Fort Davis, Texas
Washtub Jerry has backed some of the best musicians in the world as well as some who were just beginning. In1999 he was named Instrumentalist of the Year by the Western Music Association.
In 2013 he received an American Cowboy Culture Association Award for Western Music.
He is a member of the International Society of Bassists, has performed at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, the Phoenix Theater, Silver Dollar City, Branson, MO, for five seasons, the Ozark Folk Center was the featured musician with the Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra and participated in musical cultural exchange tours in Russia, Germany, and Ireland. Jerry has authored and published four books. Washtub Jerry is the fifth generation descendant of South Dakota homesteaders. Jerry recently successfully worked with a neighbor’s filly from one week to a yearling. Working alone, Jerry succeeded in training the filly to come to him. Very skittish at first, she later routinely came to Jerry even though she was far away in the pasture. He earned her trust to where he caressed her face, mouth, neck, and body and removed a thorn twig from her mane.