He’s my kind of dude. Jersey is rough around the edges, determined, hard working, and doesn’t mince words. His relationship with music and the industry is volatile yet rewarding. If you’ve seen a show at the Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, you’ve definitely seen the fruits of his labor. This also includes certain shows at the Whitaker Center and occasional other venues.
When I met him a few weeks back we began by discussing Harrisburg in general and the music scene it harbors. It became very clear to me almost immediately that we were going to get along just swimmingly. We see this city in the same light:
Harrisburg is what you make of it.
It’s here. You just have to open your eyes. And it’s people like Jersey Mike who made it available to you.