Crash on the Levee

with Jerry Treacy

Folk/Singer Songwriter

Crash on the Levee

Saturdays 9:00AM - 12:00 Noon Eastern Time - HD1

With Jerry Treacy & Lynn Crystal

About Jerry:

Jerry Treacy started working at WFDU in the early 90s as the host of Crash on the Levee, an eclectic and unique mix of weekend Music America. The program takes its title from the legendary “Basement Tapes” recordings from Bob Dylan and The Band, whose sessions were typical of the spontaneity and unbounded enthusiasm that Jerry has for the music. Although the listener can always count on hearing the latest singer-songwriters, the playlist covers the span of the folk, blues, country, cajun and zydeco genres from its beginnings to the latest releases.

Jerry’s fate as a DJ was sealed during his early childhood days, spent playing 45’s on his Superman record player in a vain attempt to entertain family and friends. He also spent many a night listening to WABC-AM and WCBS-FM, during the days when stations played Aretha Franklin along with the Beatles and Johnny Cash.
However, there was one early folk song that left the most indelible mark in Jerry’s mind – The Kingston Trio’s “Tom Dooley.” Here was this very stark imagery being created with powerful lyrics and three-part harmonies. It also struck him that the popular songs of that time were a combination of folk, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, standards...all of these various genres. It became the precursor for how Jerry would present Crash on the Levee.



**ANY NEW PLEDGERS IN ANY AMOUNT!:  Choose from the vast list of CD titles below, happy to share our love of music with you… ***The numbers following the premiums indicate how many are left..


$150 LEVEL


**Live On-Air Studio Performance:  Join Jerry and the COTL faithful for a very unique opportunity. Tour the facility, have continental breakfast, witness a live in-studio performance, and walk away w/ photos and a multi-CD/station grab-bag of goodies. Listen on air for details!


**Guest DJ for 1 hour, Live on COTL:   Have you ever wanted to be on the air? This is YOUR chance! Create your own playlist or themes, and host an hour of COTL.  If you’re a bit shy, then let’s collaborate, and Jerry will spin it all w/ you as his guest, live in the studio. CD’s and pics included!


$125 LEVEL


**Wilco:   (Vinyl/Tour Poster Exclusive) “AM & Being There” (Deluxe Editions, on VINYL!)  Their first two albums, remastered with alternate tracks and an entire live set. Plus, an artist-commissioned tour poster signed by the entire band from their 2016-2017 tour!  (2 packages left!)


TONITE ONLY! (2/2/19)


City Winery NYC    (1 pair)

·      Lucy Kaplansky:    (Record Release show, Lucy guest list passes, plus a post-show meet & greet, where Lucy will give you a signed copy of her latest album “Everyday Street”           ($100)

Hackensack Performing Arts Center, Hackensack, NJ

·      Amy Helm:   A pair of premium seats, plus a copy of Amy’s fine new album “This Too Shall Light”   ($100)

$100 LEVEL


**Wilco CD Package:  Deluxe Edition copies of both “AM & “Being There”, 9 CD’s in all, plus a signed tour poster from 2017


**John Prine:   Vinyl and CD copies of the Grammy-nominated album “The Tree               Of Forgiveness” (only 1 available!)


TICKETS!!  $100 - $60 LEVEL


City Winery NYC  (2 pair for each show available)

·      2/8:  Colin Blumstone (of The Zombies)  ($100)

·      2/9:  Greg Brown  ($60)

·      2/11: Upstate (At The Loft)  ($40)

·      2/15:  Bruce Off Broadway (Jim Boggia, At The Loft)  ($50)

·      2/18:  John Doe  ($50)

·      2/20:  Larry Campbell/Theresa Williams Residency (w/ Bill Payne)   ($75)

·      2/23:  Livingston Taylor (at The Loft)  ($75)

·      2/23:  10th Anniv. Cabinet of Wonders Show (feat. Curtis Stigers, Michael Shannon, Allison Moorer, etc.)   ($60)

·      3/5:    Robbie Fulks (at City Vineyard)  ($40)

·       3/5:    Marshall Crenshaw/The Bottle Rockets   ($60)


Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, NY

·      Sisters Of The Strawberry Moon:   (feat. Luther Dickinson, Amy Hem, & Birds Of Chicago)    Fri., 3/1/19     ($150/pair)

·      Hiss Golden Messenger:    Fri., 3/15/19   ($100/pair)

·      Josh Ritter:   Sat., 3/23/19   ($125/pair)


Outpost In The Burbs, Montclair, NJ

·       Marcia Ball:   Fri., 2/8/19   ($75)

·       Joe Pug:   Sat., 3/2/19    ($40)




Concord/Rounder Records Rock ‘N Roll Package  (1 left, all 4 CD’s for $75!)

