Jerry Bryant (songwriter)

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Jerry Bryant
Bryant performing at the Sea Music Festival in Mystic, CT in 2009
Background information
Genres Folk music
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals

Jerry Bryant is a professional folk music performer specializing in maritime music.[1] In addition to performing traditional songs, he also has written songs in a traditional style. Of his original songs, The Ballad of Harbo and Samuelsen is among his best known[2] and has been recorded by several other performers including William Pint and Felicia Dale, Forebitter, and Rick Lee (of Solomon's Seal).[3]


  • Roast Beef of Old England, songs of the British Navy in the 19th century.
  • Ballad of Harbo and Samuelsen, traditional songs as well as new compositions
  • Salty Dick's Uncensored Sailor Songs, traditional bawdy songs (recorded under pseudonym "Salty Dick")



General References[edit]

  • Official website
  • YouTube video of Jerry Bryant performing original song The Ballad of Harbo and Samuelsen.
  • "Three solo folksingers to perform as a trio." by Keith J. Connor. From The Republican Entertainment Desk, Tuesday 9 December 2008, 2:11 PM, found on [1]
  • Bio on website for 2008 Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival [2]
  • Bio on website for 2007 Chicago Maritime Festival [3]
  • Bio on website for 2002 Hull, MA Summer Shanty Concert [4]