Folk singer Michael Jerling in concert at the Arts Center

Michael Jerling will perform at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts Friday, Aug. 30.

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE — The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will present singer/songwriter Michael Jerling on Friday, Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Arts Center, located at 3446 State Route 28.

Tickets are $15 for Arts Center members, $25 for general admission and $10 for students and youth 17 and under. Presale tickets are available on the Arts Center’s website, adirondackarts.org. Beer, wine, and other refreshments will be available. This concert is sponsored by the Cloudsplitter Foundation.

Born and raised in Illinois, Jerling became involved with music while helping to run the campus coffeehouse at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Now settled in Saratoga Springs, Jerling has been a noted artist on the club, college and festival circuits of North America since 1975. His baritone voice is backed up with consummate skill on six- and 12-string guitars, harmonica and mandolin–all buoyed by his dry sense of humor.

Jerling displays first-rate lyrical sense and impressive musicianship, borrowing from blues, rock, country and R&B. A keen student of the good and ghastly in American life, Jerling weaves themes like a novelist, evoking our shortcomings and dreams without yielding to cynicism or sentimentality. Often praised as a “songwriter’s songwriter” who composes in styles influenced by the wealth of American music, he has been characterized as an artist who performs his “extraordinary songs with the uncommon ability to deliver them to an audience with power and grace.”

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