Crash on the Levee

with Jerry Treacy

Folk/Singer Songwriter

Crash on the Levee

Saturdays 9:00AM - 1:00PM Eastern Time - HD1

With Jerry Treacy & Richard Haas

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.







OUR “30 FOR 30” PROMOTION…   Make a $30 pledge for our 30th anniversary on the air, and receive an available CD of your choice…

**ANY (AND ALL!)  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:  (Pending COVID status and protocols at time of 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 with photos, station goodies, and a lot of memories! Pledge online and indicate your interest in the “show you’d like to support/premium” box, and 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 while hosting an hour of COTL.  If you’re a bit shy, then let’s collaborate, and Jerry will spin it all with you as his guest, live in the studio. CD’s and pics included!


$150 LEVEL

**Circle Of Friends Compilation/T-Shirt Package:  One of our most popular premiums… we’ll send you access to the COTL ”Circle Of Friends” supporters premium (18 downloaded tracks live from the studio), plus our brand new WFDU T-shirt (info. on the shirt and downloads below)…  Please specify size (S thru XXL available)

$89 LEVEL  

Our all-new, navy blue WFDU T-Shirt. Celebrate our 50th anniversary in style. Please specify your size, S thru XXL available. Again, you can pair it w/ our exclusive “Circle Of Friends” supporters premium of 18 live tracks for $150!



*Garland Jeffreys:  Autographed copies of his albums “14 Steps To Harlem” or  “The King Of In Between” ($50 for 1, $75 for both)  Add T-Shirt for $100



*Highway Butterfly: “The Songs Of Neal Casal”   Beautiful 3-CD, or 5 LP boxed set

in memory of the long-time guitarist and NJ native

(Vinyl or CD, 1 of each!)






Northampton, MA-based Signature Sounds has been one of our favorite labels over our 30 years, and they celebrate their own 25th anniversary with this 37-song compilation, featuring COTL faves Josh Ritter, Lake Street Dive, Chris Smither, Eilen Jewell, Lori McKenna, Richard Shindell, Mary Gauthier, Marl Erelli, The Suitcase Junket, & Dave Carter/Tracy Grammer (Just $40!)

6       5      4      3      2      1 

*Tony Trischka:  Autographed copies of his Smithsonian Folkways release “Territory”    2      1  ($40)

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


TICKETS:  $40-$100 LEVEL (All prices are for 1 pair, 1 pr. per show available!)

Bowery Ballroom, NYC


  • Lenny Kaye/Patti Smith & Friends 75th Birthday Bash!:  Sun., 2/27/22 ($100)
  • Ryley Walker, Tonstartssbandht:  Thurs., 3/17/22  ($40)
  • Cactus Blossoms with Alexa Rose:  Wed., 3/30/22   ($40)
  • Milk Carton Kids:    Sun., 4/10/22    ($60)
  • Joy Oladukan:  Mon., 5/2/22     ($40)


Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY


·      Brian Fallon & The Howling Weather: Wed., 3/2 ($50)

·      Marcus King (w/ special guest Hannah Wicklund):  Fri., 3/4 ($100)

·      Otiel Burbridge & Friends (feat. Eric Krasno):  Fri., 3/11, Sat., 3/12 ($60)

·      Railroad Earth:      Sat., 3/19 ($60)


City Winery NYC, Pier 57


  • John Paul White/Lera Lynn:  Mon., 2/27 ($40)
  • Jake Clemons Band:   Thurs., 3/3  ($40)

·      Cowboy Junkies:  Fri., 3/4, Sat., 3/5 ($100)


Outpost In The Burbs, Montclair, NJ (1 pair for each, Premium Seats)


·      Carsie Blanton:   Fri., 4/8/22    ($60) (add a copy of her latest album “Love and Rage” for $75)

·      Shawn Colvin:   “Steady On” (32nd Anniv. Tour)  Thurs.,  4/28/22  ($85) 

·      Bettye LaVette:  Thurs., 5/12/22   ($75)


SOPAC (South Orange Performing Arts Center)


·      An Evening with Marc Cohn  (w/ Randall Bramblett):  Sat., 3/5 ($100)

·      The Resistance Revival Chorus:   Thurs., 3/10/22 ($60)

·      The Bad Plus:    Sat., 3/12/22  ($60)

·      Dee Dee Bridgewater & Bill Charlap:   Sun., 3/13/22  ($100)

·      Edwin McCain Acoustic Trio:  Fri., 3/18  ($60)

·      Dirty Dozen Brass Band/Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas: Sun., 3/20 ($75)

·      Marc Broussard:  Fri., 4/1  ($60)

·      Tab Benoit:   Sun., 4/3/22  ($75)

·      The Milk Carton Kids:       Sat., 4/9   ($60)

·      Suzanne Vega:An Evening of New York Songs & Stories: Thurs., 4/21 ($100)

·      Martin Sexton:    Sat., 6/18 ($60)

·      Roger McGuinn:   Thurs., 6/23 ($75)




·      Rickie Lee Jones:       Thurs., 3/3/22  ($100) 

·      Marty Stuart:             Sun., 3/6      ($100)

·      The Wailin' Jennys:   Sun., 4/13    ($75) 




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


Exclusive download access to 18 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 2021 Picks, ** = 2022 Selections)      

