‘Jersey Bound,’ Mike Sinatra



When it comes to anthems about the Garden State, it’s hard to think of one that’s sweeter and more heartfelt than Mike Sinatra’s folk-country song, “Jersey Bound.”

The song’s narrator is a self-described drifter, and loves music from other parts of the country, but still yearns for his home state.

“There’s only one place I call home/Tonight I’m Jersey bound,” he sings.

Check it out below.

According to his bio, Sinatra has been performing for more than 20 years and has released nine CDs. For information, visit his Facebook page, facebook.com/MikeSinatraTheSongman.

New Jersey celebrated its 350th birthday in 2014. And in the 350 Jersey Songs series, we marked the occasion by posting 350 songs — one a day, from September 2014 to September 2015 — that have something to do with the state, its musical history, or both. To see the entire list, click here.

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Lois DeRitter February 3, 2015 - 1:33 pm

Visited NJARTS for the first time today and was delighted to find Mike Sinatra’s song “Jersey Bound” (one of my favorites) as the New Jersey song of the day.
I saw Mike a few times 20-25 years ago and really enjoyed his performances (even got 2 cassettes which I’ve continued to play) but, despite my being very active in the folk scene, have not come across him since. Plan to contact him (via web address your site provided) and get info about any upcoming gigs, so thanks (and I signed up for your newsletter).

njartsdaily@gmail.com February 3, 2015 - 1:35 pm

That’s great, thanks!

Mike Sinatra September 5, 2015 - 1:45 pm

Hi Lois, You could check out my facebook page Mike Sinatra the Songman and My Youtube channel songmansinatra120 also feel ree to friend request me on facebook, nice to hear from you.

Suzanne Riordan September 6, 2015 - 12:06 am

Great song Mike! Love listening to your music!

Mike Sinatra September 6, 2015 - 5:42 pm

thanks Sue!

Gina mesiano September 6, 2015 - 10:09 pm

Not just saying this because he is my uncle, he is vry talented and this is his absolute passion. He has been doing this for quite some time and if you actually sit and listen he covers songs better than the original artist. You could tell he loves what he does just from watching/ listen to him play!!

Mike Sinatra September 7, 2015 - 1:59 pm

Thanks Gina! that was really sweet.

Jonathan M Isaacs February 27, 2023 - 2:13 pm

His guitar playing is superb and flawless. A pleasure to listen to

heikki vierola February 8, 2017 - 11:07 am

very forward going guitar sound
with a homesick feeling
could not find the lyrics to translate into Finnish language …

Bill Vaughan February 15, 2019 - 5:32 am

Just found you Mike on the net , love your sound and guitar playing , your guitar sounds a lot like a friend of mine, same style. I think the covered are better than a lot of the originals .

dennis January 28, 2022 - 6:29 pm

mike. you have great taste in song selection and cover them just as powerfully
as the originals…are you any relationship to Frank Chairman of the Board?


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