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Jeremy Serwer / Press

“The music was perfect, starting with local singer, songwriter Jeremy Serwer. Walking into the new Verity Credit Union on 5711 24th Ave NW across the street from QFC was more like walking into a hip local restaurant than a credit union. When entering, on the left in a glass case is a beautiful display created by artist Robert Bellm, whose paintings and sculptures move the heart. The excitement was steady, with laughter and great conversation - all with the background of a vocalist playing his guitar beautifully. The delicious food prepared by local Ballard catering company, Skillet - delighted the palate.”

“Seattle-based singer/songwriter Jeremy Serwer is one of those rare musicians willing to sing the dangerous truth about America — about the toughness, devastation, and resilience he finds in both the natural world and the city. A modern-day troubadour who has been performing and recording for more than a decade, Serwer is on a tour of more than a dozen cities from Spokane to Chicago and will play Saturday in Billings at the Vig Ale House. In the tradition of performers like Steve Earle, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Buckley and Mark Lanegan, Serwer looks “underneath the beauty and glamor of the United States,” he says.”

“Down With People (out now, self-released, jeremyserwer.bandcamp.com): Serwer touched up several previously released songs and added two new tunes, the title track and “Woodland Bark,” to round out a solid Americana/folk album. ”

“Folk Wisdom Imbued with Extra Blue Eyed Soul”

The Willamette Weekly Portland OR

“Bitter Sweet Ballads From The Netherworld”

Angela Yeager - Statesman Journal Salem OR

“Jeremy made two records this year, and they almost seem to be companions to one another. Even the album artwork goes together in a fascinating way. While they are decidedly different in content and production, "Facedown" and "Roads" are on the list of my Top 10 Records of 2010. Get them here while you can...Jeremy is on a roll, and is seemingly unstoppable.”

Holly Figueroa O'Rielly Grammy nominated songwriter - Cd Baby Reviews

“A Serious Minded Songwriter”

Jeff Rosenberg - The Willamette Weekly Portland OR

“Defiant Nocturnal Songs”

The Ripsaw Duluth MN

““His songs run the gamut from emotionally charged heartbreakers to pointed political statements. His ability to generate emotion in an audience is testament to his songwriting expertise and a powerful bluesy expressive delivery.””

KINK 101.9 FM Portland OR

“There's something immediately gripping about Jeremy Serwer’s voice; it's got just the right amount of gravel to complement his soulful timbre, or the female vocals who accompany him on several tracks. Sometimes jaunty, sometimes with a funky backbeat and electric piano, and sometimes with not much more than an acoustic guitar, Serwer's diver palette of genres serves him well, and suitably frames his knack for a turn of phrase matched by chord & melodic changes that you just want to hear over and over again. Album highlights include the haunting soul of “Dirty Entity” and the lovely “Bare Witness” which recalls Elliott Smith's gorgeous melancholy. It's really compelling, heartfelt music. Check it out today! ”

““Belting out gutsy original music is exactly what musicians are supposed to do. It is in his ability to generate emotion in an audience that Portland’s Jeremy Serwer begins his deviation from the norm. Serwer’s songs build on a dynamic range of emotions and energy. Explosive and intense to light hearted and fun, his music presents an array of atmospheres that are difficult to pigeonhole. When asked, Serwer confesses it is tricky classifying his music but that he considers AAA as a reasonable genre to place it in or possibly Political Adult Contemporary. However, over time a variety of other colorful descriptions have emerged from the press like Defiant Nocturnal Songs and Traditional Macabre, making light of an obvious dark thread that is apparent in either the structure or lyrics of Serwer’s music”

Fran Grey - Portland Music Central