59th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival August 13-16, 2020


PFS Presents Jefferson Berry DOUBLE Album Release Party – 4/1 @ 8pm

Saturday, April 1st
Doors 7:30pm | Music 8pm
$13 for Members | $15 Not-Yet-Members | $20 Doors

Two Sets Celebrating the Release of Jeferson’s FIRST SOLO ALBUM and the next album from the Urban Acoustic Coalition!

It’s a two set show that combines the Urban Acoustic Coalition’s various Footprints
Dreams of Modern Living is my first solo album, so I’m going to open solo.
This will be followed by the acoustic trio of Bud Burroughs (Mandolin) and Mike Damora (Bass)
The first set ends with the full band: Dave Brown (Banjo, Lap Steel, Guitar), Marky Berkowitz (Chromatic and Blues Harps) and Adam Strandberg (Drums).
The second set will focus on songs from Jefferson Berry & the UAC’s upcoming album, Prairie Fire but will also feature our best songs from Double Deadbolt Logic (2020) and Soon! (2021).
I’d like folks at the show walking away from this record release party with not one but two discs: Dreams of Modern Living and an advance EP for Prairie Fire that we’re producing for our national radio campaign—May 19th Impact Date.  The shows occur during the publicity window we have at the end of the Dreams cycle and the beginning of the Prairie Fire. We’ve been successful in getting 5000+ Facebook followers and a ton of press coming out of the pandemic.  In short, we’re going to promote the hell out of this event.

About Jefferson Berry:

Jefferson Berry combines story telling in the Urban Folk tradition with the intricacies of JamBand and Roots instrumentation. Playing a variety of guitar styles, Berry’s projects bring a danceable style and contemporary point of view to Philadelphia’s local music scene.

Last summer the Berry played the Philadelphia Folk Festival in August, and the Extreme Folk Festival in June. Following two records with his band, Jefferson Berry and the Urban Acoustic Coalition, Dreams of Modern Living, his first solo album, came out in January.

Berry’s lyrics are informed by his years in corporate media followed by a dozen years teaching history, economics and government to inner-city Philadelphia high school students. Symeer Woods (aka Lil Uzi Vert) and the late Rasheen Jones (aka Runup Rico) were among his students.

From the drunk on the town to the cop on the take, there’s an interesting tale in the songs of Jefferson Berry.

Two Sets! One Solo
And One Full Band!