Jerry Popiel is a singer/songwriter, guitarist, recording engineer, mandolinist, bassist, keyboardist and percussionist who is sharing his glorious new single “Ten Miles.” Popiel performs primarily as an acoustic guitarist/singer, but sometimes with backing band Osage Orange. He is also a member of indie rock bands The Chestertons, Vanishing Shores, Cat o’ Nines, Birdhouse Gourds and the ’70s tribute act Cowbell Fever, co-starring as mellow, long-haired guitarist Donny Europa. “Ten Miles” is a gorgeously crafted song that brings strong instrumentation and stunning lyricism to the table, which puts Popiel on the map. His lyrics are honest and heartfelt, and as he anticipates his upcoming release, he quickly proves he is an artist to watch out for in the coming months.
Jerry shares about the new song:
“Ten Miles” is a daring, down and dirty, folk rock song based on the immigration stories of my family lines from Europe, escaping oppressive regimes and unforgiving gendarmes in the nick of time to find a better life in America.”
No stranger to the world of music and artistic endeavors, Popiel has performed as opening act for musicians such as Leon Russell, The Strawbs, Sister Hazel, The Fixx, Naked Eyes, Shawn Mullins, Clumsy Lovers, Mindy Smith, Ambrosia and Marty Willson-Piper (The Church) and as Blossom Music Center VIP club entertainment before James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Counting Crows, Matchbox 20, Dierks Bentley, Jimmy Buffett, Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers and Zac Brown Band. Jerry appeared in the 2016 Fox Searchlight film “A Bigger Splash” with Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson. He appeared as himself in Eric Shiveley’s award-winning documentary “Everyone But You” and in several community theater productions and has been featured on Cleveland’s “Crooked River Groove” and “Words and Music” TV shows. “Off duty,” Jerry is also a search and rescue specialist, sourdough bread baker, Appalachian Trail section hiker and trail runner.