About Me

Jerry is known throughout the Pacific Northwest and Northern California for his smokin’ electric slide guitarwork, his masterful finger-picking Delta blues, and his tasteful slide and solo work on his homemade cigar box guitars. His music is always foot-stompin’, danceable, and authentic — combining traditional blues with a contemporary energy.      
( Eugene Register Guard )



It was the 70s when Robert Cray and Curtis Salgado emerged as kings of the newly revitalized blues scene in Eugene. Animal House brought John Belushi to the area — a visit that later inspired the Blues Brothers. And Jerry Zybach, already heavily into playing music since his teens, heard his first blues on a Portland radio station. He was hooked. Over the years, he and his guitar followed it to Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and beyond, but always came back to play in the Eugene area where he was born and raised.



In fact, it’s these deep local roots that keep him committed and involved in such community causes as Habitat for Humanity, Project Homeless Connect for Lane County, Musicians Emergency Medical Association, Friday Morning Blues D.J. on KRVM 91.9 FM, and a presenter of Blues in the Schools. Jerry is also a founding member of the Rainy Day Blues Society, contributing the name, as well as his creativity and energy, in the name of preserving and promoting local blues.


            Seen At:


 Tour of Italy , Greece - 2013, 2015

San Francisco Blues Festival  2008                                                            

Waterfront Blues Festival - 2008 , 2009 , 2012, 2013                                                    

Pacifica World Music Festival                                                                     

Sunriver Blues Festival  2006                                                                                 

Secret House Vineyard 2004,2005

Lavelle Vineyard  2007, 2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2015

Lavelle Tap Room  2010,2011,2012,2013       

Territorial Vineyard  2007,2008,2009, 2010,2011,2012,2013,2016

Noble Estates Winery 2013,2014,2015,2016 

Deer Creek Vineyard 2011,2012

Saginaw Vineyard 2009,2010,2011,2012

Bend Farmers Market - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,2011,2012, 2013,2014,2015,2016

Eugene Saturday Market  2004 , 2005, 2006............................20116

Benson County Fair 2005

Salem Art Fair 2013

Art and the Vineyard 2008,2009,2015                                                                                      

King Estate Garlic Festival  2006                                                                           

Best of the Northwest Filbert Festival 2005                                                          

 Lane County Fair 2003, 2004, 2005 ,2006, 2008                                     

Eugene Celebration 2003, 2006,2007, 2008,2012

Oregon Country Fair 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007,2008                                                      

Willamette Valley Brews & Blues Festival 2008, 2009

Corvalis , Oregon  Fall Fest. 2014

 Hwy 99 Seattle

Alaska State Fair

Chowder Blues and Blues Festival 2008,2012 ...............  And Many More

               Heard with:

Blues Hall of Famer David "Honeyboy" Edwards

Handy award winner Michael Frank

Grammy winning guitarist Ken Emerson (Taj Mahal, Bozz Scaggs, Todd Rundgren, Charlie Musselwhite, Pablo Cruise)

Dennis Dragon (The Beach Boys, The Byrds, The Sugarland Blues Band)

2006/07 BMA Best Contemporary Female Blues Vocalist nominee Barbara Blue W.C. Handy nominee, vocalist/songwriter/harp master Johnnie Dyer (The Mannish Boys)

W.C. Handy award winner Michael "Hawkeye" Herman

Detroit Music Award winner Rollie Tussing

Denmark 's Bazookahosen

                       Other Blues & Northwest favorites:                                           

Curtis Salgado                                                    Lazy Lester  

D.K. Stewart                                                         Bill Rhoades,

Jimi Bott,                                                               Ellen Whyte

Robbie Laws,                                                      Adam Scramstad

Mark Hummel                                                     Walker T. Ryan,

Karen Lovely Band                                            Henry Cooper

Sonny Rhodes                                                    JC Rico

Noki Edwards (The Ventures)                          Lloyd Jones

Hank Thompson                                                 John Mayal

Ferlin Husky


                  Opened for:


John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers

Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials

Pat Travers

Michael Burks

Larry Garner

Johnny Winter

Curtis Salgado Band


Little River Band

Bill Rhoades and the Party Kings