Spirited, lyrical, smoky and jazz-edged guitar sounds are what you will hear from acoustic archtop guitarist Jerry Krahn. Jerry’s easy pace travels graveled roads and paved highways; open spaces and winding turns; rural swing and downtown cool. He brings his unique no-amps acoustic guitars to the stage in the styles of early jazz guitar masters Eddie Lang and Ed “Snoozer” Quinn. His arrangements of 20’s and 30’s jazz and pop standards are delivered with a flair. Jerry carries these guitars into the 21st century with soulful versions of contemporary jazz, personal compositions and jazz-laced countrypolitan hits combining styles of Joe Pass, Chet Atkins, George Benson and Pat Metheny. A love and respect for melodies and lyrics evokes a vocal quality in his guitar as heard in singers such as Norah Jones, James Taylor and Alison Krauss – tunesmith Jimmy Webb.
The informal, living room approach to his performances, along with insights into the tunes and original compositions, leave listeners charmed and renewed, delighted and refreshed after seeing and hearing the vibrant, gentle and personal sounds of the acoustic guitar in the hands of Jerry Krahn.