Sunday, March 10, 2024 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Jerry Popiel: The Classic Songs of Folk-Rock

Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) and the Wadsworth Public Library continue Live at the Library with singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, bass, harmonica, percussion, keys) Jerry Popiel on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at 2 pm at the Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281.


Jerry explores the high-water mark of classic singer/songwriters, performing hits and deeper cuts from the era’s luminaries such as James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Jim Croce, Simon & Garfunkel, Gordon Lightfoot, Dan Fogelberg, America and more. During that era, insightful folk-rock lyrics and inspired melodies ruled the airwaves in a way that later artists largely have not. Performed in an intimate solo acoustic guitar setting, Jerry brings those songs to life in an authentic and vibrant way.


The program is free, but reservations are recommended by registering here or calling 419-853-6016. Seating at programs is on a first come first served basis


About Jerry Popiel

Jerry is a producer, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, bass, harmonica, percussion, keys). He has served as Live Nation VIP club entertainment before James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, BNL, Counting Crows, Matchbox 20, Dierks Bentley, Jimmy Buffett, Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, Zac Brown Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more. He has also opened for Shawn Mullins, Mindy Smith, Leon Russell, The Strawbs, Sister Hazel, The Fixx, Naked Eyes, Clumsy Lovers, Ambrosia and Marty Willson-Piper (The Church) and more. He has several original albums available on all streaming services.


Jerry appeared in the 2016 Fox Searchlight film “A Bigger Splash” with Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson. He also appeared in Eric Shiveley’s award-winning documentary “Everyone but You” and in several community theater productions and has been featured on Cleveland’s “Crooked River Groove” and “Words and Music” TV shows.

He performs primarily as an acoustic guitarist/singer, but sometimes with backing band Osage Orange. He also is a member of indie rock band Birdhouse Gourds and the ’70s tribute act Cowbell Fever, co-starring as mellow, long-haired guitarist Donny Europa. Learn more at

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