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gerry mckeveny: Bio

"Beautiful, emotionally potent lyricism"-Rosanne Cash

"Sophisticated compositions and the chops to deliver them."-Artie Traum

Growing up the youngest of six children on Long Island's South Shore in the Sixties and Seventies, Gerry McKeveny was exposed to a dizzying variety of music-from the hits of the day emanating from the Philco above the kitchen sink to the Byrds and Grateful Dead coming from his older brothers' room; from Led Zepellin, James Taylor and Tim Buckley spinning on his sister's turntable to the Yes, John Fahey, Van Morrison and Jackson Browne LPs that would further shape his sensibilities.

In the early Nineties Gerry formed the Fugitives with his partner Joe Caggiano. They would go to the semi-finals of WBAB's prestigious Homegrown Competition on the strength of a four-song demo-and remain as active now as ever. In 1996 Gerry and Joe released High Road, garnering some local airplay. In 2002, Gerry released Healing Season, an all-instrumental acoustic guitar cd which attracted the attention of guitarist-author-producer Artie Traum and Grammy-winner Rosanne Cash.

Late in 2012 Gerry was asked to join the versatile folk-harmony trio Gathering Time, and has thoroughly enjoyed the privilege of joining them onstage at such venues as the historic Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs and the prestigious Falcon Ridge Folk Festival where they shared the stage with exciting newer acts such as Poor Old Shine and the Ya-Yas, as well as more established luminaries such as the Kennedys, Eliza Gilkyson, the Nields, Dan Navarro and Ellis Paul. Perhaps most exciting of all, Gerry was able to lend his various talents to the recording of Gathering Time's new CD When One Door Closes...

Gerry lives in Blue Point, New York with his family. He continues to write, sing and play with no plans on stopping anytime soon.