Singer-songwriter Gerry Jack Macks is back with a brand-new single that promises to take listeners on a bumpy journey down the rough road ahead. The release of his new single “Too Many Times Down That Road” showcases Gerry’s unique musical style, which defies genre boundaries and features an impressive collaboration with two-time Juno Award winner Al Lerman and talented young drummer Sara Varro.
Gerry’s latest single was born out of a chance encounter over a cup of coffee with his friend, Al Lomas. The longtime trucker had just navigated a treacherous backroad filled with potholes and ruts. Inspired by Al’s description of the rough journey, Gerry penned the song’s lyrics right there in the diner, capturing the essence of a challenging path with a catchy tune.
“Too Many Times Down That Road” is set to be a high-energy, genre-blending track that continues Gerry’s tradition of pushing musical boundaries. The single is part of his ongoing effort to create music that defies categorization and appeals to a wide range of music enthusiasts.
Gerry is not your typical artist. A multi-instrumentalist, he plays most of the instruments on his recordings, and his music effortlessly crosses the lines of various genres, including outlaw country, country rock, and southern rock. His work draws inspiration from rhythm and blues, pop, and Canadiana.
“I never really have any idea exactly what genre or genres a recording is when I release it,” he confessed. “The distributors force artists to choose from a strict list of genres before the artist can release recordings, and I always struggle with great angst when forced to pigeon-hole my music.”
Gerry has had a long and storied musical career that began in the early 1970s. With the support of legendary Edmonton musician Tommy Banks’ wife, Ida, he quickly rose from a beginner performer on the music circuits of Alberta, BC, NWT, and the Yukon to an artist with a full-time music career.
Over the years, his music has evolved to encompass jazz, blues, easy listening, country, folk, pop, rock, and more. His upcoming projects include the highly anticipated Sleepy Time Sessions album, inspired by Louis Armstrong, Peggy Lee and Nat King Cole, as well as several other roots-based albums.
“I have always had deep appreciation for the people who follow my music, and I take every opportunity to remain in personal contact with them,” says Gerry.