*AJ Croce:                   “By Request”          1

*Allison Russell:         “Outside Child”  (COTL album of the year)       3         2         1

**Amos Lee:                “Dreamland”        2          1

*Amythyst Kiah:   “Wary & Strange”     2          1

**Aoife O’Donovan:   “Age Of Apathy”                  1   

*Bela Fleck:                 “My Bluegrass Heart” (highly recommended)     2        1   

Billy Bragg:                 “The Million Things That Never Happened”         2          1

**Elvis Costello & The Imposters:   “The Boy Named If”                   1  

**Eric Krasno:            “Always” (co-founder of Soullive & Lettuce)    3       2        1

**Greensky Bluegrass:   “Stress Dreams”    1

*Hiss Golden Messenger:    “Quietly Blowing It”             1

**Hollis Brown:          “Aftermath” (Rolling Stones tribute)           2        1

*Jackson Browne:       “Downhill From Everywhere”          1

Jake Shimbakuro:       “Jake & Friends”                     1

*Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit:   “Georgia Blue”          4          3         2        1

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats:     “The Future”       2         1

**North Mississippi All Stars:  “Set Sail”      2      1

*Robert Finley:                          “Sharecropper’s Son”        2           1

*Robert Plant/Alison Krauss:    “Raise The Roof”             3             2              1

Samantha Fish:                           “Faster”             3          2        1

**Sarah Borges:                         “Alone Together”     2         1

*Shannon McNally:                  “The Waylon Sessions”       3           2           1

*Sierra Ferrell:                           “Long Time Coming”                2          1

*Tedeschi Trucks Band:   “Layla Revisited -  Live At Lock’n”       2         1

*Valerie June:                     “The Moon And Stars - Prescriptions For Dreamers”     1

*Various Artists:   “Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows” Songs of John Prine,Vol. 2  1      

Willie Nelson:       “That’s Life”          1 





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

“On The Road: A Tribute To John Hartford” (feat. Sam Bush, Infamous Stringdusters, Railroad Earth, Todd Snider):                 2               1

Playing For Change:  “Songs Around The World” (Deluxe Edition)


RECENT SELECTIONS   (Overlooked from 2020)


Courtney Marie Andrews:   “Old Flowers”      1

Dave Alvin:  “From An Old Guitar: Rare & Unreleased Recordings”        1

Drive-By-Truckers:  “The Unraveling”           1

Eilen Jewell:        “Gypsy”       2          1

The Haden Triplets:  "The Family Songbook"    2         1      

The Jayhawks:  “XOXO”       1 

Jesse Malin:      “Sad and Beautiful World” & 2019’s “Sunset Kids”  (1 each left)

Jim Lauderdale:  “From Another World”          2         1

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

John Coltrane: “Blue World” (Previously unreleased, from the classic quartet)   1   

Mandolin Orange: “Tides Of A Teardrop”      2          1

Margo Price:   “That’s How Rumors Get Started”   1

The Mavericks:    “En Espanol”          1

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

The Mavericks:  "Play The Hits"            2        1         

Margo Price: “All American Made”    1

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

Patty Griffin:    (Self-Titled)        2          1

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

Robert Randolph & The Family Band:  “Brighter Days”         1

Roy Orbison (w/ The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra!):   “Unchained Melodies”    1

Ry Cooder:  “The Prodigal Son”         1

The Secret Sisters:  “Saturn Return”       1

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

Twisted Pine:    “Right Now”        1





Aaron Neville:  “My True Story”       2            1

Billy F Gibbons:   “The Big Bad Blues”        2            1  

Bottle Rockets:   “Bit Logic”            1

Dan Auerbach:  “Waiting On A Song”             2          1

The Jayhawks:  “Back Roads and Abandoned Motels”     1

Kaia Kater:   “Grenades”               1   

Lucero:   "Among The Ghosts"               1

Lucinda Williams:   “The Ghosts Of Highway 20”    1

Nikki Lane:   “Highway Queen”          1

North Mississippi All-Stars:     “Prayer For Peace”               1

Phish:  “Live Downloads, 6/13/10”:      1

Pink Floyd:    “Cre/Ation: The Early Years, 1967-72”         1

Robert Plant:    “Carry Fire”           1

Stanton Moore:  “With You In Mind” (Allen Toussaint tribute)            1

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

Steve Earle:   “So You Wanna Be An Outlaw”               1

Steve Martin/Edie Brickell:    “So Familiar”           1

Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers:   “The Long-Awaited Album”     1

Tim O’Brien:      “Pompadour”       1

Tony Joe White (RIP):  “Rain Crow”        1  

Twisted Pine:  (Self-Titled)                          1

 Lucinda Williams:    “Lu’s Jukebox” Series, All 6 Volumes: Special $30 Each!


Vol 1 – Runnin’ Down A Dream:  A Tribute To Tom Petty

Vol 2 - Southern Soul: From Memphis To Muscle Shoals & More

Vol 3 - Bob's Back Pages:  A Night of Bob Dylan Songs

Vol 4 - Funny How Time Slips Away: A Night of 60's Country Classics

Vol 5 - Have Yourself A Rockin' Little Christmas

Vol 6 - You Are Cordially Invited...  A Tribute To The Rolling Stones