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Sat, May 06


River's Edge Gallery

J. Jeffrey Messerole

Doors Open at 6:30pm Tickets - $25 in Advance Guests are encouraged to bring snacks for the community table if they feel comfortable doing so. Guests also can bring their own drinks.

J. Jeffrey Messerole
J. Jeffrey Messerole

Time & Location

May 06, 2023, 6:30 PM

River's Edge Gallery, 216 W 3rd St, Muscatine, IA 52761, USA

About the event

Doors Open at 6:30pm - Tickets - $25 in Advance

Multi-award winning songwriter Jordan Jeffrey Messerole is an Americana musician from Iowa's capital city. From the depths of his Iowa roots, Messerole masterfully blends the sounds of his guitar with engaging lyrics, and often a harmonica, to tell gritty American tales that are bound to evoke emotion from all of his listeners. The motifs of his songs can vary as greatly as the wild flowers in the native tall grass. Messerole does frequently write about that flora, as well as the fauna of the region. Not to mention all of its wild life. Not one to shy away from subject matter, the songs can frequently meander across the lines between love and loss, success and failure, or life and death. Jordan Jeffrey Messerole has garnered awards and distinctions that have landed him in the same company as John Prine, Jason Isbell, and John Hiatt. Fans of the aforementioned artists will find satisfaction in his songs as well. Messerole is happy to share his original folk, blues, and alternative country music that's cultivated right here in the heart of the Great Plains.

"These dudes provided solid underlying sounds and harmonies that accented the prolific lyrics of each song." - The White Wall Sessions 

“…real folk music is still alive thanks to you.” – Bob Everhart, National Traditional Country Music Association

2016 - Rural Roots Music Commission "Contemporary Folk Album of the Year" Kingsnake's Bite  ​

2017 - Rural Roots Music Commission "Traditional Folk/Americana Album of the Year" Halfway Home 

2018 - No. 6 on the "Americana Highways Reader's Poll" Greetings From Rock Bottom  

2022 - Iowa Public Radio's Artist of the Month (May)

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