“Bitter Sweet Ballads from The Nether World” states Angela Yeager of Salem Oregon’s Statesman Journal, a description as good as any other for the Sound of Jeremy Serwer. Jeremy’s songs are a meandering journey through Americana, angst, sorrow and disenchantment with US social policy. KINK Radio in Portland says this about Jeremy, “His songs run the gamut from emotionally charged heartbreakers to pointed political statements. His ability to generate emotion in an audience is testament to his songwriting expertise and a powerful bluesy expressive delivery.” Jeremy is not stranger to the road having embarked on several Jaunts about the US and has also performed around South Korea. Jeremy has been active in these bands Rich Man’s Burden, Seashell Radio, Acoustic Minds and Thistle. He has accompanied Songwriter/performer veteran Anne Weiss and worked in recording and live performances with Eric Pollard(Low, Retribution Gospel Choir, Sun Kil Moon) Skip Von Kuske(Portland Cello Project, M. Ward, Vagabond Opera) Jimi Cooper(Dukes of Hubbard, No Wait Wait, The Fractals) Craig Koozer(Skiploader, Fleeting Trance) and many others. “FM” Jeremy’s latest release is a portrait of a nine year existence in Portland’s ebb and flow musical aura. Jeremy called on a few of his close musical compatriots to lend their talents to this very personal musical diary, including Ali Ippolito(Heroes and Villains, When the Broken Bow, Mr Fredrick) Chris Chard(Rye Hollow, Kerosene Dream, Acoustic Minds, Keegan Smith) Jenni and Amanda Price(Acoustic Minds and too many Portland Bands to mention), Jim Ragland aka Slim Chanse and The biggest part of making FM possible was producer engineer Adara Blake(Opticollide, Ink Petal) she lent her hours and art in more ways then can be possibly imagined. Jeremy currently resides in Tucson AZ and is very active and touring with his new band Seashell Radio whom have just released there EP “Blue Skies Over Black Market”. Jeremy is now working on his second solo release with producer band mate Fen Ikner entitled “Face Down” which should available in fall 2009. Here are further press testimonials for Jeremy Serwer.
Belting out gutsy original music is exactly what musicians are supposed to do. It is in his ability to generate emotion in an audience that Portland’s Jeremy Serwer begins his deviation from the norm. Serwer’s songs build on a dynamic range of emotions and energy. Explosive and intense to light hearted and fun, his music presents an array of atmospheres that are difficult to pigeonhole. When asked, Serwer confesses it is tricky classifying his music but that he considers AAA as a reasonable genre to place it in or possibly Political Adult Contemporary. However, over time a variety of other colorful descriptions have emerged from the press like Defiant Nocturnal Songs and Traditional Macabre, making light of an obvious dark thread that is apparent in either the structure or lyrics of Serwer’s music Fran Grey Portland Music Central.
Folk Imbued Wisdom With Extra Blue Eyed Soul." The Willamette Weekly Portland OR
“Defiant Nocturnal Songs." The Ripsaw, Duluth MN.
"Iron Fist in Velvet Glove" "D" Magazine Dallas TX