fredag 30 december 2011

Happy New Year!

Jerry Lindqvist & The Grace had a great year in 2011 with the release of Rivertown, concerts in Finland, New York, Copenhagen Songwriter's Festival in Denmark and Showcases at CMJ Music Marathon in NYC and Musik & Talang in Vaasa, Finland. Thanks to all of you who came out to the shows, promoters, music bloggers, radio stations and fellow artists & friends for making 2011 an amazing year!

We will be kicking off 2012 by playing the Flavour Of The Month club at Pikku-Torre in Turku on January 5th at 21.00. For more information please visit: and

We're excited about playing the CMW 2012 - Canadian Music Fest in March in Toronto and we will also be announcing a North American Tour as well as more shows in Finland in the near future. So stay tuned y'all and have a Happy New Year!


... a couple of nice Rivertown reviews came in from and! Cool stuff.

lördag 17 december 2011

Merry Christmas!

...I wrote my first ever Christmas song a couple of weeks ago . I don't know why, getting older I guess. Please have a listen & Merry Christmas y'all!

 Jerry Lindqvist - Merry Chrismas My Love

...This time of year a lot of different "best albums of the year lists" are being posted. Rivertown made it into a couple of lists and made it into the Top 50 albums of 2011 on! Check it out here:

Rivertown was #8 on Best Finnish Albums of 2011 by Turku Rock City. Thanks!

"Huikeutta. Yksinkertaiset jutut ovat usein niitä parhaita." - Turku Rock City also listed Rivertown as one of their favorite albums of 2011...

"Länsirannikolta kotoisin olevalle Jerrylle on ilmeisesti syötetty isän countrylevyjä päivittäin vauvaiästä lähtien kuvittelisin. Se kuuluu, koska tyylitaju on loistava, biisit hyviä ja kokonaisuus toimii. Suomen paras countryalbumi 70-luvun Country Expressin jälkeen." - Meteli/Toimituksen valinnat 2011


söndag 11 december 2011

Jerry Lindqvist Confirmed for Canadian Music Fest 2012!

Good news folks! I will be playing a Showcase at Canadian Music Fest 2012 in March (21-25) in Toronto, Canada. Needless to say, I'm super excited :-)


TORONTO – December 6, 2011 – It’s the season for gift-giving and we have a few presents to unwrap early this year. Slacker Canadian Music Fest will kick winter into spring this March as the festival occupies Toronto for a weeklong run of events.
Officially slated to run Wednesday March 21through to Sunday March 25, 2012, this year’s festival will include additional programming on Tuesday, March 20, increasing the festival to six days. Taking over more than 60 venues in the city’s entertainment district, Slacker Canadian Music Fest will draw in more than 4,500 musicians – from local to international acts representing more than 40 countries – playing to 100,000 music fans. This year’s lineup offers an array of entertainment from some of Canada’s hottest acts, emerging artists, and headline talent from all over the world...

Read more here...

fredag 2 december 2011

Update from The Grace Headquarters & Live Videos from New York City and CMJ Music Marathon 2011

We're keeping busy at The Grace Headquarters. Jerry Lindqvist & The Grace (The Acoustic Trio version) will play a show in Turku on Monday December 19th at Panimoravintola Koulu. The event is arranged by Turun seudun kansanmusiikkiyhdistys (Turku's "Folk Club")..Details posted later..We're also booking dates for next year in Finland, USA and Canada.

We're excited to see that Rivertown is getting airplay on US College Radiostations.. Thank you all for your support! Rivertown has Top 30 chart support at WESS in East Stroudsberg, PA (#30) and WVMM in Grantham, PA (#10). Check out the radioshow Postmodern Hootenany on WMNF 88.5 in Tampa, Florida:

I was voted as one of the Top Music Discoveries of 2011 by Turku Rock City. I feel honoured the get this kind of feedback from my new hometown :-) Turku Rock City Music Blog

Another Finnish music site recommends Rivertown...
"Tässä hyvin tehtyä kotimaista countrya, Luultavasti paras tämän tyylin albumi 70-luvun Country Expressin jälkeen. Jerryn persoonallinen ääni ja hyvät biisit kruunaavat hienon kokonaisuuden."

A new Rivertown review came in from Sweden. Read the review (in Swedish) in Zero Music Magazine here:

Have a great weekend everyone! Here's some live videos from our NYC & CMJ adventure in October... We sure had a wonderful time :-)

 Lucy, You Don't Sing Anymore

Dancing With April

Prohibition Blues

tisdag 15 november 2011

Live in Helsinki this Friday!

