"Like Billy Bragg, he’s a political songwriter dealing with a post-ideological world. His songs wrestle with his own grief while probing the howling uncertainties of today’s economic and environmental problems.”
senior editor for YES! Magazine
“A Serious Minded Songwriter”
The Willamette Weekly
“Seattle-based singer/songwriter Jeremy Serwer is one of those rare musicians willing to sing the dangerous truth about America — about the toughness, devastation, and resilience he finds in both the natural world and the city. A modern-day troubadour who has been performing and recording for more than a decade, In the tradition of performers like Steve Earle, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Buckley and Mark Lanegan, Serwer looks “underneath the beauty and glamor of the United States,” he says.”
Jeremy has released 5.5 Albums under his name and one EP under Citazen Pariah which is an aggro political rock project. Most of Jeremy's music is on I tunes and Amazon but you can buy Physical Copies and Downloads at CD Baby. You can find Jeremy's last Full Length release, "Finding New Homes For The Wealthy" and the 2017 EP, "Wowing The Anthropocene" on Bandcamp both of these were self produced in Jeremy's home Studio Etruria. Jeremy's song "Tender Feet" was picked up London Tone for a one song signing back in 2015 and was produced by Jonathan Plum(Pearl Jam, Brandie Carlile, Alice In Chains) at the world renowned studio London Bridge.
Jeremy has been a member and contributing songwriter throughout his Career. Jeremy's longtime band in Portland, OR. Rich Man's Burden Jeremy Also joined forces with The Price twins of Acoustic Minds on two releases (2005's TIME and 2009's AM RADIO) as well as several tours about the US. He also worked with Ali Ippolito and Anna Fritz in a project called Thistle. Jeremy was a founding member and contributing songwriter to Tucson based band Seashell Radio that toured the west coast. Jeremy has joined forces with other songwriters for gigs, tours and studio sessions, such as; Holly Figueroa O'Rielly on the track and Chris Cornell cover "Cochise" from her covers album ONE. Jeremy Also joined Holly as a guitarist a several gigs in the Seattle area. Jeremy Co-Produced Colin Bradfords album Colin Bradford Sings Colin Bradford and provides backing vocals. Jeremy also joined Colin's band in Seattle as a guitarist. Jeremy toured for several weeks with Tucson's darling songwriter Courtney Robbins as a guitarist and also performed his songs. In 2017 Jeremy got to join Robert Roth of Seattle band and Capitol recording artist Truly for a couple gigs in the Seattle area as a guitarist and backing vocalist. Jeremy shared shows and played guitar/vocals with songwriter and powerhouse performer Anne Weiss in the early Oughts around Portland. Other bands and artists he has played guitar with; Fleeting Trance Jenn Dashney David Guilbault and others.
Jeremy Serwer has been a force in the songwriter movement for more than two decades. In interviews, he speaks to the precarious state of authentic songwriting and independent music today.
In the tradition of performers like Steve Earle, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Buckley, and Mark Lanegan, Serwer looks “underneath the beauty and glamour of the United States,” he says. He’s a “serious-minded songwriter,” writes Jeff Rosenberg of the Portland, Ore., Willamette Weekly, and his songs are at once graceful, hopeful, scathing, and heartbreaking. “Like Billy Bragg, he’s a political songwriter dealing with a post-ideological world,” says Madeline Ostrander, independent journalist and contributing editor of YES! Magazine.
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“His songs run the gamut from emotionally-charged heartbreakers to pointed political statements. His ability to generate emotion in an audience is testament to his songwriting expertise and a powerful, bluesy, expressive delivery.”
More than twenty years ago, Serwer began performing music after leaving his hometown in rural Wisconsin to serve as an army medic in Korea. For seven years, he worked with street kids in social services in Oregon, Arizona, and Minnesota. Today, his image-dense lyrics and potent mix of rock, blues, jazz, and Americana draw deeply on such experiences. His throaty croon and skillful steel-string guitar performance are irresistibly captivating—“one of those once-in-a-lifetime voices that make grown men cry,” says Grammy-nominated folksinger Holly Figueroa O’Reilly.
“Jeremy’s language is visual and organic, and his grooves become soundtracks to life,” says one of Seattle’s most influential songsters, Jim Page. In 2011, he opened Etruria Studio in Seattle, where he records independent artists from around the region. There he produced his fourth solo album, In the Hour of Our Lords, which forms a trenchant, poetic conversation about American life—everything from poverty and homelessness to the death of wolves and coyotes. “It was the only way I could say what I felt that would not land me in jail,” says Serwer. “My heart was breaking with the grief of our reality ecologically and socially.”
Serwer has also hosted or been part of performance circles around the country with musicians like Jim Page, Holly Figueroa O’Reilly, Robert Roth, Anne Weiss, and Jeff Campbell, and appeared in the 2010 Seattle revival of Fast Folk, the music collective launched in Greenwich Village in the 1980s. His previous CD, Roads, was chosen as CDBaby’s editor’s pick for 2010.
These are the performers Jeremy has been on bills with throughout the years; in bands or Solo Holly Figueroa O'Rielly, Robert Roth, Laura Gibson, Trampled By Turtles, Liv Warfield, Carrie Akre, Asobi Seksu, Anne Weiss, Pete Krebs, Brad Brooks, Jeff Campbell, Mark Growden, Peter Spencer, Charlie Parr, Janet Robbin, Holcombe Waller, Teitur, Kim Virant, Loch Lomond, Horse Feathers, Rob Stroup, Naomi Hooley, Erin Corday, Naim Amor, Leila Lopez, Haley Bonar, Shelby Earl, Whitney Monge and many others...
Shared Bills With
Stand Out Gigs
NorthWest FolkLife, Fast Folk at the Triple Door Theatre Seattle),The David Foster Wallace Memorial Reading at the University of Arizona, The San Jose Summer JazzFest, The Jeff and Tim Buckley Tribute show at Fez Ballroom with Tim Buckley Lyricist Larry Becket, Hotel Congress 100th Birthday 3 day festival Featuring Calexico Duo, MeatPuppets and Jimmy Eat World, Duluth Homegrown Festival, Alki Arts Festival, Index Arts Festival, Birchbay Music Fest, The Bite of Edmonds, 52 By 52 A Year in Your Ear Showcase for London Tone Artists at the Triple Door Theatre, Played the Award Winning SeaTac Airport music program for two years, Played the Two Grand Openings of Amazons Doppleganger Building in Seattle and Tons of Venues across the US big and Small.