Crash on the Levee

with Jerry Treacy

Folk/Singer Songwriter

Crash on the Levee

Saturdays 9:00AM - 12:00 Noon Eastern Time - HD1

With Jerry Treacy & Lynn Crystal

About Jerry:

Jerry Treacy started working at WFDU in the early 90s as the host of Crash on the Levee, an eclectic and unique mix of weekend Music America. The program takes its title from the legendary “Basement Tapes” recordings from Bob Dylan and The Band, whose sessions were typical of the spontaneity and unbounded enthusiasm that Jerry has for the music. Although the listener can always count on hearing the latest singer-songwriters, the playlist covers the span of the folk, blues, country, cajun and zydeco genres from its beginnings to the latest releases.

Jerry’s fate as a DJ was sealed during his early childhood days, spent playing 45’s on his Superman record player in a vain attempt to entertain family and friends. He also spent many a night listening to WABC-AM and WCBS-FM, during the days when stations played Aretha Franklin along with the Beatles and Johnny Cash.


However, there was one early folk song that left the most indelible mark in Jerry’s mind – The Kingston Trio’s “Tom Dooley.” Here was this very stark imagery being created with powerful lyrics and three-part harmonies. It also struck him that the popular songs of that time were a combination of folk, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, standards...all of these various genres. It became the precursor for how Jerry would present Crash on the Levee.







**ANY NEW $50 PLEDGERS RECEIVE A BONUS CD!:  Choose from the vast list of CD titles below, happy to share our love of music with you… ***The numbers following the premiums indicate how many are left..

$200 LEVEL

**Live On-Air Studio Performance:  Join Jerry and the COTL faithful for a very unique opportunity. Tour the facility, enjoy a full complimentary breakfast, witness a live in-studio performance, and walk away w/ photos, station goodies, and a lot of memories! Listen on air for details…

**Guest DJ for 1 hour, Live on COTL:   Have you ever wanted to host your own show? This is YOUR chance! Do what many of our listeners have already enjoyed. Create your own playlist or themes, and host an hour of COTL.  If you’re a bit shy, then let’s collaborate, and Jerry will spin it all w/ you as his guest, live in the studio. CD’s and pics included!

$150 LEVEL

**Live Compilation/T-Shirt Package:  One of our most popular premiums…  we’ll send you access to the COTL ”Circle Of Friends” supporters premium (24 downloaded tracks live from the studio), plus the brand new WFDU “89 Club” T-Shirt (info. on the shirt below)… Please specify size (S thru XXL available)

$89 LEVEL   

Back for the first time in several years, the all-new, heather grey WFDU “Club 89” T-Shirt. Please specify your size, S thru XXL available. Pair it w/ our exclusive “Circle Of  Friends” supporters premium of 24 live tracks for $150


$100 LEVEL

**Garland Jeffreys:  Autographed copies of his recent albums “14 Steps To Harlem” and “The King Of In Between”, ($75), w/ a Garland T-Shirt ($100)   2 left of the 2 CD’s only, 1 pkg. left w/ CD’s & T-shirt  


**Wilco CD Package:  Deluxe Edition copies of both “AM & “Being There”, 9 CD’s in all… 

**Indigo Girls CD Package**                                                                           Autographed copy of their latest album w/ The University Of Colorado Symphony Orchestra, signed by Amy & Emily, plus a copy of their earlier album “Swamp Ophelia”  (1 pkg. left, $75).  Courtesy of Concord Records…

*Rod MacDonald:    “Village Dudes” (autographed)   $30      

*Rodney Crowell:    “Close Ties” (autographed)   $50      1

*Tony Trischka:  Autographed copies of his Smithsonian Folkways release “Territory” ($50)        2       1   

*Ellis Paul:  Autographed copy of his latest album “Chasing Beauty”  ($40)  2    1

*Livingston Taylor: "Safe Home" "Blue Sky" "Last Alaska Moon" ($50 for all 3)

TICKETS!! (Various Donation Levels Below)                                                        Bergen PAC, Englewood, NJ

  • Chris Botti: Sun., 3/8/20  ($100)

City Vineyard, Pier 26, New York, NY, Voices on the Hudson Series                                  (asking $40/pair for each of the shows, can choose multiple for $60)

