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Michael Jerling

Michael Jerling
Michael Jerling's new album, In Another Life, has been released, and we can look forward to some of his gorgeous new songs at the Night Eagle. His crisp images and expansively diverse musical stylings promise a rich performance by this Kerrville Folk Festival winner. National recognition and rave reviews precede him:

Michael's voice, songs, and guitar playing are so polished that he could perform on any stage and be well received. His song "Breakdown" with its easy blues style was a special treat. --Barbara Schaffer, Dirty Linen Magazine

Michael Jerling's My Evil Twin is the highlight of the [Shanachie] series. He's got the literate humor and eclectic taste of Lyle Lovett...yet a skewed vision all his own. --Request Magazine

...Jerling writes as if he's listened to a whole lot of good music. I can hear everything from old rock and roll to country music as new as Lyle Lovett. But there's very little that's derivative about it...I think you and I will be telling stories about the first time we heard a Michael Jerling song. --WWUH Program Guide, Hartford, CT

...Michael remains true to his roadhouse days, with rockabilly, blues and folk overtones that are in the best traditions of American music. --Dave Fry, Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem, PA

Best Solo Performer of 1992 - He's witty, poetic, genuine and devastatingly skilled in the art of six-string manipulation. --Metroland Magazine, Albany, NY

Top of the heap! ...Jerling holds out for artistic integrity and does so with great success on My Evil Twin. --Mary Armstrong, Philadelphia City Paper

It is indeed difficult to pin down what it is that Jerling does best, except to say that he's a writer of extraordinary songs with the uncommon ability to deliver them to an audience with power and grace. --Greg Haymes, The Times-Union, Albany, NY

...He crafts intriguing songs about broken relationships, backyard cowboys and renegade missionaries... Jerling is a songwriter to be reckoned with and a performer to seek out. --Ed McKeon, The Herald, New Britain, CT

My Evil Twin casts Jerling as something of a jack of all styles, master of many. That twin's not necessarily evil, but he sure can write... Jerling manages to turn everything within reach into multitrack gold. --Diane Sirois, Metroland, Albany, NY

Thank you once again for a fine performance at WVIA. Your reputation as a "songwriter's songwriter" was underscored once again. I shall continue to play the album--great concert! --George Graham, WVIA-FM, Pittston, PA

Shanachie recording artist Michael Jerling is a compelling, intelligent songwriter in the Lyle Lovett mold. --Scott Alarik, Boston Globe

Jerling's range is nearly as far-reaching as Richard Thompson's, although his forte is clearly his ballads... --Sarge Blotto, Metroland, Albany, NY

Simply put, his superb solo release, Blue Heartland, is one of the best recordings by a singer/songwriter I've heard this year. --Mike Curtin, Post-Star, Glen Falls, NY

If Michelle Shocked and Melissa Etheridge can get airplay with their mixture of folk and rock, so should Jerling... --Vincent Jackson, The Saratogian, Saratoga Springs, NY