To describe this NJ-native as prolific would be an understatement. With over 600 original songs in multiple genres (folk, acoustic, pop, rock, dance, children’s music, Americana…), it is easy to find music in Jaymie Gerard’s catalog that moves you. As a songwriter, she has been compared to John Lennon, Sheryl Crowe, 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 music with the public for nearly 20 years. She grabs hold of the hearts and minds of her audience; her honesty and approachability allows listeners to connect and engage naturally.
Often partnered with her husband, Geb Zurburg, a fellow talented singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jaymie’s music has reached a new level of intimacy. Both she and her husband partnered with producer Mod, bassist Andy Huenerburg and drummers Tommy Mintz and Jon Abate to create the 2012, bluegrass/Americana album entitled Flame and a Seed under the name Jaymie Gerard and the Burgs. Their release, Acoustic Sessions (EP), features a handful of thought-provoking, emotional songs including a duet with Geb entitled, “Loved Enough.”
Her 2010 releases, now sold as a double-EP, Ain’t Life Sweet & Black-Eyed Susans, was an exploration of production, pushing the limits of “pop music” by infusing it with meaningful content. Both EP’s have been receiving a good deal of streaming airplay.
After the birth of her first child, Jaymie also wrote a collection of lullabies and recorded them in her son’s nursery. This 21-song album entitled Big Round Moon: Sing-Along Lullabies was the start of a larger anthology of children’s songs that included the material for her next children’s folk album that she is working on recording.
Jaymie 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), and she continues to perform in small, local venues in the the Bergen County NJ/NYC Metro area.