Jerry "Boogie" McCain is the greatest post war harp player alive today. In 2001 he remains at the height of his powers, constantly writing and delivering amazing live performances with the energy of a teenager. Born in 1930 in Gadsden, Alabama, Jerry began playing his harp and singing along with jukebox records at his fathers barbecue stand, the Green Front Cafe. He began recording in the early 50s for the Trumpet label making records of his unique blend of country swing and down-home blues. In 55 he recorded for the Excello label and he has continued making great records in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s and 2002 Jerry is working on his next project, "Boogie is my Name."
Jerry "Boogie" McCain is apart of the Music Maker Relief Foundation:
Music Maker Relief Foundation's Mission
Music Maker Relief Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the true pioneers and forgotten heroes of Southern musical traditions gain recognition and meet their day-to-day needs. Today, many such musicians are living in extreme poverty and need food, shelter, medical care, and other assistance. Music Maker's aid and service programs improve the quality of recipients' lives. Our work affirms to these artists that we value the gifts of music and inspiration they have delivered to the world. Our mission is to give back to the roots of American music. Our criterion for recipients is they be rooted in a Southern musical tradition, be 55 years or older and have an annual income less than $18,000. Music Maker Relief Foundation, Inc. is a tax exempt, public charity under IRS code 501(c)3.
For more information visit our website at www.musicmaker.org or call 919-643-2456.