Jerry Gallagher



Jerry has been with the band for over 14 years.
He is a proficient singer of revival folk music, an excellent songwriter
and features a strong rhythm guitar with occasional harmonica.

MUSIC BIO OF JERRY GALLAGHER - Jerry played with the LVFMS band off and on since 2000, and 2015 he returned to the band as one of our featured artists. Jerry's powerful unique melodic voice has lit up our stage many times when he performs the Kington Trio songs, Woody Guthrie and his own original music. Jerry is a solid rhythm guitarist for the band and sometimes plays banjo, Dobro, harmonica and even fiddle. No one can forget how Jerry often stumbles into rehearsals with his multiple bags of gear! Jerry is a wonderful songwriter, and seems to have song after song which he has shared with the Society. His two songs, "I Saw the Lighthouse", and "Jesus Came to Bethlehem", were the feature songs on the gospel CD. He contributed two more of his songs, "Smilin Jack" and "Sailin' on a Ship", to the Garlic and Angels CD.

Jerry Gallagher began playing guitar and singing in Folk Groups during the early 60s while attending King's College in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Jerry was a member of "The Rum Runners" who played many gigs in Coffee Houses and Bars in the Luzerne County area. He was also a member of "The River Street Singers," a six member Folk Group made up of King's College Glee Club participants who performed at King's College Glee Club Concerts. Later on during the Sixties and Early Seventies, Jerry played mainly as a Solo Performer at many Lehigh Valley Night Spots including "The King George Inn," "The Lehigh Tavern" and "Godfrey Daniels." During the Eighties and Nineties Jerry's Folk Rock Group, "The Earth Riders" packed such Lehigh Valley Night Clubs as "Your Mother's Bloomers" in Bethlehem, "Porters Pub" in Easton and "The Wedgewood Pub" in Pennsburg. "The Earth Riders" also appeared at many Lehigh Valley Music Festivals including "First Night, Bethlehem and the "Mayfair Festival Of The Arts" in Allentown, PA. Jerry has also played for several decades with his friend, John Wesley Dickson in "The Shamrockers" Duo, as well as in the "Cool Breeze" Trio. Jerry was a featured performer on John Wesley Dickson's CD, "Later On Down The Line."

Jerry Gallagher is also a Published Author, whose books are available in paperback and all E Book platforms through, Barnes & and Jerry's books can also be purchased through his Author Website at the following Web Address: