Jerry Rau started playing guitar at age 30. In the 70s and 80s he traveled nationwide playing coffee shops, bars, and college concerts. Jerry was a regular guest on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion during this time, including their first nationwide broadcast. Jerry performed at the 1987 and 1991 Winnipeg Folk Festivals. Jerry has made a couple dozen recordings including both live and studio albums over the course of his career.