Jerry DeMeo is a guitarist singer songwriter who hails from Huntington, New York. He draws his guitar playing influences from a number of sources, including the acoustic stylings of Stephen Stills, Leo Kottke and Jorma Kaukonen, and more recently, Mark Knopfler and Tommy Emmanuel. Jerry's warm and expressive voice continually wins audience approval, as he performs a wide and diverse selection of originals and classics, each marked with his personal imprint. He has been writing and playing his original material for many years, and his long awaited debut album, "Headin' East Headin' West", has been released and is widely available. The album can be previewed and downloaded under the MUSIC tab. The VIDEOS tab consists of live solo acoustic performances of 3 of Jerry's tunes, one Hot Tuna song, and a live radio segments with Michael Stock interviewing Jerry, 2/10/13, and 2/2/14 on WLRN 91.3, Miami, Fl.
Jerry keeps an active performance schedule. In addition to his solo shows, in 2012 he shared the stage with Aztec Two Step and Jim Dawson in August, Frank Carillo and Peppy Castro (Barnaby Bye) in October and the The Funk Filharmonik in November. In 2013 he performed with Jackie Martling, Soul Be It and Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin in May and with Toby Walker in November. In January 2014, he was invited to perform at the CanadaFest on Hollywood Beach, Florida and has played each year since. In addition, after having such a wonderful time in the Fall of 2013, Jerry once again shared the stage with Toby Walker in September, 2014.
He looks forward to continued collaborations in 2019 and beyond, supporting " Headin' East Headin' West".
"...Jerry DeMeo, with his multifaceted personality, brings to the table of any concert goer, not only great singing and original songs, but he's like having a relative perform at your table. He's both witty and funny, and he brings a friend and family milieu to any venue that he performs at..."
Michael "Eppy" Epstein
-Partner at Road Warrior Entertainment, New York, N.Y.
-Owner/Operator of My Father's Place, Roslyn, N.Y.
-Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductee
"Hi Jerry, I just want to say how nice it was to have shared the bill with you. Your picking, singing, songs and overall presentation was wonderful. Thanks for dedicating that song, and I hope that our paths cross again soon."
-Internationally Renowned Guitar Virtuoso
About Jerry opening for Toby, November 21, 2013
Jerry 's debut CD, "Headin' East Headin' West" is "served up acoustic, seasoned with spicy electric...it's a little bit country, a taste of rhythm and blues, throw in a bossa and you have this delicious stew."
When not performing on stage, playing and writing music, Jerry spends his time as a Senior Vice President/Senior Portfolio Manager at a global wealth management firm.