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