Hi everybody! I'm playing a solo-show at London Pub in Helsinki on Friday (November 18th) w/ Paul Oxley's Unit, Leavings-Orkesteri and Lori Campbell. I'll go onstage at 9PM. So come on out to the show!

I've been busy planning tours for next year. Hopefully there will be a North American tour as well as a Finland tour coming up, more on that later! At the moment I'm on a short vacation in Stockholm and I got to see the fantastic Amy LaVere perform last night. I must say it was one of the best live concerts I've ever seen. A great mix of Americana, Jazz, Blues & Country. If you haven't already, do check her out at!

It feels extra nice to be in Sweden when this review (in Swedish came in...

Lindqvist, Jerry
(Wing Records)

Den här mannen har aldrig varit omnämnd förut här på Rootsy.

Jag vet inget om huruvida han har fått något spaltutrymme i svensk press heller.

Jag vet bara att han borde ha uppmärksammats både här och där.

Nu har han släppt sin tredje CD, två med sitt förra band Jerry & The Outlaws och nu en färsk med sitt nya band The Grace i bakgrunden.

Den nya CD:n innehåller precis sådan musik som vi rootsymänniskor tycker om. Ja, det är den vanliga mixen traditionell country, countryrock, americana, Hank Williams, Steve Earle, John Prine, Willie Nelson och alla du kan komma ihåg som går att klämma in däremellan.

Det som skiljer Jerry Lindqvist från alla hans förebilder, det är att Lindqvist kommer från Finland och har hemadressen Åbo.

Borde vi inte känna till honom? Jo, för det är en genuint bra platta den här. Mustig och skitig, nybadad och cool, djup och sorgsen och melodiskt energirik. Och personlig. Han försöker inte likna någon annan. Jag tror inte vi har någon liknande artist här i Sverige.

Lindqvist har bott en tid i Phoenix, Arizona, och han har turnerat en del i USA. Så han har säkert en bra hint om hur den här musiken fungerar inför sin hemmapublik. Han känner också till vad man kan åstadkomma i en studio. Och då kan studion lika gärna ligga i Vasa, Finland, som någonstans i USA, bara man vet vad man vill ha fram. Lindqvist och hans producent Janne Hyöty, behärskar med all önskvärd tydlighet just detta. Det framgår i låtar som »Into a Stranger«, »The Deal Is Going Down« och »Back To Being Blue«.

Någon borde ta hit Lindqvist, någon borde placera honom i ett teveprogram som Skavlan eller något annat som har en vuxen och vaken publik.
/Rune Häger

Link to review here:

Ok for now,


torsdag 3 november 2011

Featured Artist of the Week on The Alternate Root!

Featured Artist of the Week 11-1-11 on The Alternate Root
Jerry Lindqvist

Jerry Lindqvist stakes his claim and marks his musical territory, using the song title “Funky Country” to describe the joyful noise rising from his recent release ‘Rivertown’. 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 Vassa, Finland and grew on a diet of rock, country, Townes Van Zandt and Hank Williams. His music touches on influences and adds the natural soul texture of his vocal work. The title track bubbles up organ riffs, riding a fast train rhtyhm, singing of a “home where the heart used to be”, “Summer Rain” patters with a persistent drum beat and ragged guitar chords as the sky opens over two people “kissing in the amber fields of grain” and the voice in your ear whispers you to sleep, keeping hope alive that things will be better “If We Make It To Phoenix”. Jerry Lindqvist weaves the music and the culture of America into his songs and gives American Roots music a passport stamp.

For more information and a Free Download of the track Dancing With April please go to:

Also check out this 4/5 Rivertown review on (in Finnish):

I will also play a Solo Show in Helsinki on November 18th at London Pub with Paul Oxley's Unit and Lori Campbell! Don't miss it, it's gonna be a great evening y'all! :-)


torsdag 27 oktober 2011

Thank You CMJ & NYC! + New Rivertown Reviews..

Photo By Evan D Williams

Me, Oskar and Joel had a wonderful time in NYC, playing at CMJ (at Googies at The Living Room), playing at the other legendary venues Pianos, Kenny's Cataways and The Way Station in Brooklyn and meeting up with new and old friends as well as checking out other cool music acts around the city.

 Photo By Evan D Williams

 Photo By Diane Nelson

We got to see the great Robert Ellis w/band perform twice at The Living Room. Two of the best live shows I've ever seen, so Thank you Robert! You have a killer band! We also got to see Thomas Wynn & The Believers from Orlando, Florida. They have the coolest songs and sweetest harmonies and Thomas even showed up for our show at Kenny's Castaways, good times!

