***CD NEWS UPDATE: Jerry's new CD entitled, "HEADIN' EAST  HEADIN' WEST", has been released. You can listen to samples and purchase Downloads and the CD now.  

In addition, all new projects, including "A Fifth of You", can be found at the very bottom of this page. This song was recorded at Audacity Studios in Hollywood, Florida, and produced by John Jay Martyn. 
          
  


     

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Headin' East Headin' West

Jerry DeMeo

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Served up acoustic, seasoned with spicy electric... "Headin' East Headin' West" is a little bit country, a taste of rhythm and blues, throw in a bossa and you have this delicious stew.

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  1. 1 Home Again 03:45
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  2. 2 Ready For Loving 02:09
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  3. 3 My Baby Still Loves Me 03:28
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  4. 4 Springtime in New York 02:39
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  5. 5 Country Song 03:55
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  6. 6 The Bearded Bandit 04:30
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  7. 7 Negativity 02:43
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  8. 8 Leavin' In The Morning 03:01
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  9. 9 Nancy Lou's Bossa 04:07
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  10. 10 Investment Analysis Blues 04:46
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Headin' East Headin' West"
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Liner Notes

"Headin' East  Headin' West" is a musical journey that is framed with "Home Again". The song is infused with the beautiful steel guitar work of Dennis DeMeo. It is dedicated to all the musicians who have suffered the trials and tribulations of being on the road, away from family. "Ready For Loving" explains it all. This was the original working title of the album, before it was decided that this debut CD was a musical path with several directions. "Springtime In New York", a 40s inspired jazzy tune, and the hard driving "Country Song", are actually chronologically reversed. "Country Song" was penned at a time when I looked forward to escaping New York City for greener pastures, while "Springtime In New York" was written when I realized how much I was in love with the City, and how it became my favorite place to fall in love. 
Sometimes love brings pain, as is implied in the next three songs, "The Bearded Bandit", "Negativity" and "Leavin' In The Morning", though "Negativity" was written with another theme in mind. You decide. On "Nancy Lou's Bossa", the great multi instrumetalist, Tommy Sullivan, was generous enough to add a beautiful sax framing, which gives the song a breezy beach feel. Listen to the sounds of the sea in the background. The journey comes full circle with the instrumental, "Investment Analysis Blues", which was inspired by two of my favorite finger picking guitarists, Leo Kottke and Jorma Kaukonen. It was written at a time when I was supposed to be studying for an Investment Analysis final in graduate school at Fordham.
...the story continues as I prepare for the next chapter with a mixed bag of new songs waiting to be penned and heard... In the meantime, enjoy "Headin' East  Headin West".
JD 3/3/13


1) Home Again
Jerry DeMeo: lead vocal, acoustic guitar
Kurt Uzbay: bass
Dennis DeMeo: pedal steel guitar
Neal Ferraro: electric guitars, baritone guitar, wurlitzer, piano, organ
Frank Vilardi: drums

2) Ready For Loving
Jerry DeMeo: lead vocal, acoustic guitar 
Kurt Uzbay: bass
Dennis DeMeo: electric rhythm guitar
Neal Ferroro: electric lead guitar, slide guitar, organ
Frank Vilardi: drums

3) My Baby Still Loves Me
Jerry DeMeo: lead vocal, acoustic guitar
Jimmy Rosica: bass
Dennis DeMeo: electric rhythm guitar
Neal Ferraro: tack piano, lead guitar, slide guitar
Frank Vilardi: drums

4) Springtime In New York  
Jerry Demeo: lead vocal, background vocals, acoustic guitar
Dennis DeMeo: acousitc guitar solo, acoustic rhythm guitar
Neal Ferraro: bass, piano, vibes, electric guitars, ukes
Frank Vilardi:drums

5) Country Song
Jerry DeMeo: lead vocal, acoustic guitar
Jimmy Rosica: bass
Neal Ferraro: lead guitar, electric guitars, organ, piano, wurlitzer, accordion
Pete DeMeo: drums

6) The Bearded Bandit
Jerry DeMeo: lead vocal, acoustic guitar
Kurt Uzbay: bass
Dennis DeMeo: tremelo guitar
Neal Ferraro: piano, slide guitar, electric guitar, dobro
Pete DeMeo; drums

7) Negativity
Jerry DeMeo: lead vocal, acoustic guitar
Neal Ferraro: bass, electric guitars, 12 string solo, organ
Frank Vilardi: drums

8) Leavin' In The Morning
Jerry DeMeo: lead vocal, acoustic guitar
Kurt Uzbay: bass
Neal Ferraro: mandolin, banjo, organ, piano, background vocals
Tom Sullivan: background vocals 
Frank Vilardi: drums

9) Nancy Lou's Bossa
Jerry DeMeo: acoustic guitar
Neal Ferraro: bass, piano, organ, synth strings, flute, brass, kalimba, marimba, vibes
Tom Sullivan: saxophone, background vocals
Joe Ruvio: background vocals
Frank Vilardi: drums, percussion

