Michael Jerome

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Michael Jerome
Michael Jerome and Joe Karnes 3 February 2006.jpg
Michael Jerome (left) with bassist Joe Karnes of John Cale Band
Background information
Birth name Michael Jerome Moore
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Associated acts Better Than Ezra, John Cale

Michael Jerome Moore, born in Wichita, Kansas, is an American rock musician and drummer. Jerome is a former member of the Toadies (1990–91), Course of empire (1994–1998), and James Hall's band Pleasure Club,[1] which was formed in 2002. He was also a member of the Saginaw, Texas, band Pop Poppins. Jerome played on Charlie Musselwhite's 2004 release Sanctuary, and has also toured or recorded with Blind Boys of Alabama, John Cale, Anna Egge, Tom Freund and many others. Jerome is double-jointed and ambidextrous, allowing him to play drums in ways no single-jointed normally dextrous drummer would be able to.

Jerome joined the Louisiana-based band Better Than Ezra in 2009, following the departure of the band's drummer of 13 years, Travis McNabb,[1] who had amicably left Better Than Ezra in February 2009 in order to tour full-time with Sugarland.[1] Better Than Ezra's 2009 album, Paper Empire, marked Jerome's recording debut with the band.[1]

He has also toured with Richard Thompson and John Cale. He recorded four albums with Cale – blackAcetate (2005), Circus Live (2007), Extra Playful (2011) and Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood (2012).

Jerome resides in Los Angeles, California.[1]


With Better Than Ezra
With The Blind Boys of Alabama
With John Cale
With Course of Empire
With Robin Danar
  • Altered States (2008)
With Ana Egge
  • Road to My Love (2009)
With Nina Ferraro
  • The Promise (2010)
With Tom Freund
  • Fit to Screen (2009)
With Steve Forbert
  • Over with You (2012)
With Alyssa Graham
  • The Lock, Stock, and Soul (2011)
With k.d. lang
  • Recollection (2010)
With Sara Lov
  • The Young Eyes (2008)
  • Seasoned Eyes Were Beaming (2009)
With Shelby Lynne
  • Thanks (2013)
With Taj Mahal
With Meiko
With Charlie Musselwhite
With Keaton Simons
  • Can You Hear Me (2008)
With Brandi Shearer
  • Love Don't Make You Juliet (2009)
With Pleasure Club
  • Here Comes the Trick (2002)
  • The Fugitive Kind (2004)
With Bill Purdy
  • Move My Way (2008)
With Po' Girl
  • Deer in the Night (2009)
With Pop Poppins
  • Delight in Disorder (1991)
  • Pop Poppins (1993)
With Richard Thompson
With Ben Ottewell
  • Shapes & Shadows (2011)
With Wavves


  1. ^ a b c d e Spera, Keith (May 28, 2009). "Better Than Ezra frontman Kevin Griffin's move colors new 'Paper Empire'". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved 2009-08-19.