Crash on the Levee

with Jerry Treacy

Folk/Singer Songwriter

Crash on the Levee

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

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.
 
 

CRASH ON THE LEVEE”  PREMIUMS LIST -  2017

 

ANY $60 PLEDGE:  The WFDU membership card, feat. discounts to hundreds of area restaurants, retail stores, etc. http://www.membercard.com/wfdu/merchants.cfm?showall=1

 

1)    ARTIST-DONATED SPECIALS (1 CD of each title, $40 each

 

Ellis Paul:   Copies of his albums “Chasing Beauty”, "The Day After Everything Changed", & "A Summer Night In Georgia: Live from Eddie's Attic"

Rebecca Loebe:   “Blink" - official release date is today!

"Circus Heart," & "Mystery Prize"

Livingston Taylor:   “Safe Home" - official release date is 3/3! (Chesky Records)

"Blue Sky," & "Last Alaska Moon"

 

2)    COTL EXCLUSIVES

 

**Guest DJ for 1 hour, Live on COTL:    Here’s your chance! Design your own set or themes, and host an hour on the air. 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!     ($150)

 

**The Man Who Invented Rock ‘N Roll”  2 CD boxed set:     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  ($60)          2       1

 

**The Bottom Line Archives Collections:  Exclusive to COTL, CD sets featuring these amazing artist below, all recorded live w/ rare photos and liner notes from the legendary NYC venue!   ($60 each, 2 for $100)    

Janis Ian:                      1      Harry Chapin:           1     Ralph Stanley:   3    2    1

Brecker Bros.:       2     1      Jack Bruce:    3    2    1

 

**The “Midnight Ramble” at Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, NY       www.levonhelm.com

  • Sat., 2/11/17:  Leon Russell Tribute, feat. Jay Collins and special guests Amy Helm, Scott Sharrard, Randy Ciarlante, Connor Kennedy, Tracy Bonham, Bruce Katz, Brandon Morrison, Bill Sims, Dave Keyes, Tony Mason, and other surprise guests!   $100/pair

 

3)     CD/TICKET PACKAGES (City Winery NYC, 1 pair for each show listed!)

 

**Larry Campbell/Theresa Williams:  Wed., 2/22/17:     Reserved Seats for the show, plus a copy of their fine self-titled album, and first as a duo  ($100)

 

 

4)       TICKETS, TICKETS, TICKETS  (Pairs & donation amts. noted)

 

City Winery, NYC   (Pledge amount is for a pair)

  • 2/11/17 Pat McGee (10pm show) - 2 pairs, 60 each pr.
  • 2/11/17 Richard Shindell - 2 pairs, 65 each pr.
  • 2/17/17 Joe Pug w/ John Howie Jr. - 2 pairs, 50 each pr.
  • 2/19/17 Solas - 2 pairs, 60 each pr.
  • 2/21/17 Paris Combo - 2 pairs, 60 per pr.
  • 2/22/17 Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Residency w/ Bill Payne (of Little Feat) - 1 pair, 60 per pr.
  • 2/23/17 Howie Day - 2 pairs, 50 each pr.
  • 2/24/17 Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders with guests Dave Cousins (Strawbs), Freedy Johnston, Jon Ronson, Teddy Thompson and more - 2 pairs, 75 each pr.
  • 2/26/17 - Robert Ellis Duo - 2 pairs, 40 each
  • 2/27/17 “I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight” in its entirety & more w/ Glenn Patscha and Special Guests (TBA)  - 2 pairs, 50 each
  • 2/28/17 John Doe (Solo) - 2 pairs, 50 each pr.

Let’s Zydeco! Zydeco Tickets – from: www.letszydeco.com  (@Connolly’s in NYC)

 

·  Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys - Friday, 2/17/17 ($50/1 pair)

·  C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band - MARDI GRAS PARTY – Sun.,       2/26/17   ($50/1 pair)

·  Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys – Sun., 3/12/17 ($50/1 pair)

·  ZydeGroove – Sat., 3/25/17  ($50/1 pair)

 

Metropolitan Entertainment Presents

 

  • “Shut The Folk Up and Listen”, feat. Keller Williams and Leo Kottke:   Thurs., 2/23/17, Society For Ethical Culture, NYC  ($100/1 pair) 
  • The Zombies: “Odessey & Oracle Tour 50th Anniv., Final Tour!”:  Sat., 3/25/17, The Town Hall, NYC   ($150/1 pair) 
  • John Prine/Larry Campbell & Theresa Williams:  Sat., 4/1/17, NJPAC, Newark, NJ (1 pair, $175)

 

Outpost In The Burbs, Montclair, NJ    (1 pair of premium seats)

 

  • Robert Ellis:  Sat., 2/25/17  ($60)
  • Christine Lavin/Honor Finnegan:   Fri., 4/21/17  ($60)

 

SOPAC (South Orange Performing Arts Center), South Orange, NJ

 

