in Eagle River, WI in 2003. In 2005, the 'Rockin' The Blues' CD broke onto the Top 20 Blues chart in Europe with the track 'Lucille', while another track, 'Messin' With The Kid', slid into the Top 100 in the UK. For the past 30 years Jerry has enjoyed his journey down the winding musical road. Whether headlining his own shows, gigging with a veteren blues band like Deep Water Reunion, or opening a show for blues giants like Bernard Allison or Tinsley Ellis, he enjoys sharing his unique brand of rockin' blues with an international fan base and looks forward to continuing his musical endeavors well into the future.
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