The End of America
The End of America is a band of friends, singers and travelers who blend three-part harmony with rock and Americana. The Philadelphia-based outfit masters a style that resonates with fans of Ryan Adams, CSNY and Dawes.
All frontmen of previous bands, Brendon Thomas, James Downes and Trevor Leonard met on tour in 2005. They went on to form a trio that highlights their vocal chemistry and captures the raw honesty of their performances. TEOA recently wrapped the recording of their debut LP, a follow-up to their previous EPs, Shakey and Steep Bay.
The End of America has performed at SXSW, Savannah Stopover and the Baltimore Folk Fest. They have shared the stage with Larry Campbell, David Bromberg, Gary Louris (The Jayhawks), Simone Felice (The Felice Brothers) and joined Beck in Los Angeles to perform for his Song Reader sheet music release show. The trio's appearance at the show aired live on KCRW and received praise from Spin, Filter and The Hollywood Reporter.
Here's what folks are saying about The End of America:
"They sound great and they seem to be loving doing it."
David Crosby via Twitter
"These three cats blend their voices as effortlessly
as Crosby, Stills and Nash."
"The End of America literally stopped traffic at our summer outdoor show and blew away the crowd opening for Larry Campbell and Theresa Williams. Their superb harmonies and captivating stage presence left the audience on its feet asking for more. Go see End of America!"
Gail Prusslin, Outpost in the Burbs
"[TEOA exhibits] soulful Low Anthem harmony & strum."
To describe this NJ-native as prolific would be an understatement. With over 600 original songs in genres across the board (folk, acoustic, pop, rock, dance, children's music, political, Americana...), it is easy to find music in Jaymie Gerard's catalog that moves you. As a songwriter, she has been influenced by the likes of John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Ray LaMontagne and Aimee Mann, yet she maintains her own voice, her own sound, and her own image.
A seasoned performer, Jaymie has been sharing her original songs with the public for over 16 years. On stage, she grabs hold of the hearts and minds of her audience; her honesty and accessibility allow listeners to connect and engage naturally.
Jaymie draws inspiration from the world around her -- books, short stories, friends, family, and strangers she meets in her travels and day to day. More recently, her music has taken a distinctive turn towards folk, as she enjoys the storytelling aspect of the genre.
Now partnered with her husband, Geb Zurburg, also a talented singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Jaymie's music has reached a new level of intimacy. Their latest release, Acoustic Sessions (EP), features a handful of thought-provoking, emotional songs including a duet with Geb entitled, "Loved Enough."
Her 2010 releases (Ain't Life Sweet EP & Black-Eyed Susans EP) were an exploration of production, pushing the limits of "pop music" by infusing it with meaningful content. Both EPs have been receiving a good deal of streaming airplay.
Jamie has performed at numerous venues in the tri-state area, as well as music festivals in NJ (Black Potatoe Music Fest, Wave Gathering Emergence Festival, NJ Folk Festival) and NH (Keene Music Festival).