Veteran "Grateful" guitarist and vocalist Michael Morrow has been playing music professionally since 1988. Beginning his career in his native New Jersey home of Ocean City, Michael later relocated to Philadelphia, performing with Scarlet Fire, Modern Beatnik, Brother Thump, Living Earth, Melvin Seals and JGB, Splintered Sunlight, and Steal Your Face. Morrow also appeared with Grateful Dead vocalist Bob Weir on WHYY Radio in 1994.
Voted Relix Magazine's 2009 Jam Off contest winner, Michael appeared at the Gratefulfest 10, Westfest 40th Anniversary of Woodstock at Golden Gate Park, and Mountain Sky, and has headlined both Strawberry Jam and Musefest in New York, Wormtown Festival in Massachusetts, Bethlehem Musikfest twice, and Jam at the Cam in Pennsylvania. Michael has been on shortlist auditions for Dark Star Orchestra and the Jerry Garcia Band. Over the past decade, he has also played with Keller Williams, David Gans, Donna Jean Godschaux, Pamela Parker, Mark Karan, and countless others.
More recently, Morrow toured as frontman for The Schwag, where he brought his undeniable talent to theaters across the United States. Michael also finds time to play with local tribute bands such as Zendog and Gratefolk. When not on the road, Michael lives in Oreland, PA with girlfriend and manager Melanie Musicant, and is a devoted father of three sons. Michael is endorsed by Phred Instruments.
Tom Deininger has been playing bass since forever. Legend has it that Michael and Tom met after both failing the auditions for the Ocean City High School Jazz band in 1982. They continued to make music together for the next 15 years. Tom was heavily influenced by all the classic players including John Paul Jones, Roger Waters, Phil Lesh, John Entwistle and John Taylor. He played in many local bands around his hometown, including shore local heroes Person-L, before hitting the road in 1986. Michael and Tom formed The Mustangs in 1988, a power trio that focused on hard driving blues, Rock and Rockabilly. They made one record in 1989, disbanding shortly after. In 1990, Tom rejoined his old pal in a funky new band project, Slide, that helped establish the Manayunk scene in Philadelphia. Slide, with their groovy vocals and deep funk jams, not only dominated the local draw, but would make two recordings on the IKON label and tour the Northeast extensively. They released "Focus" in 1994, produced by Grammy winner David Ivory and recorded another unreleased effort in 1995. The band trucked on until disbanding in 1996, but not before appearing at Wilmington's Blue Rock Stadium with Goldfinger and Toadies, and with many national acts including Foreigner, Jimmy Buffet, Dave Matthews Band, Derek Trucks Band, Govt Mule, Ben Harper and Spyro Gyra. Slide reunited in 2015 and 2016 but remains dormant. Tom continued playing with local Philadelphia jambands including Off Duty Superheroes until 2017. As he begins his time with Pure Jerry, he will once again be joining his longtime friend in the journey that started 35 years ago.
Tim Eddlemon is leaving Texas. A transplant from Dallas, Tim is a prolific songwriter of improvisational and soul music. He first started teaching himself piano at age five. He likes to preserve the authentic sound using a Leslie 145. He has played with Will Hodges from Forgotten Space and is the newest member of Pure Jerry.
He's the guy. He doesn't even know he's the guy.