Jerry Augustyniak

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Jerome Stanley "Jerry" Augustyniak (born (1958-09-02) September 2, 1958 (age 61) in Sloan, New York) is the drummer for the American band 10,000 Maniacs (1983–present). Augustyniak joined the band in March 1983, two years after the group formed but five drummers in, after Chet Cardinale (1981), Tim Edborg (1981), Bob "O'Matic" Wachter (1981-1982; died 2013) and Jim Foti (1982-1983). Augustyniak continues to perform with the band who tour extensively. Their most recent album, "Music From The Motion Picture", released in 2013, has garnered rave reviews.


  • He married Dena during Blind Man's Zoo break-time (1990), but they are now divorced.
  • He is a member of Buffalo Hall of Fame.
  • Lived and established residence in Buffalo, where he actually met the Maniacs members.
  • Former member of The Elements ('70s); The Stains ('80s); Only Humen ('00s) Rosaleen Marion Band ('00s)
  • Played drums at Maria Sebastian's CD, a Buffalo local artist, winner of Buffalo Music Awards; Skiffle Minstrels; John and Mary
  • He broke his collarbone when struck by a car while riding his bicycle in 1992 (The Post-Journal)
  • He currently teaches drums.
  • He is Polish American.