A big thank you to Robert Singerman for helping us out! Thank you Alex Forbes for lending me your guitar, so sweet! Thank you also for the songwriting session!! Thank you Ashley Fayth, Duncan Townsend and Tiffany Shea for the music and for hanging out with us! Thank you Evan D.Williams for joining us on stage, playing the banjo, taking pictures and opening for us at Kenny's. We are grateful. It was also cool hanging out with our drummer friend Oskar Häggdahl from Molpe, what a guy!

Thank you also to Ariel Hyatt at Cyber Pr for the BBQ CMJ WRAP PARTY in Brooklyn, so much fun! I wish we could have stayed longer! Ariel's got a kick ass Pac-Man Arcade Game in her house, how cool is that! :-)

Here's a couple of pictures of me networking in the Big Apple...

 Robert Ellis!

Elmo from Sesame Street!

Here's some links to new Rivertown reviews y'all...

Pohjalainen (in Finnish) (in Norwegian)
Altcountryforum (in Dutch)

Also check out The Americana Roots Review show 93, my song Dancing With April is featured here: Americana Roots Review show 93

Ps...Don't forget to come out to RÅCKTÅBERFEST at Kåren in Turku this Saturday! Jerry Lindqvist & The Grace will be performing along with many other amazing bands!


måndag 10 oktober 2011

The Camp, Official CMJ Showcase, at Googies @ The Living Room on October 20th in NYC

Official Line Up here:

I'm very excited about playing CMJ this year at Googies with my songwriting companions Ashley Fayth and Duncan Townsend. I'm also thrilled that two of my new favorite artists Jason Isbell and Robert Ellis are also playing CMJ Showcases the same night downstairs. How cool is that :-). So if you're in NYC on Thursday October 20th, do come out to the show!

Here's the NY dates for Jerry Lindqvist & The Grace (Acoustic Trio)...

Oct 16, 2011 - Pianos Upstairs Lounge at 7PM
Oct 17, 2011 - Kenny's Castaways at 8PM
Oct 20, 2011 - The Camp, Official CMJ Showcase @ Googies Lounge at the Living Room at 9PM

Oct 21, 2011 - The Way Station, Brooklyn, NY at 8PM


torsdag 6 oktober 2011

Rivertown Tour, Reviews, Twitter & New Show in NYC confirmed...

Hi Everybody!

Thank y'all for coming out to the shows in Turku, Helsinki, Porvoo and Loviisa! We had a wonderful time both on and off stage.

 Photo above by Marko Haapatalo

The Rivertown Tour continues to New York where Jerry Lindqvist & The Grace will perform as an Acoustic Trio. We're happy to confirm another NYC gig on October 17th at Kenny's Castaways located on the legendary Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village.

...And yes, Jerry is now on Twitter. Follow him @JerryLindqvist

Also check out some cool Rivertown reviews... (in Finnish)

Österbottniska Posten (in Swedish)

ZXC MUSIC (in Swedish)

onsdag 28 september 2011

The Rivertown Tour is rolling on down the road!

Attention Music Lovers ...Come see Jerry Lindqvist & The Grace Live in Concert!

Sep 28, 2011 - Klubi, Turku, Finland (w/ Marty The Random Guy, Showtime: 21.00)
Sep 29, 2011 - Club Liberté, Helsinki, Finland (w/ Heartworn and Carmen & The Devil, Showtime: 21.00)
Sep 30, 2011 - Bar Soho, Porvoo, Finland (Showtime: 22.00)
Oct 1, 2011 - Club Alexia, Loviisa, Finland (Showtime: 20.00)
Oct 16, 2011 - Pianos Upstairs Lounge, New York, NY (Showtime: TBA)
Oct 20, 2011 - CMJ Music Marathon, Googies Lounge at the Living Room New York, NY (w/ Ashley Fayth and Duncan Townsend, Showtime: 21.00)
Oct 21, 2011 - The Way Station, Brooklyn, NY (w/ Chris Merritt And The Dirty Girls and Breaking Laces, Showtime: 20.00)


torsdag 22 september 2011

New York, New York - Jerry Lindqvist to perform at CMJ Music Marathon

 Photo by Magnus Nordström

I'm proud to announce that I will be playing a Showcase event at CMJ Music Marathon on October 20th in NYC at the livingroom/googies. I will also play a show at Pianos on October 16th. Joel Isaksson and Oskar Nyman are coming along so it will be a an acoustic three piece version of Jerry Lindqvist & The Grace.

