PERFORMING SONGS  WRITTEN BY JEREMIAH, SONGS OF JOHNNY CASH, WAYLON JENNINGS, MERLE HAGGARD,

DON WILLIAMS, PORTER WAGONER, MARTY ROBBINS, NEIL DIAMOND, GORDON LIGHTFOOT, BOB DYLAN, AND A WHOLE LOT MORE.  JEREMIAH IS KNOWN FOR HIS TRADITIONAL COUNTRY SONGS - THAT IS WHERE HIS HEART TRULY LIES… SONGS OF HARD TIMES, GOOD TIMES, SONGS OF LOVE, THE LORD, FAMILY, HOME AND COUNTRY.



“I WAS BORN IN THE MOUNTAINS SURROUNDING OLINGER, VIRGINIA; NEAR BIG STONE GAP; IN THE HEART OF ‘APPALACHIA’…SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SCENERY IN ALL THE WORLD. MY FAMILY WAS ‘DIRT POOR’.  FROM THERE, MY FAMILY RELOCATED TO LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA. IT WAS THERE THAT I GREW FROM A CHILD TO A MAN, AND IT WAS THERE THAT I DISCOVERED THAT MUSIC WAS MY CALLING...


NOT LONG AFTER  GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL; I KNEW THAT TO GROW MUSICALLY, I HAD TO GO WHERE MUSIC WAS MORE PREDOMINATE AND EVOLVING. I FOUND JUST THAT ON THE BEAUTIFUL MONTEREY PENINSULA OF CALIFORNIA. IT WAS THERE I LEARNED VARIOUS STYLES OF MUSIC, AND THE ART OF BEING A ‘TRUE ENTERTAINER.'  (THANK YOU JOE CHUNN...)


SOON AFTER, ‘THE JEREMIAH SUNDOWN BAND’ WAS FORMED; PERFORMING AT MANY VENUES IN THE MONTEREY / SALINAS, AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREAS. WE PERFORMED AT MANY MILITARY INSTALLATIONS, AND A SERIES OF PRISON CONCERTS, OUR MUSIC WAS WIDELY ACCEPTED, AND ALL TOO SOON, OUR WANDERLUST DICTATED WE TAKE OUR SONG ‘ON THE ROAD’.


IN A VERY SHORT TIME, WE WERE PERFORMING ALL OVER THE AMERICAN WEST, MIDWEST, AND THE GREAT AMERICAN SOUTHLAND….DENVER, COLORADO / OMAHA, NEBRASKA / HOUSTON, TEXAS / CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (THAT’S ANOTHER STORY…) / JOPLIN, MISSOURI, RENO, NEVADA, AND A HUNDRED OTHER TOWNS AND CITIES. LET’S SEE… ALL OVER IOWA / ALL OVER SOUTH DAKOTA / DALLAS, TEXAS / OKLAHOMA / KANSAS / WYOMING / MONTANA ….’WHEW…’ ON AND ON AND ON AND ON.


NEEDING TO FIND ‘ROOTS’, I MOVED TO NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, AND BOUGHT A ‘HEAVEN ON EARTH’ HOME THERE - ON THE RIVER, SURROUNDED BY HILLS. THIS IS WHERE I HAVE REMAINED. NOT TOO LONG AGO, MY WONDERFUL WIFE JOINED ME THERE. NOW WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH OUR ‘ANGEL BABY’ DAWN…THE LIGHT OF OUR LIVES.


THESE DAYS, I HAVE FOUND TREMENDOUS PLEASURE IN PERFORMING WITH JUST MYSELF, GUITAR AND HARMONICA. IT ALLOWS ME ‘MORE FREEDOM’ IN MY PERFORMANCE AND INTERACTION WITH MY AUDIENCE. I ALSO PERFORM WITH 'LOCAL BANDS' IN THE VARIOUS CITIES I APPEAR IN. THERE HAS BEEN MANY ‘MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS’ IN MY LIFE AND MUSICAL CAREER. BUT BY FAR, I HAVE CLIMBED MOUNTAINS…


MUCH LIKE THE MOUNTAINS SURROUNDING BIG STONE GAP, VIRGINIA……….”

    THIS IS JEREMIAH SUNDOWN

AMERICAN SINGER