Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons 10.11.13
The Fox Theater
Words & Photos By Brad Yeakel (Opti Mystic Outlooks)
For years I had seen the name Jerry Joseph, but it wasn't until about a month ago that any of my friends really mentioned an interest. The one who did, Juan Julio, spoke very highly of him and judging by Juan's other musical interests, I trusted it was an artist I should check out.
When the time came to see Jerry Joseph, I had no idea what to expect. As the band took the stage, I was surprised to see that Jerry looked a bit like comedian Dave Attell. His rough edges hinted at years of road living, and his music was energetic, unapologetic poetry. The power trio, better known as Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons, played a unique blend of American Rock and Roll. One part Americana, two parts Rock and Roll, and a pinch of Punk made for a sound that was familiar and new all in the same moment. I could tell the lyrical aspect of the music was pivotal, but the sound was a bit too distorted to make out the words unless you already knew them. On the couple occasions where I could make out the words, I was impressed. My favorite song of the night was a tune called "Light is Like Water."
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