Promoting acoustic music in the Inland Valley

Rounded Rectangle: Gelencser House Concerts in Claremont

 November 14, 2009


Jerry Burgan

(Folk Singer, Songwriter & Storyteller)


Jerry is the co-Founder of We Five, the 60’s Folk Rock group famous for You Were On My Mind.  He sings songs from our heritage of folk and popular music and tells tales of how these songs blended into American life.

Jerry treated us songs that were popular when folk music was at it height in the 1960’s.  His music struck a special nerve to us boomers who came of age during that time.  Joining Jerry on bass guitar was his long time friend and bass player, Tholow Chan who  traveled with Jerry over the years.


During the second set, his wife Debbie joined them to entertain us with some wonderful 3part harmony and unique arrangements. It was an unexpected treat when their son Chris, who was in attendance, joined them playing mandolin.

Tholow backing up Jerry on bass

Tholow  with Debbie and Jerry

Chris and Debbie