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Jerry Eskridge: Lead & Backing Vocals, Percussion
Jerry Eskridge was born in Chicago, Illinois, where he grew up singing in various church choirs, boys choirs, and at home with his musically-gifted family. After high school, he came to Minnesota where he attended the University of Minnesota and studied communications and music. Before joining CBO in 2003, Jerry fronted numerous bands throughout the Twin Cities. He has sung at numerous political events such as Governor Jesse Ventura’s Inauguration, Governor Pawlenty’s Inauguration, and President George Bush’s Inauguration. He has also performed in various theatrical industrial productions. Besides being a powerful vocalist, Jerry’s special talent lies in energizing crowds and getting people off their butts and onto the dance floor (or as he calls it, "Raising the roof, Gladys!").