Sunday, June 12, 2022 2:00 pm

Jerry Popiel: Sundown: A Gordon Lightfoot Tribute

Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) continues its free Sunday Concerts in the Country with Avon Lake-based musician Jerry Popiel, in a program titled Sundown: A Gordon Lightfoot Tribute on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 2 pm. One of the 20th century’s greatest singer-songwriters, in this Sundown tribute, Jerry will perform such favorites as Carefree Highway, The Watchman’s Gone, Rainy Day People, If You Could Read My Mind and more. Of course, Jerry will perform the classic, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald and all the other tunes on period-correct acoustic instruments.

The program will take place at HeARTland, 8187 Camp Road Homerville, Ohio, 44235. In the event of rain, and if COVID regulations permit, the concert will take place at the Homerville Community Center Auditorium, 8964 Spencer Road, Homerville, Ohio, 44235. If not, you can live stream the event on the ORMACO Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Ormaco.Inc/.

For more information call 419-853-6016.

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 www.jerrypopiel.com.

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