Jeremy Lyons Trio
June 12, 2014
Jeremy Lyons, versatile performer, slide guitarist, singer and songwriter, plays in and with American music traditions. His light, facile finger picking and slide guitar dig deep into the soul. His irreverent wit draws you in. His originals are full of characters whose good intentions stumble into bad behavior. Jeremy honed his chops in New Orleans after moving there in 1992. For the first five years he made his living by playing on the streets with the Big Mess Blues Band. Those experiences—sometimes harrowing—have inspired many of his best original songs. He immersed himself in the local scene, playing Delta blues, zydeco, Cajun, gospel, R&B, traditional New Orleans jazz, and Harlem swing. His repertoire runs deep, complete with an intriguing mixture of styles that add up to the best of roots music. With a smoky whiskey soaked tenor voice and searing slides, it is a tonic for the soul.