Originally from Ohio, with roots in coffehouse folk and Appalachian music. Middaugh sings and plays guitar, banjo, and mandolin. Jerry has lived in the Northwest for more than thirty years, and has been active in various types of folk music. His repertoire includes songs about work, trains, cowboys, hobos, and other important matters as well.
Born and raised in Kentucky in a family where everyone played an instrument or sang. He learned to tell stories from Uncle Jim and how to play the harmonica from his Grandma (Gospels and Hymns) and, when Grandma wasn’t listening, his Aunt Virginia (Blues). The family motto was that if you did not play an instrument before you were seven you were put in an orphans’ home because somehow you were not in the right family. Those were the “Good Ole’ Days” of Prohibition, the Great Depression, Hobos, the descent into the Second World War and Fire and Brimstone every Sunday. A lot to sing about.