ABOUT



Jerry proves that American Roots do not really need to be rooted in the country of origin; this format of music belongs to the players and fans of the world. Jerry Lindqvist was born and raised in Vaasa, Finland and grew on a diet of rock, country, Townes Van Zandt and Hank Williams. His music touches on these influences and adds the natural soul texture of his vocal work. Jerry Lindqvist weaves the music and the culture of America into his songs and gives American Roots music a passport stamp.

Jerry's first solo album Rivertown featuring among others Grammy Award Winner Bobby Flores on fiddle and Platinum selling artist Paul Oxley was released on WING Records in September of 2011. The first single Lucy, You Don't Sing Anymore landed a spot on the Radio Vega national playlist in Finland and the album was put into rotation at over 80 radio stations all over the US.

Jerry has previously released two albums with his Alt-Country group Jerry and the Outlaws (Happy Hour Saloon in 2006 and No.2 in 2007).

Jerry has also written songs for artists such as Laura Voutilainen (the song Aikuiselämää on the album Kosketa Mua that sold gold in Finland 2008), Sonja Bishop (8 songs on the album A Place Called Now) and Danish singer-songwriter Nanna Larsen (co-wrote the single Nothing I Can Do on Larsen's album Not the Perfect Girl). Jerry also co-wrote Finnish Rockers Daisy Jack's single Perfect Crime and Duncan Townsend's True Professional (on his 2012 album Up Sides Down album).

Jerry Lindqvist & The Grace (Acoustic Trio) performed a showcase at Musik & Talang 2011 in Vaasa, Finland and at CMJ Music Marathon 2011 in NYC at Googies at The Living Room during their NY Tour. In March 2012 Jerry Lindqvist also performed two showcases at Canadian Music Week in Toronto.
Jerry Lindqvist & The Grace are: Jerry (vocals, guitar), Oskar Nyman (guitar, vocals), Joel Isaksson (guitar, lapsteel, vocals), Markus Kankkonen (bass) and Sam Fröjdö (drums). Jerry & The Grace also perform regularly as an Acoustic Trio.