Gerald, a Mississippi to Detroit transplant, began playing guitar at the age of 15. Inspired by Prince and 80s rock guitarists, he performed in multiple local bands trying to find his signature sound. He experimented with pop, rock, and finally, blues as he listened to the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, ZZ Hill, and B.B. King. The struggle of keeping a band together caused Gerald to learn bass, keys, and drums in addition to his guitar.
Now, gone are the days of overdubbing each instrument on a cassette recorder and piecing together old scrap guitars to make a whole. His signature combination of rock and blues has entranced listeners from all over the country. Gerald tours the United States year-round, and can be heard on blues radio stations. He was listed as #1 on the ReverbNation blues charts for Michigan blues artists, and his debut album, “Hell and Back,” reached #1 on Roots Music Report’s Blues Chart for Michigan. Gerald’s next album, “N2U,” is scheduled to be released later this spring, and will showcase his talent in 10 new blues-infused soul rock songs.
Tickets for this performance are $15 and can be purchased at www.milledgevillealliedarts.com, or by calling (478) 452 – 3950. Doors will open at 7:00. Tickets purchased online or over the phone will be held at will-call.