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 PLEDGERS IN ANY AMOUNT!:  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, have continental breakfast, witness a live in-studio performance, and walk away w/ photos and a multi-CD/station grab-bag of goodies. Listen on air for details!


$150 LEVEL


**Guest DJ for 1 hour, Live on COTL:   Have you ever wanted to be on the air? This is YOUR chance! 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!


Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY     (1 pair)

  • Keb ‘Mo Band:   Fri., 5/25/18    

$125 LEVEL


**Wilco:   “AM & Being There” (Deluxe Editions, on VINYL or CD!)  Their first two albums, remastered with alternate tracks and an entire live set. Plus, an artist-commissioned tour posters signed by the entire band from their 2017 Beacon Theatre tour!   (2 packages left!, $125 for vinyl, $100 for CD’s)



City Winery NYC

  • Steve Earle (w/ special guest Mike Mattison of Tedeschi Trucks Band):  Mon., 2/19/18  Annual Winter Residency show


$100 LEVEL


**Jason Isbell:   Vinyl copy of the Grammy-winning album “The Nashville Sound,” plus a special signed booklet from Jason himself!  


Outpost In The Burbs, Montclair, NJ

  • Dave Davies:  Sat., 4/7/18   Pair of premium seats, plus a meet and greet with Dave himself!

Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY

  • Cowboy Junkies:  Fri., 5/4/18  Pair of premium seats, plus a WFDU/COTL goodie bag


**The Bottom Line Archives Collections:  Choose from any TWO of these deluxe 2 CD sets, featuring legendary artists performing at this legendary venue, all live board recordings w/ exclusive photos and liner notes!  (or $50 each)    

Lou Reed/Kris Kristofferson:   “In Their Own Words”        1 

Janis Ian:           2       1       Harry Chapin:   2        1     

Brecker Bros.:   2       1       Jack Bruce:        2        1




**Wilco:   “AM & Being There” (Deluxe Editions)  BOTH of their first two albums, remastered, with alternate tracks and a live set (4 & 5 CD’s respectively!)  (or $50 each)                


**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          1 left!


Outpost In The Burbs, Montclair, NJ

  • Christine Oldman/Rebel Montez (w/ Big Mamou): (Mardi Gras Party, Sat., 2/17/18)  1 pair of premium seats, plus a meet and greet w/ the band and Christine before or after the show!


Red House Records Package  (1 left!)

  • Larry Campbell/Theresa Williams:   “Contraband Love”
  • The Wailin’ Jennys:      “Fifteen”
  • John Gorka:   “True In Time”




Let’s Zydeco! Zydeco Tickets – from:, @ Connolly’s, NYC

  • The Lustre Kings: Sun., 3/3/2018  




Most Recent Selections:  (asking $50, 2 for $75, 3 for $100, those w/ * =  COTL Top 2017 Picks, ** = 2018 Selections)


Chris Hillman: "Bidin' My Time"              3              2             1

Gregg Allman: "Southern Blood"               3              2             1

Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real: (Self-Titled)      3           2          1

Taj Mahal/Keb'Mo:  "TajMo"            3             2            1

Jerry Douglas Band:  "What If"         3             2             1

I’m With Her (Female trio of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, & Aiofe O’Donovan): “See You Around”            3          2          1


**“American Folk” Soundtrack (feat,. Joe Purdy & Amber Rubarth):      3      2      1


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


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


The Bottle Rockets:     “South Broadway Athletic Club”      1  


Carrie Rodriguez:      “Lola”                             1


*Chris Stapleton:     “From A Room, Volume 1”        2           1       


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


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


Dar Williams:             “Emerald”              2              1


Dave & Phil Alvin:     “Lost Time”                1


Dylan LeBlanc:     “Cautionary Tale”         2          1


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


Gillian Welch:  “Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg”         1


The James Hunter Six:      “Hold On!”                   1


*Jason Isbell:         “The Nashville Sound”          3       2       1


**John Gorka:   “True In Time”                     1


*Josh Ritter:    "The Gathering"                2          1

*Larry Campbell/Theresa Williams:   “Contraband Love”      2          1

Loretta Lynn:    “Full Circle”        2            1

*Lucinda Williams:    "Sweet Old World" (reissue)        2         1

*Margo Price:    “All American Made”                    1


*The Mavericks:    “Brand New Day”                      1   


*Mavis Staples:   “If All I Was Was Black”       3           2           1


Richard Thompson:      “Still”                                    1


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


*Shannon McNally:      “Black Irish”            2         1


**Steep Canyon Rangers:    “Out In The Open”            3       2          1  


Steve Forbert:   “Compromised”            1


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


Tim O’Brien:      “Pompadour”              2       1


**Tommy Emmanuel (w/ Special Guests):   “Accomplice One”    3        2         1


*The Wailin’ Jennys:      “Fifteen”                  1


*Willie Nelson:   “God’s Problem Child:            2         1


Other Terrific CD’s   ($40 pledge)


Aaron Neville:      “My Story”           3           2              1


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


The Bellfuries:   “Workingman’s Bellfuries”       2          1


Carole King Musical:    “Beautiful”                    1


Chip Taylor & The New Ukranians:  “Screw All The Perfect People”     3     2     1


Dave & Phil Alvin:    “Play And Sing Big Bill Broonzy”        1


Gibson Bros.:   “Brotherhood”           1


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


Tom Paxton:        “Redemption Road”      2           1




**Wilco:  Autographed posters from 2009’s Wilco (The Album) Tour   ($20)   (2)


Ellis Paul:    Autographed copy of his latest album “Chasing Beauty”  ($25)     (2)


Rebecca Loebe:  "Blink" "Circus Heart" "Mystery Prize" ($25)


Livingston Taylor: "Safe Home" "Blue Sky" or "Last Alaska Moon" ($25)


Jack Ingram:  “Midnight Motel” (Autographed)  ($20)    (5)




**Wilco:  Deluxe Editions of both “AM” & “Being There”, 6 LP’s in all  ($100)

**Jackie Greene (Autographed):    “Back To Birth”   ($25)

**The Love Light Orchestra:   “The Love Light Orchestra Live”  10-piece Memphis soul/R&B collective, feat. acclaimed vocalist Jon Nemeth  ($25)