Five Firsts: Jerry Marotta of David Malachowski & the Woodstock Allstars

Jerry Marotta

Jerry Marotta

NAME: Jerry Marotta
BAND AFFILIATION: court appointed drummer
INSTRUMENT: drums

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland

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2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs & Englishmen

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … Clarinet

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … No idea. I did play Billy Bigelow in my high school production of “Carousel”…

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … Pygmy

Jerry Marotta has played with a who’s-who of A-list recording artists – including Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney, Hall & Oates, Indigo Girls, Tears For Fears – which qualifies him for membership in David Malachowski & the Woodstock Allstars, who will crank it up at Athens Town Park in Athens for a free concert at 7pm on Friday (June 21).

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