If Son Jack Jr was a cocktail here’s the recipe:
Pour one part each of Son House, John Lee Hooker, RL Burnside, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Skip James, and Blind Willie Johnson into a large blender. Add a couple splashes of Big Bill Broonzy, Sleepy John Estes and Long John Baldry. Add triple measures of guitar mastery, original songwriting, engaging stage presence, and a cup of sweat and then blend the mixture on high speed for 3 hours. Serve with plenty of ice.
What does it taste like?
“…his accomplished playing and songwriting skills make him an artist to watch” BLUESWAX
“I love country blues and don’t hear much these days so I was happy to hear the new CD by Son Jack Jr. He must really love country blues because he sure has the feel”. CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE
“…he makes you shiver. His beautiful voice, his perfectly timed licks and his never ceasing love for the Mississippi Delta amaze me.” ROOTSTIME
“…an amazingly talented player and singer of the Delta Blues. Fans of the Delta Blues will quickly fall in love with the unique way Son Jack Jr. offers his special interpretation of that style.” BLUES UNDERGROUND NETWORK
“…Original back porch, acoustic blues that's flavored with the founders of this art form. If you have a soul his music connects to it.” BLUESLETTER
Son Jack Jr. is a blues singer, songwriter and guitarist who performs acoustic solo, duo & electric band sets. He was raised in London, England and moved to the USA in 1997 where he re-started his musical career that had been dormant for 20 years. Back in the 70’s and ‘80’s he recorded, performed and toured extensively in the UK but is now back with bang and has released two critically acclaimed blues albums since 2005. His latest album “When The Devil Calls” hit the Top 50 chart on payplay.fm in May 2008 and gets regular airplay on local, national and international radio, including XM Satellite’s Channel 74, BluesVille.
His live shows have been described as “intoxicating, intense, exciting experiences” and comprise mostly original material and a heady mix of classics from a wide range of country blues greats (see cocktail recipe).
Son Jack Jr has had the good fortune to play with legends such as David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Louisiana Red, and John Cephas, and has appeared on the same bill as just about every major Pacific Northwest act.
Selected 2008 appearances
Sunbanks R&B Festival
Untapped Blues Festival
Music for the Mountain Festival
Triple Door Musicquarium Lounge
Highway 99 Blues Club
Anacortes Rockfish Grill
2008 WA Blues Society “Best of the Blues” Awards: Nominated for Best Traditional Blues act, Best Solo/Duo act, Best Acoustic Guitar, Best Songwriter.
Official Website: http://www.sonjackjr.com
Added by jalimages on March 31, 2009