  • David Lindley/Chris Smither:   Thurs., 3/23/17   (1 pair, $125)
  • Bela Fleck/Abigail Washburn:   Fri., 4/7/17         (1 pair, $75)

Tarrytown Music Hall,  Tarrytown, NY

 

  • Maceo Parker: 50 Years of Funk: Thurs., 2/16/17  (2 pair, $75 each)
  • Bruce Hornsby/Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder:   Sun., 2/26/17 (3 pair, $125 each)
  • Southern Soul Assembly (Marc Broussard, JJ Grey, Luther Dickinson, & Andres Osborne):    Thurs., 3/16/17   (2 pair, $75 each)
  • Richard Thompson (Solo Acoustic):  Fri., 4/14/17  (1 pair, $100)
  • Loretta Lynn:    Sat., 4/22/17 (1 pair, $200)
  • Roger McGuinn:     5/6/17   (2 pair, $75)
  • The Weight (feat. members of The Band):  Fri., 5/12/17 (2 pair, $75 each)
  • Gordon Lightfoot:   Sat., 5/13/17  (1 pair, $125)
  • David Bromberg Big Band/John Sebastian:   Fri., 5/19/17  (1 pair, $125)  

 

5)      CD PREMIUMS

 

Most Recent Selections:  (asking $60, 2 for $100, 3 for $150, those w/ ** =  2017 Release, those w * = Jerry Best of 2016)

 

*Aaron Lee Tasjan:    “Silver Tears”       3             2            1

 

*Alejandro Escovedo:   “Burn Something Beautiful”       3         2          1

 

**Alison Krauss:   “Windy City”             3           2            1 

 

Aoife O’Donovan:   “In The Magic Hour”       3       2        1

 

**Band Of Heathens:       “Duende”       3            2              1

 

**Blackie & The Rodeo Kings:    “Kings And Kings”      3            2             1

 

Chris Stapleton:     “Traveller”                           1       

 

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

 

Dave & Phil Alvin:     “Lost Time”      3        2         1

 

*Eli “Paperboy” Reed:   “My Way Home”        1    

 

**The Infamous Stringdusters:    “Laws Of Gravity”     3       2        1

 

The James Hunter Six:      “Hold On!”          2           1

 

**Kenny White:   “Long List Of Priors”      3       2       1

 

Leonard Cohen:   “Can’t Forget”             1

 

*Luther Dickinson:    “Blues and Ballads, Vols. 1 & 2”             2        1

 

Mark Erelli:    “For A Song”       1

 

**Markus King Band:   Self-Titled        1

 

**Marty Stuart:    “Way Out West”      5       4       3       2         1     

 

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats:     (Self-Titled)           2          1

 

**Nikki Lane:   “Highway Queen”       3        2        1

 

*The Record Company:   “Give It Back To You”       3         2           1

 

**Rhiannon Giddens:  “Freedom Highway”        3         2          1

 

Richard Thompson:      “Still”                        2              1

 

Rickie Lee Jones:      “The Other Side Of Desire”      2            1

 

Shawn Colvin:      “Uncovered”                 1

 

Shemekia Copeland:     “Outskirts Of Love”              1

 

Steve Forbert:   “Compromised”                   2         1

 

Steve Martin/Edie Brickell:    “So Familiar”           2           1

 

**Tift Merritt:  “Stitch Of The World”              3        2         1

 

Tim O’Brien:      “Pompadour”              2       1

 

*Willie Nelson:  “For The Good Times: A Tribute To Ray Price”     2      1

 

Willie Nelson:    “Summertime - Willie Sings Gershwin”      1

 

6)         SPECIAL CD PACKAGES (2 of each left)

 

Black Wolf Recordings Package:   ($50 for 2, $75 for 3, $100 for 4)

 

  • Ellis Paul:                 “Chasing Beauty”
  • Livingston Taylor:   “Safe Home”
  • Rebecca Loebe:        “Blunt”

 

Other Terrific CD’s   ($40 pledge)

 

Aaron Neville:      “My Story”           3           2              1

 

Barnstar:    “Sit Down, Get Up! Get Out!”               1   

 

Beth Orton:    “Trailer Park”   (Legacy Edition)        1       

 

The Bellfuries:   “Workingman’s Bellfuries”       2          1

 

The Bottle Rockets:     “South Broadway Athletic Club”      1  

 

Carrie Rodriguez:      “Lola”                         2           1

 

Carole King Musical:    “Beautiful”                    1

 

The Cox Family:     “Gone like The Cotton”                   2          1

 

Dale Watson:            “Call Me Insane”       1

 

Dar Williams:             “Emerald”              2              1

 

Dylan LeBlanc:     “Cautionary Tale”         2          1

 

The Dustbowl Revival:    “With A Lampshade On”           2           1

 

Gibson Bros.:   “Brotherhood”           1

 

John Denver Radio Special:  Highlights from Boxed Set “All My Memories” ($20!) 1

 

Patty Griffin:   “Servant Of Love”     1   

 

Tom Paxton:        “Redemption Road”      2           1