·      George Thorogood:   “Party Of One”

·      Chris Hillman: (feat. Tom Petty, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn) “Bidin’ My Time”

·      Taj Mahal/Keb ‘Mo:      “Taj Mo”

·      Gregg Allman:   “Southern Blood”


**The Bottom Line Archives Collections:  Choose 1 each of these deluxe 2 CD sets, featuring legendary artists performing at the famed club, all live board recordings w/ exclusive photos and liner notes!  (or $50 each)    

Lou Reed/Kris Kristofferson:   “In Their Own Words”        2       1

Doc Watson:      2       1          


**Jason Isbell:   “Live From The Ryman”   (1 Vinyl, 1 CD, 1 left!)  Selections from the 4-time Grammy winner’s week-long run at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium


St. Camillus Academy, Rockaway Park, NY

·      Aztec Two-Step: Sat., 3/3/19 (1 pair)



**Wilco:   “AM & Being There” (Deluxe Editions)  BOTH of their first two albums, remastered, with alternate tracks and a live set (4 & 5 CD’s respectively!)  (or $50 each)          (4 left)



**The Man Who Invented Rock ‘N Roll”  2 CD boxed set:     Hand-picked tracks

of Sam Phillips productions curated by Peter Guralnick, accompanying his landmark Phillips biography of the same title. Collection includes big hits, near misses and never-was tracks that encompass blues, country, gospel, R&B, & the birth of Rock & Roll          1 left!


Let’s Zydeco! Zydeco Tickets – from:, @ Connolly’s, NYC


·      Horace Trahan & The Ossun Express:   Sun., 2/17/19

·      Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble:   Sun., 2/24/19

·      C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band - MARDI GRAS PARTY – Sat., 3/3/19  

·      Dikki Du & The Zydeco Krewe:   Fri., 3/22/19

·      The Lustre Kings:  Sat., 4/27/2019  





(asking $50 each, 2 for $75, 3 for $100, those w/ * =  COTL Top 2018 Picks, ** = 2019 Selections)

*Asleep At The Wheel:    “New Routes”       3            2             1

*Earls Of Leicester:     "Live at the CMA Hall of Fame"      4         3         2          1   

*John Prine:       “The Tree Of Forgiveness”         4         3        2        1

**Josh Ritter:  “Fever Breaks” (not due out until 4/26!)       3         2         1

**Tedeschi Trucks Band:      "Signs"               4             3            2         1          **Upstate:    "Healing"              4           3           2            1

*The War & Treaty:   “The Healing Tide”          3        2         1



*Amy Helm:  “This Too Shall Light”       3         2         1


Aoife O’Donovan:   “In The Magic Hour”       1


**Charley Crockett:   "Lil GL's Blue Bonanza"        2             1


Chris Stapleton:     “From A Room, Volume 2”               1       


Circles Around The Sun (feat. Neal Casal, from Fare Thee Well Grateful Dead tour, 2 CD set!):      “Interludes For The Dead”                 1


**Dale Watson:  "Call Me Lucky"      4         3         2          1


Gillian Welch:  “Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg”         1


*Israel Nash:     "Lifted”         2           1


The James Hunter Six:      “Hold On!”                   1


*Jason Isbell:         “Live From The Ryman”          2         1


Jorma Kaukonen:   “Ain’t In No Hurry”            2             1


Josh Ritter:    "The Gathering"              1

Larry Campbell/Theresa Williams:  (Self-Titled)                               1

Larry Campbell/Theresa Williams:   “Contraband Love”               1

Loretta Lynn:    “Full Circle”                 1

Lucero:   "Among The Ghosts"       2            1

Lucinda Williams:    "Sweet Old World" (reissue)              1

Margo Price:    “All American Made”                    1


The Mavericks:    “Brand New Day”                      1   


*Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nite Sweats:   "Tearing At The Seams"   4      3      2      1


Rhiannon Giddens:  “Freedom Highway”               1


Richard Thompson:      “Still”                                    1

*Ruen Bros.:  "All My Shades Of Blue" (Rick Rubin produced)   2                1

*Shannon McNally:      “Black Irish”              1


*Shelby Lynne/Allison Moorer:      “Not Dark Yet”             1  


**Steep Canyon Rangers:    “Out In The Open”            2          1  


Steve Martin/Edie Brickell:    “So Familiar”           1


**Tommy Emmanuel/John Knowles:       “Heart Songs”            1


*Willie Nelson:   “Summertime”        1


Other Terrific CD’s   ($40 pledge)


Aaron Neville:      “My Story”          3            2              1


Barnstar:    “Sit Down, Get Up! Get Out!”               1   


Dave & Phil Alvin:    “Play And Sing Big Bill Broonzy”        1


Gibson Bros.:   “Brotherhood”           1


John Denver Radio Special:  Highlights from Boxed Set “All My Memories” ($20!) 1


Tim O’Brien:      “Pompadour”                  1


Tom Paxton:        “Redemption Road”              1




Ellis Paul:    Autographed copy of his latest album “Chasing Beauty”  ($25)   (2)


Jack Ingram:  “Midnight Motel” (Autographed)  ($20)    (2)


Livingston Taylor: "Safe Home" "Blue Sky" or "Last Alaska Moon" ($25)