Q&A with John Jerome about his new release “It’s Only A Day”
How long have you been active under your artist name? My first album was released in 2018. That was really the start of my presence on streaming platforms. We had a great response from the debut and are now approaching the release of our second LP with this latest single.
What music scene/city do you currently represent? Primarily the northeastern United States but looking into reaching out further in the near future. The pandemic really threw a wrench into the live music experience and for artists altogether.
How has it affected you and your career (if at all)? I think the pandemic gave me an opportunity to reassess what was important to me in life and in music. In all that was negative within the pandemic I found some positive vibes within writing and playing that I’m not sure I would have explored otherwise.
What are some of your music influences? For me personally it all starts with the Beatles. From an early age I was enthralled with the melodies and harmonies of their singing. Also I’m quite partial to Paul Simon. He just knows a good groove and how to weave great harmonies around that. Love me some Willie too though, he’s just so unique and endearing. There’s no one like him.
What kind of concepts do you tend to write about as an artist? Shine some light on that. In general I write from personal experience but I’m not afraid to embellish for the sake of a good lyric. I write about pain, I write about life, my life, and maybe it gets a reaction from someone else who listens. My goal is to tell my story in my songs and that’s why I write music.
If you could put together a dream show or tour, what bands/artists would be on the bill? That’s a tough question. There are so many great acts I’d love to play with. Brad paisley is one that come to mind. He is just so talented and I’d love to do’s couple with him. I know Willie Nelson and Paul McCartney are in the older side but I can see the three of us up on stage doing and acoustic set.
When is your next release coming out? We plan to drop the full album “Island Cowboy” in late October. From there we can only go up.
What’s in store for you for the rest of 2022 and beginning of 2023? Give us the goods Moving foward we are planning a tour of the eastern seaboard and promoting the full album. Possibly setting up some west coast endeavors along the way. Stay tuned.
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