Jne 6Jack Blackman £8/9/10 www.jackblackman.com
Jack Blackman is one of the UK's leading young blues guitarists, and we are delighted to have him return for his third visit. His guitar playing has been described as 'exquisite' (FATEA Magazine, 2013), and his songs have been generating a great deal of attention from many in the music industry.
Although always haunted by the ghosts of the blues, Jack's music fuses this with classy song writing and a folk sensibility. His voice has been described as sounding 'older and more careworn than his tender years should allow' (Acoustic Magazine, 2011), and he is also arguably the best slide guitar player of his generation. In summer 2013, Jack made his second trip to the Mississippi Delta in the US, the birthplace of the blues, and performed at venues including Morgan Freeman's Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Mississippi and on King Biscuit Time Radio Hour on KFFA in Helena Arkansas.
'Blues has a bright future' – Maverick Magazine
'At last! A brilliant young guitarist coming through' - Martin Simpson
'On 'Whisky Grave', he picks up a slide, pulling out a barrage of licks that would make Robert Johnson proud' - Acoustic Magazine, November 2013
'River Town is a remarkable record and should win legions of admirers among blues fans and fans of roots and acoustic guitar playing, showcasing, as it does, the talents of an artist about whom we shall doubtlessly be hearing a lot more over the next few years' - Acoustic Magazine August 2011