Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons

Today Americana UK premieres Jerry Joseph’s “The Man Who Would Be King,” the second single from his forthcoming album, Baby, You’re the Man Who Would Be King, due for release on September 29, 2023, on Cosmo Sex School Records. The track, out today, was recorded in NYC and produced by Eric “Roscoe” Ambel, and features a band made up of some of New York’s best players.

“Go ahead. Open it up. It’s a gift…”, suggests Jerry Joseph slyly in the opening seconds of new song “South of South”. Joseph, 61 currently resides in Portland, OR, a home base from which one can just as easily find him playing down the street as they could teaching guitar lessons to children in Afghanistan. Jerry is a lifelong juvenile delinquent specializing in all the things you’re not supposed to be doing and writing songs about it all the way.

Jerry Joseph is a musician who lives in Portland Oregon, but he’s often gone. He’s been inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame but is still rather obscure to a lot of people. He plays well over 150 shows a year in the usual places. Across America. Sometimes in Europe, Mexico, and Central America. Then there’s these other places he plays—Lebanon, Israel, Kurdish Iraq, India, and Afghanistan. All over the Middle East, often in war zones and refugee camps.

Following the release of their expansive double album, Happy Book, Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons are on tour throughout the U.S. this spring/summer.

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