Gerry Strong is from Little Bay Islands, Notre Dame Bay and grew up between there and nearby Little Bay. In the 1970s Gerry became part of the renewal of interest in the folk and traditional music of Newfoundland and Labrador and subsequently became a founding member of the award-winning group Tickle Harbour. Gerry travelled throughout Canada and the US while playing with Tickle Harbour, and through Ireland and Australia with A Crowd of Bold Sharemen.
Retirement from his job as an X-ray technologist at the Carbonear General Hospital has left him more time to pursue his love of music, sitting in on as many sessions as he can and performing solo or with What Odds, Cotillion and A Crowd of Bold Sharemen.
In November of 2017 Gerry was awarded the Slaight Music Unsung Hero award by the Canadian Folk Music Association for his contributions to the Canadian folk music scene.