“I enjoy learning about the music that inspired my favorite artists, and more often than not that leads back to the blues, or back to roots music. So I prefer to call myself a blues/roots musician – not a singer-songwriter.”
Jeremy dePrisco is a Pennsylvania producer and songwriter who has released several collections of original music in the folk-rock genre, drawing also from blues and progressive rock. Jeremy has created sound design for a number of university and local theatre productions, performed with a Hungarian folk group and with a Bengali tabla player.
Inspired by the folk tradition of artists like Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, Jeremy’s approach to learning and performing acoustic music involves a reverence for the folk process and recognizes the place of music as part of a community. Jeremy counts as influences diverse artists such as Jethro Tull, Cat Stevens, Tom Waits, acoustic blues, progressive rock. His work is informed by heavy listening of broad musical styles such as Eastern European, East Indian and West African music.
In 2011 Jeremy and his wife Audra formed the duo Fricknadorable, which incorporates ukulele, percussion and features an expanded set list of Irish music, novelty songs and 80s hits. When Jeremy is not playing guitar, he enjoys reading Sufi poetry, making noises with electronics, biking and growing hot peppers.