2/28/20: Wesley Stace: A Tribute to John Wesley Harding feat. Robert Lloyd
3/4/20:  Radney Foster                                                                                               3/5/20: Josh Kelley
3/7/20: John Hammond
3/8/20: Chely Wright (Early & Late Show)
3/9/20:  Peter Collins
3/13/20: Mary Fahl (Formerly of October Project)                                                     3/17/20: Vilray & Miss Tess
3/20/20: An Evening With Milton
3/22/20: Chrissi Poland & Scott Sharrard
3/24/20: Dan Tedesco
3/26/20: Gretchen Peters
3/27/20: Peter Mulvey
3/29/20: Matt Nakoa with Special Guest Marielle Kraft
3/30/20: Alex Cuba

Metropolitan Entertainment Presents, The Concert Hall @NY Society For Ethical Culture

  • 4/4:   Felix Cavaliere ($125)

Let’s Zydeco! Zydeco Tickets – from:, @ Connolly’s, NYC (2 pair, each show)

Outpost In The Burbs, Montclair, NJ

  • Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche:  Thurs., 3/19/20 ($75)
  • Alex Cuba (New Voices Series): Sat., 4/4/20  ($50)
  • Alejandro Escovedo:  Fri., 4/17/20  ($75)  (Includes a copy of his album “Burn Something Beautiful”)

SOPAC (South Orange Performing Arts Center)                                                                    (Price per pair below, followed by # of prs. left)

  • Willie Nile Band/James Maddock:    Sat., 2/29/20  ($60)              1
  • The Smithereens/Marshall Crenshaw:  Fri., 3/6/20  ($75)          1
  • Joan Osborne:  Sat., 5/15/20    ($100)            2           1

White Eagle Hall, Jersey City, NJ      ($50/pair, except for Kurt Vile) 

  • Parquet Courts:   Sat., 4/4
  • M. Ward:   Sunday, 4/19
  • Kurt Vile (w/ Cate LeBon):  Sat., 4/23  ($60)


*Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns:  The 2-CD, 41 song companion soundtrack to the acclaimed 8-part PBS series, spanning the history of the genre        1       

**The Bottom Line Archives Collections:  Choose 2 from these deluxe CD sets, featuring legendary artists performing at the famed club, all live board recordings w/ exclusive photos and liner notes!  (or $50 each)                                                    *The Brecker Brothers:  (Live, 1976):    1                                                                                                                      *Jack Bruce:  First posthumous release features an All-Star Band playing Jack's solo music, along with plenty of classic Cream!     1                         *Tony Orlando & The Lefty Brothers Band:  (2001)         1


**Exclusive Crash On The Levee “Circle Of Friends” Supporters Premium

Exclusive download access to 24 previously unreleased live recordings, only found here! Expected artist list includes:  Jorma Kaukonen, Tom Russell, Dar Williams, the late Jimmie LaFave, Marshall Crenshaw, James Hunter, James Maddock, Willie Nile, Eilen JewellRed Molly, Darden Smith, Bill Kirchen, Freedy Johnston, Jim LauderdaleSteve ForbertEric Andersen, Tony Trischka, and more!



(asking $50 each, 2 for $75, 3 for $100, those w/ * =  COTL Top 2019 Picks, ** = 2020 Selections)                                                                                                     

*Allison Moorer:    "Blood"              1

*Andy Statman:    “Monroe Bus”          2          1

*Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men w/ Dana: “Tall, Dark, & Handsome”  3  2  1

**Drive-By-Truckers:   “The Unraveling”              1 

**The Haden Triplets:  "The Family Songbook"    2         1      

*Jesse Malin:     “Sunset Kids”                2            1

Jim Lauderdale:   “From Another World”        2         1

John Prine: “The Tree Of Forgiveness"         2       1

John McCutcheon:“To Everyone In All The World/Celebration Of Pete Seeger” 2  1                 

*Josh Ritter:  “Fever Breaks”    2         1 

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band:   “The Traveler”      1

*Mandolin Orange:  “Tides Of A Teardrop”         2           1

**Michael Doucet:   “Lacher Prise”           2           1

*Molly Tuttle:   “When You’re Ready”           3         2           1

The Mavericks:  "Play The Hits"                1

*Patty Griffin: (Self-Titled)                     2        1 

**The Secret Sisters:    “Saturn Return”             3           2           1

*Songs Of Our Native Daughters:     (Self-Titled)      1       

**The Wood Brothers: "Kingdom In My Mind"        1

RECORD LABEL PACKAGES (All CD’s in pkg. for $75)

