Jerry Angel plays drums in The Blasters and with Mike Eldred Trio. Previously he has played with The Dickies, Carole King, The Divinyls, Dwight Yoakam, Brian Setzer, Pleasure Barons, Beat Farmers, and Dave Alvin and the Allnighters, among others.
Recalls Jerry Angel started playing drums because one of his older brothers was a drummer: "There was a drum set there and the inspiration was there. My brother was the only one who played an instrument but there was always music playing in our house. I was the second youngest of six and the older siblings were continually bring home 45 records. What ever was the top 40 of the day. We had stacks of 45s, everything.
Early on Jerry Angel played with a lot of musicians who are putting out great music now like Cheryl Lynn. His first break was when Jerry was 21. Says the drummer: "I got a gig playing with Leon Russell. I was playing a night club with his Sax player and he said Leon's auditioning drummers. So I went out and played and I was invited to stay."