Gerry Joe Weise

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Gerry Joe Weise (born 1959) is an Australian guitarist, singer and songwriter, from Sydney Australia, who has performed and released music albums in Australia, Europe and the United States of America.[1] He is also a visual artist, known for his installations in Land Art, Earth Art and Environmental art.[2]

He has released solo albums on the Blues Breaking Records label: Live and Lost in the Netherlands (2018), Laon Blues Festival (2017), Blues Gone Wild (2016), Stormy Sydney 20th Anniversary (2014), Live and Proud (2012), Live Blues World Tour (2011), Blues Down Under (2009), Sydney Paris Blues (2005), Bushman Boogie Deluxe (1999), Bushman Boogie (1998), Live in Paris (1994); also on the same label are the official singles: Blue Concerto for Orchestra (Slide Guitar and Violin) (2016), Blues for Gary Moore (2011). In 2016 the Australian Blues Rock magazine[3] had written about the track Inside-Looking Out, from the Blues Gone Wild album: "the Eric Burdon song performed by Weise's soulful vocals and exciting adventurous guitar playing, intertwining with Juma Sultan's congas and percussion; they twine the threads of blues for our future!".[4]

Weise's guitar style is blues fused with rock and jazz. He has performed at numerous blues and jazz festivals: 1994 Cognac Blues Passions Festival,[5] 1996 30th Commemoration of the first Jimi Hendrix Experience Concert with guest Noel Redding,[6] 1999 Jazz and Blues Festival Leognan,[7] 2008 Santa Maria Blues Festival Azores,[8] 2009 Grosses Guitares Festival Vaugneray,[9] 2009 Scottsdale Art Fest Arizona USA,[10] 2010 Blues en VO Festival Paris,[11] 2012 Presqu'ile Blues Festival Ambialet,[12] 2013 Hookrock Festival Diepenbeek Belgium,[13] 2013 Unhate Festival Paris with band member Juma Sultan,[14] 2014 Gardenstock Festival Dixon Illinois USA with band member Juma Sultan,[15] 2014 Blues on Broadbeach Festival Australia,[16] 2017 and 2018 Mitchell Creek Rock 'N' Blues Fest Australia,[17][18] 2018 Goodna Jacaranda Festival Australia.[19]

Weise has released books both in paperback and ebooks: Earth Art (2017), Land Art (2018). Ludovic Gibsson wrote the introduction for Earth Art: “Earth Art, 70th Exhibition Celebration. This book is a celebration of the 70 exhibitions Weise has produced from 1982 to 2017, spanning 35 years in the international art world. It is a gateway to the understanding of the more difficult avenues of his art, through his own thoughts, analysis and influences. A witness to his style of Earth Art, which encompasses elements of Land Art, Installation Art, Environmental Art, Ephemeral Art and “In Situ”. The several layers of meaning that often bewildered critics, who were unable to fathom his application of the Alter-modern, his diaspora, while using physics and philosophy".[20]

Discography[edit]

  • 2018 Live and Lost in the Netherlands
  • 2017 Laon Blues Festival
  • 2016 Blue Concerto for Orchestra (Slide Guitar and Violin) - single
  • 2016 Blues Gone Wild
  • 2014 Stormy Sydney 20th Anniversary
  • 2012 Live and Proud
  • 2011 Live Blues World Tour
  • 2011 Blues for Gary Moore - single
  • 2009 Blues Down Under
  • 2005 Sydney Paris Blues
  • 1999 Bushman Boogie Deluxe
  • 1998 Bushman Boogie
  • 1994 Live in Paris

Bibliography[edit]

  • 2018 Land Art - ebook, ASIN: B079DKK4KV
  • 2017 Earth Art - paperback, ISBN 978-1521979853
  • 2017 Earth Art - ebook, ASIN: B074DS4GQ7

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