236 – Jerry Marotta: Working with Peter Gabriel and the Influence on Jerry’s Approach to Music, New Record with Tony Levin & Phil Keaggy
Following on the heals of his older brother Rick, Jerry Marotta jumped right into the music scene at a very young age finishing high school a year early and hitting the road with a band with a top 40 hit. For the next three decades Jerry divided his time between recording and touring with Peter Gabriel, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Tears for Fears, Indigo Girls, Paul McCartney, Sarah McLachlan, John Mayer and countless others.
Jerry is currently dividing his time between recording and touring and managing two studios: DREAMLAND and JERSVILLE. When not in the studio, Jerry is spreading his time between The Marotta Brothers Band (with Rick), The Fragile Fate with Rupert Greenall – from The Fixx, Flav Martin, Security Project with Trey Gunn, Reelin’ in the Years, and Annie & The Hedonists.
Jerry’s latest recording project is called The Bucket List that features Phil Keaggy and Tony Levin.
In this episode, Jerry talks about:
- His first major gigs as a teenager including drumming for Orleans
- The new record with Tony Levin & Phil Keaggy – The Bucket List
- Working with Peter Gabriel
- Peter’s use of technology and the challenges inherent
- The influence that Peter had on Jerry’s approach to music
- Jerry’s current projects