Jerrod Niemann, the feature at Thursday evening’s Mule Days’ main arena concert, is the real deal, with a ton of what he calls “dirt road cred.”
He’s a bona fide country/western artist whose “Lover, Lover (You Don’t Need Me No More)” single off his first CD, “Judge Jerrod and the Hung Jury,” reached platinum status. “Judge Jerrod” was named one of the Top 10 Albums of 2010 by the New York Times with “What Do You Want” and “One More Drinkin’ Song” gaining serious play on country/western radio stations. Two years later, Niemann released “Free the Music,” a foray into different recording techniques and more extravagant instrumentation that is still country/western at its soul. “Shinin’ on Me” and “Only God Could Love You More” are the two featured singles.
Those hits and new material on a yet-to-be released CD will be the core of Thursday’s concert. “Fans want to be entertained,” he said in a phone interview. “They want to have fun and be involved. I try to give the audience a good time.”
(Read more and find out when Niemann will be performing locally in the Tuesday, May 21, 2013 special Mule Days edition of The Inyo Register.)