About

American Roots from New Orleans to New England

Miles of Folk

“You sure can sing dem notes on dat GIT-tar!”
—Dr. John

Jeremy Lyons, versatile performer, slide guitarist, singer and songwriter, plays in and with American music traditions. His light, facile finger picking and slide guitar dig deep into the soul. His irreverent wit draws you in. His originals are full of characters whose good intentions stumble into bad behavior. His book learning in ethnomusicology has been tempered by years of playing in the clubs and streets of New Orleans. After his home was washed away by Hurricane Katrina (chronicled in the song “Hurricane”), he moved up North but left a good chunk of his heart in New Orleans. You can hear it in his music.

Jeremy knows his stuff. His repertoire is deep enough that he could easily play an entire evening of 1) folk and blues traditional songs; 2) all original material; or 3) driving rock-tinged grooves. Though most often in his solo shows you hear an intriguing mixture of styles that add up to the best of roots music.

There’s a lot to this compact player with a smoky tenor voice and battered trilby hat. You can hear it in his music.

“His down-home yet elegant way with traditional music is a tonic.”
—Boston Herald

Discography

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DEATH OF A STREET SINGER (2007)

Death of a Street Singer CD

LIVE AT THE DRAGON’S DEN (2003)

Live at the Dragon's Den CD

JEREMY LYONS & THE DELTABILLY BOYS (2000)

JEREMY LYONS & THE DELTABILLY BOYS: Live at Fribourg (2000)

COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY HATCH (1999)

JEREMY LYONS: Deltabilly Swing (1998)

THE EVER EXPANDING ELASTIC WASTE BAND
Members of Morphine with Jeremy Lyons (2010)

JEREMY LYONS DELTA SILLY – Music for Kids (2008)

Silly Goose Music (2011)

Silly Goose Music Kids CD


Performances:
Peter Stampfel: Duke of the Beatnicks (PFAM) 2009
AKACOD: Happiness 2008
The Schatzy Band: Nocturnal Wildlife Journal (Gregage) 2007
Jeremy Lyons & The Deltabilly Boys: 09/01/06 Rhythm & Roots Festival 2006
(Festivalink.net)
Jason Eklund: Right Rough Character 2003
Schatzy: Unravelling (Gregage) 2003
Schatzy: Macaroni & Bees (Gregage) 2001

Compilations:
WWOZ on CD: The Sounds of New Orleans, vol. 17 2002
OffBeat Festival 2000 (OB00-5001) 2000
Secrets of New Orleans (SONO 21152) 1999
Blues: The Language of New Orleans, vol. 3 (Louisiana Red Hot Records
9103) 1998
WWOZ on CD: The Sounds of New Orleans, vol. 9 1998

Film and video:
Songs From The Street (Documentary video by Eric Martz)
DON’T WORRY HONEY, I LIVE HERE: New Orleans
Celebrates Mardi Gras (a film by Jeremy Campbell)

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