Here's the Press Release in Finnish and Swedish...

Countryrockari Jerry Lindqvist lähtee Pohjois-Amerikkaan

Suomalainen countryrockari Jerry Lindqvist lähtee USA:han keikoille lokakuussa. Hän soittaa mm. CMJ Music Marathonilla New Yorkissa 20.10.2011. Tapahtuma on yksi maailman isoimmista showcase festareista ja Lindqvistin ohella festareilla esiintyy monia maailmanluokan huippuartisteja ja -bändejä.

Vaasalainen, sittemmin turkulaistunut Lindqvist on tämän vuoden syyskuussa julkaissut ensimmäisen soolopitkäsoittonsa nimeltään "Rivertown". Syksyllä hän kiertää Pohjois-Amerikan lisäksi myös kotimaassa. 

Countryrockaren Jerry Lindqvist turnerar i USA

Den finlandssvenska countryrockaren Jerry Lindqvist åker till USA på turné i oktober. Under turnén spelar han bland annat på CMJ Music Marathon i New York den 20.10.2011. Festivalen är en av världens största så kallade showcase festivaler och förutom Lindqvist uppträder stora artister från hela världen på flera scener runtom Manhattan.

Lindqvist, ursprungligen från Vasa men numera Åbobo, gav ut sin första soloskiva "Rivertown" i september och turnerar under hösten förutom i USA också inom hemlandets gränser.

söndag 18 september 2011

Live Videos from The Doo-Bop Club Show

Hi folks, check out these rad videos from our Doo-Bop Club show... Don't forget to come out to the upcoming shows on the Rivertown Tour. More dates will be announced soon.

The Deal is Going Down Live @ The Doo-Bop Club

Broken Wings Live @ The Doo-Bop Club

Funky Country Live @ The Doo-Bop Club

Whiskey Bar Live @ The Doo-Bop Club

Here's a nice Rivertown review in Classic Rock Suomi Web Magazine: (in Finnish) and last Friday Radio Vega listeners could comment on the song If We Make it To Phoenix on the show Musikrådet/Nöjesfredag.. Read what they had to say here: (in Swedish)..

On Friday September 23rd, J.L & The Grace will play an Acoustic Showcase Concert at Musik & Talang @ O'Malley's in Vaasa. The event starts at 17.30. See you there!


måndag 12 september 2011

Thank You Doo-Bop Club!

 Photo By Magnus Nordström

A Big Thank You to everyone who came out last Saturday to The Doo-Bop Club in Vaasa for our Album Release Party celebrating Rivertown! We sure had a blast playing the first ever The Grace Show with the entire band. We can't wait to play live again. Hope to see you all again in Vaasa. On September the 23rd we'll play an Acoustic Showcase Show at Musik & Talang at O'Malley's (Time TBA) and on September 25th at Sunday Rocks at El Gringo (showtime about 23.00). See you all there!

...Here's the Set List...

Vaasa, Finland
The Doo-Bop Club
Sep 10, 2011

Set 1

Dancing With April
Whiskey Bar
Broken Wings
Lucy, You Don't Sing Anymore (with Paul Oxley)
Funky Country
Prohibition Blues

Set 2

The Deal Is Going Down
A Real Good Country Time
Waiting All Day to Cry
Into a Stranger
Summer Rain
Don't Shoot The Plane Down
If We Make it to Phoenix


The Town is Drunk

 Photo By Magnus Nordström

                                                                                                            Photo By Håkan Granlund

Photo By Magnus Nordström

 Photo By Magnus Nordström


Photo By Magnus Nordström
 Photo By Magnus Nordström

torsdag 8 september 2011

The Official Rivertown Release Party This Saturday at The Doo-Bop Club!

Dear Music Lovers,

This Saturday we will have a grand celebration of the release of my new album Rivertown at The Doo-Bop Club in Vaasa, Finlandia. You are all very welcome and the first ten to arrive will receive a free copy of the album! Doors open at 21.00 and Jerry Lindqvist & The Grace will hit the stage at 22.00.

Peace, love and a whole lot of Waylon,


...Vasabladet wrote some words on my upcoming release party event, read it online here

måndag 5 september 2011

New Album Rivertown Out Now! + 8raita In-Store Show videos

Get your own Rivertown copy today!

