ALBUM QUOTES

Jerardi’s crisp lead guitar work sparkles with a purity of phrasing that gives each song its soulful center.  Every tune takes shape around his just-right notes and his moving vocals.  Occupied delivers a tasty soul of stew that satisfies. 

Henry L. Carrigan Jr. Living Blues Magazine


Jerardi has mastered the blues with his new album Occupied,  combining blues with Muscle Shoals Soul!

It’s just that good! 

Tony Peters, Icon Fetch

Eric Jerardi’s CD fantastic! 

DJ Ben Vee in CT, BluesMusicFan.com

“My longtime friend who has really progressed into his most mature sounding form yet. Onward and upward!” 

John “The B-Man” Beaulieu, Hall of Fame DJ on WTUE

Jerardi has spent the better part of the last five years honing his skills as a soul blues singer songwriter. These are excellent songs especially the title track.  Jerardi is an emotive singer inspired by this outstanding band.“Do Right By Him” is another great song. This is a wonderful entry for the soul blues genre.

- Richard Ludmerer, Making A Scene


From the opening horn riff, Jerardi blows the roof off the sucker with the help of the classic Swampers…

Killer stuff throughout. 

– Chris Spector Midwest Record Entertainment


Jerardi’s new R&B-infused album, “Occupied”

is simply stunning! 

Don Thrasher, Dayton Daily News


Jerardi’s vocals are tailor-made for this material, smooth and soulful with just the right amount of Memphis grit… Occupied is a most-welcome addition to the soul-blues genre. 

Graham Clarke, Phoenix Blues Society BluesBytes


Living Blues Magazine Review of Occupied

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Jerardi demonstrates his command of a range of styles on this album. The tender opener [Do Right By Him] blossoms into the propulsive blues shuffle Whole Again; that features Jerardi’s crunchy guitars along with punchy horns and swaying background vocals; the final bars of the song take us in an unexpected direction before ending with an instrumental should shout. He funds it up on Don’t Take It Personally…

Jerardi’s crisp lead guitar work sparkles with a purity of phrasing that gives each song its soulful center. Every tune takes shape around his just-right notes and his moving vocals. Occupied delivers a tasty soul of stew that satisfies. - Henry L. Carrigan Jr.

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Rock & Blues Muse 5 star review for jerardi

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Occupied is full of the type of ensemble-focused soul-blues music that puts the singer and the song up front and eschews long guitar solos. Jerardi focuses on the greater impact of the big picture and lets the lyrics, grooves, and horns carry the day rather than just blasting out guitar licks and it makes all the difference. Fans and artists both often forget that the blues and its progeny are all vocal music, first and foremost. The voice is the call and the guitar is the response. Eric is clearly a fine guitarist but the restraint and maturity in his overall style is what makes this such a great record.

Jerardi immediately begins schooling us on the opening track “Do Right By Him.” The song is a heartfelt slow jam that pulls listeners closer to listen to his tale of loss and tribulations in a moment when most artists would be trying to blow people away with energy and intensity. Jerardi’s guitar slips and slashes in between the beautiful tones of the Muscle Shoals horns and adds some grit to their smooth brilliance. Here and throughout the album, Jerardi’s lyrics are honest and real, not full of clichés and jive, and it’s easy to feel the emotions in every line he sings. *By Mike O’Cull

FULL REVIEW HERE

ERIC JERARDI'S TELEVISION WORLD PREMIERE

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Eric Jerardi’s “Do Right By Him” will be included the “Featured Video” video which will air on the DittyTV network and will also be posted across of their Social Media platforms.

WHO: Eric Jerardi

WHAT: DittyTV Debut of “Do Right By Him”

WHEN: 10PM/CDT on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019---Rebroadcast 10AM/CDT on Thursday, March 28th

WHERE: The Curve

 TO WATCH DITTY TV:

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Or, online via this link: https://dittytv.com/watch/

DittyTV is watched by over 5 million viewers each month.

THE REVIEWS ARE STACKING UP FOR JERARDI'S "OCCUPIED" ALBUM

ALBUM QUOTES

Jerardi has mastered the blues with his new album Occupied, combining blues with Muscle Shoals Soul! It’s just that good! 

Tony Peters, Icon Fetch

Eric Jerardi’s CD fantastic!  - DJ Ben Vee in CT, BluesMusicFan.com

“My longtime friend who has really progressed into his most mature sounding form yet. Onward and upward!” 

- John “The B-Man” Beaulieu, Hall of Fame DJ on WTUE

Jerardi has spent the better part of the last five years honing his skills as a soul blues singer songwriter. These are excellent songs especially the title track.  

Jerardi is an emotive singer inspired by this outstanding band.“Do Right By Him” is another great song. This is a wonderful entry for the soul blues genre.

- Richard Ludmerer, Making A Scene

From the opening horn riff, Jerardi blows the roof off the sucker with the help of the classic Swampers… Killer stuff throughout. 

– Chris Spector Midwest Record Entertainment

Jerardi’s new R&B-infused album, “Occupied” is simply stunning! 

Don Thrasher, Dayton Daily News

Eric was encouraged to stretch out not only through his gifted writing abilities, but also in the lead vocal role, and the results are astonishing, indeed.  The songs deal predominantly with love, loss, and hopeful redemption, and the set begins with the question, “When will it stop?,” as our hero reaches the literal end of his emotional rope in “Do Right By Him.” 

- Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues And Roots Alliance

5 * STAR REVIEW OUT OF NASHVILLE

Rave review out of the Nashville Blues and Roots Alliance.  Review here: https://donandsherylsbluesblog.wordpress.com/

Eric was encouraged to stretch out not only through his gifted writing abilities, but also in the lead vocal role, and the results are astonishing, indeed.  The songs deal predominantly with love, loss, and hopeful redemption, and the set begins with the question, “When will it stop?,” as our hero reaches the literal end of his emotional rope in “Do Right By Him.” - Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues And Roots Alliance



Eric Jerardi's NEW ALBUM "OCCUPIED" REVIEWED

Well, we are in the first stage of a long record promotion.  Getting our first reactions back.  Here is the first official review on the album:

Midwest Record Entertainment

Chicago, Illinois - 02/16/19 

ERIC JERARDI/Occupied: Just because it was Holy Modal Rounders who said good taste is timeless doesn't mean it's not so. Don't you just hate the haters that proclaim something out of date? From the opening horn riff, this set is unmistakably Muscle Shoals and how can that ever be out of date? Taking blue eyed soul to the max, Jerardi blows the roof off the sucker with the help of the classic Swampers that are still up for it and those who have drunk the local waters and became imbued with the natch. If someone could slip a copy of this to Van Morrison, Caledonia soul would be back on top of his menu. Killer stuff throughout. – Chris Spector
(Niche) 

http://midwestrecord.com/MWR1485.html