10) Investment Analysis Blues
Jerry DeMeo: acoustic guitar

Released 2013
Produced and arranged by Neal Ferraro and Jerry DeMeo/Recorded 2012
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Neal Ferraro, 112 Productions, Patchogue, New York
Graphic Design: Frank Emmi/Photography: Nicole DeMeo
All songs, lyrics and music (c) 2011 Jerry DeMeo, except "Leavin' In The Morning"(c)1976 Jerry DeMeo and "Country Song" (c) 1977 Jerry DeMeo
"Home Again" (c) 1977 music and lyrics: Jerry DeMeo, lyrics: Dennis DeMeo

Much love to Nancy and Nicole for their patience and support through this entire process.
Thanks to the musicians who gave of their time to make this project happen.
In loving memory of Mom, who will hear this album in Heaven.

All songs BMI

(c) 2013 Jerry DeMeo. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.


Who's Who On The Project 
A big heartful thank you to all who contributed to this project. Without their talents this debut album would not have come to fruition. 


FRANK VILARDI (drums) has played drums in the studio or on tour for Rod Stewart, Celine Dion, Phoebe Snow, Bobby McFerrin, Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, Gloria Gaynor, Darlene Love, They Might Be Giants, Judy Collins, Rosanne Cash, Jewel, Curtis Stigers, The Roches, Willie Nile, Southside Johnny, Donny Osmond, David Broza, Freedy Johnston, The Bacon Brothers, Tom Rush, Lucy Kaplansky, Jim Carroll, Rosie O’Donnell, Martin Briley, Laura Pausini, Aztec Two-Step,The Martays and more.

Frank’s TV appearances include Letterman, Leno, the Today Show, CBS’s The Early Show, Conan, The View, Regis, Arsenio and Top of the Pops. He has also played on dozens of film soundtracks and hundreds of commercials.
www.frankvilardi.com


Dennis DeMeo (guitars, pedal steel)
Dennis DeMeo was a mainstay on the New York club scene in the eighties and nineties. His guitar, pedal steel guitar, and lap steel echoed through such storied and diverse venues as CBGB's and The Lone Star Roadhouse. He contributed the jazz score for the film Bull's Night Out, a world music score for the film Route 10, and had an orchestral work premiered at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland. He is very happy to have had the opportunity to contribute to Jerry's debut CD.


Nicole DeMeo (Photographer)
Nicole DeMeo is a Dean's List graduate from Fordham University with a BA in Communications/Media Studies and Visual Arts. This past May, she had a successful photography installation at Fordham University Licoln Center, entitled "The Baron." Check out her photography at www.nicoledemeophotography.com 


Pete DeMeo (drums)
Pete DeMeo has played live/recorded with David Johansson, Amos Lee, Chris Barron (Spin Doctors), Kevin So (Keb Mo), Soozie Tyrell (Bruce Springsteen), Lorenza Ponce (Bon Jovi), Five Chinese Brothers, Steve Allen, Kaye Ballard, Carol Lawrence and too many singer-songwriters to mention. As drummer with the band Pancho's Lament, Pete was heard on numerous shows on the WB and CW television networks. Somehow, along the way, he has picked up two Emmy nominations. Go figure ...
www.petedemeo.com


Tommy Sullivan (sax, background vocals)
A life-long Long Islander and proud U.S. Army veteran, Tommy Sullivan enlisted in 1965 and was accepted to the United States Military Academy Band, where he created the first official rock group at West Point.
Reentering civilian life in 1968, he helped create the Rhythm Method, a 7-piece Long Island band which was discovered by Johnny Maestro, then singing lead with the Del-Satins. The combined group became the Brooklyn Bridge. As a bandleader and musical director, Tommy penned the group's horn arrangements on every Bridge hit, including their gold record, Worst That Could Happen.
Upon leaving the Bridge, Tommy co-founded Atlantic Records’ supergroup Ramatam, which was Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell’s first group following Hendrix’ death. For the second Ramatam LP, Tommy wrote and orchestrated original material which featured select members of the NY Philharmonic Orchestra.
Together with Johnny Maestro, Tommy co-produced Johnny’s final CD,
Peace on Earth. The critically acclaimed album features Tommy’s arrangements & orchestrations, plus several of his original songs.
A Charter Inductee to the LI Music Hall of Fame, Tommy Sullivan continues to write, record, arrange and produce records, serve as musical director/ arranger/conductor for projects across many musical genres plus donates dozens of performances annually for numerous charity events.
Tommy Sullivan’s dynamic and unique one-man show, A Thousand Memories, featuring his vocals and performances on four instruments, has been packing concert auditoriums, nightclubs, private parties–even vineyards-for the past several years.
www.tommysullivan.com