Jerry Velona

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Hey Everyone,

I hope this finds you all well and enjoying spring!

The April issue of Metronome magazine is now available at many music stores like Newbury Comics, Guitar Center and elsewhere. You'll find it out front with the other freebies like Improper Bostonian, Stuff, etc. Yours truly has a picture on the cover along with a 2 page interview inside. Thanks to Metronome editor Brian Owens for putting all that together and for his interest in my music. He and his staff have published Metronome out of their Billerica, MA office for many years and it serves the local music scene. Please show your support and pick up a copy. If that's not possible, you can read the interview in its entirety on my website.

My song "It's Just as Well" is part of a Blues compilation published by Oasis. It's circulating all over the US. I got a call from Tim Bates, a DJ at KAFM in Grand Junction, Colorado who loved the song. Said he thought it sounded like Leon Russell which put me in heaven as he's one of my faves.  Anyway he'll be playing the song on his show "World Harmony" Sunday nights at 11 PM EST. You can stream at www.KAFMradio.org .

The song and video for "Leave Me Alone" continues to get hits on both youtube and vimeo. Garry Reed who writes a Libertarian News feature for the Examiner.com recently wrote a piece on me and the song which you can access at http://www.examiner.com/x-26370-Libertarian-News-Examiner~y2010m2d12-Music-with-libertarian-lyrics--what-could-be-more-fun

The Joint Venture Band will be playing another date at Sally O Briens in Somerville on Friday, June 18th. Joining me will be Kevin Belz on guitar, Dave Limina on piano/organ, Richard Gates on bass, Marty Richards on drums and Mario Perrett on sax. Should be another great night so please mark your calendars and we hope to see you all there.