Five Firsts: Michael Jerling

MichaelJerlingNAME: Michael Jerling
INSTRUMENT: acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmonica

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … first I paid for – the Beatles’ “Rubber Soul”

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Joni Mitchell/ Crosby, Stills & Nash (Or was it a triple bill? – Vanilla Fudge/ Aorta/ The Youngbloods)

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … Silvertone acoustic guitar (unplayable)

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … either “Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues” or “The Dangling Conversation” (no surviving set list)

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … Easy to Remember (forgettable)

Michael Jerling teams up with Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys and Rick Rourke & Lost Wages for a special concert titled “The Right Mix” on Saturday (November 7) at the Saratoga Arts Center in Saratoga Springs. A pre-performance reception, “Behind the Songs,” begins at 6pm. Doors open for concert at 7pm. Dave Michaels from radio station EXIT 97.7 emcees.


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