WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF JEREMIAH SUNDOWN...

JEREMIAH IS ENJOYING A NEW WAVE OF RENOWN AND POPULARITY; DUE LARGELY TO HIS PERFORMANCES ON THE EVER-INCREASINGLY POPULAR "MIDWEST COUNTRY" TELEVISION SHOW THAT IS AIRED NATIONALLY ON RFD-TV .  THE SHOW IS FILMED AT THE BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC "MIDWEST COUNTRY THEATER" IN THE QUAINT, LITTLE TOWN OF SANDSTONE, MINNESOTA.  THE THEATER STAFF AND MANAGEMENT TAKE PRIDE IN PROVIDING "REAL, TRADITIONAL" COUNTRY MUSIC TO THEIR THEATER AUDIENCES AND THEIR VAST TELEVISION VIEWERS.  THIS IS THE STYLE OF COUNTRY MUSIC WHERE THE HEART OF JEREMIAH SUNDOWN TRULY LIES.  YOU CAN HEAR IT AND FEEL IT IN EVERY SONG THAT HE PERFORMS...SONGS OF HARD TIMES, GOOD TIMES, SONGS OF LOVE, LOSS,  THE LORD, 

FAMILY, HOME AND COUNTRY.


AT A "JEREMIAH SUNDOWN" CONCERT, YOU WILL HEAR SONGS PENNED BY JEREMIAH, AND SONGS MADE FAMOUS BY JOHNNY CASH, WAYLON JENNINGS, MERLE HAGGARD, DON WILLIAMS, PORTER WAGONER , NEIL DIAMOND, GORDON LIGHTFOOT, BOB DYLAN,  AND A HOST OF OTHER ARTISTS.  ("PSSST"...YOU MAY EVEN HEAR A 'DOLLY PARTON' TUNE)




“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


FEATURED PERFORMER ON

RFD-TV's "MIDWEST COUNTRY" THEATER


JEREMIAH PERFORMS A DYNAMIC

TRIBUTE SHOW TO COUNTRY'S NUMBER ONE OUTLAW. . .WAYLON JENNINGS

(FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE WAYLON JENNINGS TRIBUTE...PLEASE CLICK ON THE "WAYLON JENNINGS TRIBUTE" TAB AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE)

KNOW WHY THESE TWO PEOPLE ARE SMILIN'  ???

IT'S MOSTLY BECAUSE THEY HAVE THEIR ARMS AROUND THEIR HERO... 


ON THE LEFT IS FAITH JORUD - KGFX RADIO ANNOUNCER.

ON THE RIGHT IS JERID MASKOVICH - KGFX SALES EXECUTIVE.


ANOTHER REASON THEY ARE SMILIN'IS BECAUSE THEY JUST HAPPEN TO WORK FOR "JUST POSSIBLY" ONE OF THE BEST "TRUE" COUNTRY RADIO STATIONS AROUND.  IN PIERRE, SD KGFX DELIGHTS THEIR LISTENERS ALL OVER THE MIDWEST PLAINS...


THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN IN OCTOBER 2014 IN FT. PIERRE, SD. 

THE LAST TIME I PERFORMED IN CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA WAS 1979.

IT WAS A MAGICAL NIGHT, FOR SURE.



IN THE PHOTO, FAITH IS HOLDING A KGFX BELT BUCKLE THAT WAS PRESENTED TO ME 35 YEARS AGO.  THE RADIO STATION IS CELEBRATING THEIR 100th  ANNIVERSARY.  I THOUGHT IT WAS ONLY PROPER TO PRESENT THIS VINTAGE BELT BUCKLE BACK TO KGFX - WHERE IT WILL BE PERMANENTLY DISPLAYED.

I AM PROUD TO CALL FAITH AND JERID MY "NEW" FRIENDS.  I GREATLY ADMIRE THEM FOR PLAYING "TRUE, REAL, TRADITIONAL" COUNTRY MUSIC.  GIVE 'EM A LISTEN -