Digital Downloads:

- iTunes
- Amazon

Rivertown Digipack CD with booklet W/Lyrics available at 8raita Record Store

 Photo by Hannah Bergman

Jerry Lindqvist & The Grace played an acoustic In-Store Show at 8raita Record Store in Turku on Saturday September 3rd. Check out the video clips on YouTube from the show!

Jerry Lindqvist & The Grace - Dancing With April Live on YouTube
Jerry Lindqvist & The Grace - Lucy, You Don't Sing Anymore Live on YouTube
Jerry Lindqvist & The Grace - Prohibition Blues Live on YouTube

Photo by Hannah Bergman

fredag 2 september 2011

Rivertown out tomorrow, In-Store Show at 8raita in Turku at 3pm.

Hello Music Lovers!

Rivertown will be released tomorrow, Saturday. If you're in the neighborhood, come down to 8raita Record Store in Turku and pick up your own copy. Me, Joel and Oskar will play an acoustic set at 3pm.

I was on the radio ealier today on Nöjesfredag on Radio Vega. If you missed the interview you can listen to it here: or catch the rerun tomorrow at 17.10 on Radio Vega.


Oskar, Eva Frantz, Jerry and Joel

tisdag 30 augusti 2011

Min Morgon

Jerry Lindqvist & The Grace and Paul Oxley had a good time on Min Morgon this morning and we performed two songs live, Lucy, You Don't Sing Anymore and Rivertown. If you missed it, you can still catch the full show online at yle areena. Thank you Min Morgon for having us! I also had the great pleasure of visiting Eva Frantz at Nöjesfredag on Radio Vega. You can listen to the interview this Friday at about 14.00 on Radio Vega.

                                             Photo courtesy of Soufi at


måndag 29 augusti 2011

Min Morgon TV Show, Review and some Monday Blues for y'all

Tomorrow Tuesday August 30th Jerry Lindqvist and Paul Oxley will be performing live on Min Morgon on FST5. Check it out! Also check out the Lucy, You Don't Sing Anymore single review! You can find it here. (in Finnish)

To celebrate this Monday, how about a sneak listen to one of the new tracks from the Rivertown album, Prohibition Blues! Go to MySpace and give it a listen.

onsdag 24 augusti 2011

Rivertown Track Listing

The new album Rivertown will be released on September 3rd on WING Records and digitally on September 5th. It's Jerry Lindqvist's first album since 2007's Jerry and the Outlaws No.2. The Official Release Party will be held at The Doo-Bop Club in Vaasa, Finland on September 10th.

Jerry Lindqvist & The Grace - Album Release Party - Event on Facebook

Rivertown Track Listing:

1. Dancing With April
2. Summer Rain
3. If We Make it to Phoenix
4. Rivertown
5. Lucy, You Don't Sing Anymore (Feat. Paul Oxley)
6. Into A Stranger
7. The Deal is Going Down
8. Broken Wings
9. Funky Country
10. Prohibition Blues
11. Back to Being Blue

fredag 19 augusti 2011

Me and Paul on your Television and Klubi Show announced.

I'm proud to announce that Jerry Lindqvist and Paul Oxley will be performing on the Live TV Show Min Morgon on FST5 here in Finland on August the 30th. Oskar Nyman and Joel Isaksson are also coming along for the ride.

On September 28th Jerry Lindqvist & The Grace will play at Klubi in Turku with Marty the random guy (

 Check out the new promo shots of The Grace on Tage's Blog:

onsdag 17 augusti 2011

Busy days at The Grace World Headquarters

We are having busy days here at The Grace World Headquarters. Yesterday our friend Tage Rönnqvist came to Turku for a photoshoot of our band. Joel's brother Jonathan also came along and documented the photo session on video. We had some problem with rainy weather but I think the photos will come out great. We had luncheon at Blanko before we returned to band rehersals for the upcoming tour.

Later that evening me, Joel and Oskar went out to Ruissalo for an acoustic show at a party arranged by the Institute of Human Rights at Åbo Akademi. The event was historical since it was the first The Grace show ever. The band had a blast and we had a great audience. Here's the set list: Dancing With April/Waiting All Day to Cry/Rivertown/Lucy, You Don't Sing Anymore/Prohibition Blues/Into A Stranger/Funky Country/If We Make it to Phoenix.

We're also happy to announce gigs in Helsinki at Club Liberté on September 29th (with our friends Carmen & The Devil and Heartworn) and in Loviisa at Club Alexia on October 1st.

This Saturday August 20th I will be playing a solo-show in Copenhagen, Denmark at The Songwriters Festival. So I hope all my Danish friends will come out to the show!

Peace, love and a recommended dose of Hank Williams,