**Compass Records Cajun & Bluegrass Collection:  Michael Doucet’s “Lacher Prise,” Molly Tuttle’s “When You’re Ready,” Rob Ickes/Trey Hensley’s “World Full Of Blues,” & Michael Cleveland’s “Tall Fiddler” (Grammy-winner for Best Bluegrass Album)   (All 4 for $75!)              1

**Easy Eye Sounds Package:   5 albums from Dan Auerbach’s new indie label, including his own “Waiting On A Song,” Yola’s Grammy-nominated “Walk Through Fire,”  Shannon Shaw’s “Shannon In Nashville,”, Kendall Marvel’s “Solid Gold Sounds,” & Dee White’s Southern Gentleman” (All 5 for 75!)      2        1    



Blackie & The Rodeo Kings (feat. Nick Lowe, Raul Malo):  “Kings And Kings”    1

Circles Around The Sun (feat. Neal Casal, from Fare Thee Well Grateful Dead tour, 2 CD set!):      “Interludes For The Dead”          1 

“Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music Of Jerry Garcia (Live):   1 

“King Of The Road: A Tribute To Roger Miller”            1 

“Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro feat. Billy Childs”      1  

Mercury Rev:  “Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited”      1 

“The Life & Songs Of Emmylou Harris” (CD & DVD!):     1   ($75)

“Sam Phillips:   “The Man Who Invented Rock ‘N Roll”  Hand-picked tracks of Sam Phillips productions curated by Peter Guralnick, accompanying his landmark Phillips biography of the same title. Collection includes big hits, near misses and never-was tracks that encompass blues, country, gospel, R&B, & the birth of Rock & Roll   ($75)          1                                                                                                     “Stax ’68: A Memphis Story  (22 classic tracks, sampler)    1 

LIVE RECORDINGS FROM COTL FAVES   (all 3 for $75!)                              Amos Lee:     “Live At Red Rocks” w/ Colorado Symphony Orchestra  1                                Jason Isbell:  “Live From The Ryman”            1                                                      Robert Earl Keen:  “Live Dinner Reunion”         1


Joe Henry/Billy Bragg:  “Shine A Light, Field Recordings From The Great Amer. Railroad”           2                1   

Margo Price:  “All American Made”           1

The Mavericks:    “Brand New Day” or  “Mono”    1 of each, both for $75  

Mavis Staples:       “If All I Was Was Black”      1

Ray Davies:  “Americana,” “Our Country, Americana Act 2   1 each, both for $75

The Record Company:    “All Of This Life,” “Give It Back to You” 1 each, 2 for $75            

*The Pistol Annies:   “Interstate Gospel”             1 

The Time Jumpers (feat. Vince Gill):  “Kid Sister”          1   

The War & Treaty:   “The Healing Tide”           2         1


Amy Ray:      “Holler”                1                                                                                 Billy F Gibbons:   “The Big Bad Blues”        2            1                                                         Bottle Rockets:   “Bit Logic”            1                                                                        Chuck Berry (RIP):      ‘Chuck”          1                                                                        Dan Auerbach:  “Waiting On A Song”            2          1                                            David Crosby:    “Lighthouse”      1                                                                         George Thorogood:   “Party Of One”       1                                                              Gillian Welch:  “Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg”                                             Infamous Stringdusters;    “Undercover, Vol. 2          1                                                JD McPherson:   “Signs And Signifiers”        1                                                            Kaia Kater:   “Grenades”       2        1                                                                                 Lucero:   "Among The Ghosts"               1                                                         Mudcrutch:   (Tom Petty’s early band)    “2”                                                                        Neil Young & Promise Of The Real:    “Earth,” “Paradox” (both for 50!)    1                       Norah Jones:   “Day Breaks”      1                                                                               North Mississippi All-Stars:     “Prayer For Peace”               1                                   Paul Simon:     “Stranger To Stranger”    1                                                                     Pink Floyd:    “Cre/Ation: The Early Years, 1967-72”         1                          Rhiannon Giddens:  “Tomorrow Is My Turn,” “Freedom Highway” (2 for 50!) Robert Plant:    “Carry Fire”           1                                                                 Shemekia Copeland:   “Outskirts Of Love”     1                                                       Stanton Moore:  “With You In Mind” (Allen Toussaint tribute)               1                 Tony Joe White (RIP):  “Rain Crow”        1                                                            Various Artists:   “Inside Llewyn Davis”  Original Soundtrack Recording    1