Jerry David DeCicca is the singer-songwriter from The Black Swans and producer of records by legendary outsider songwriters from the 1960s and 1970s like Larry Jon Wilson (Monument Records, Heartworn Highways), Ed Askew (ESP-Disk, 1967), and Bob Martin (RCA, 1973). He also produced a collection of vintage recordings by Rob Galbraith due late 2015 and provided research and liner notes to the Elyse Weinberg "lost" album, both courtesy of the Numero group.
His debut solo album, Understanding Land, was self released in summer of 2014. His forthcoming album is being produced by Jeb Loy Nichols summer of 2015.
"DeCicca is a careful, precise songwriter, but the songs don't necessarily sound written. Instead, they seem like they occurred to him naturally and ineluctably. " -- Pitchfork
"DeCicca's songs have always been steeped in the kinds of subjective truth that we find in history, movies, literature, and music. He uses allusion, metaphor, and history to weave his own hybrid mythology; none of his songs feel strictly confessional -- even if they are -- which is part of what makes the Black Swans' sparse Americana so compelling. " -- All Music