When you try something new, there’s no sense just testing the waters with your toe. You need to dive right in, so here we go doing a half gainer of the high board.
This blog will highlight the artists and the best blues albums played on Blues Blast, Tuesdays 4-6 on 1015 The Hawk FM. The cds may be new releases or simply must-haves that deserve another listen.
Jack is not only Canada’s premiere blues guitarist but he’s also the hardest working musician around. He does over 180 shows per year, playing to enthusiastic fans that flock to hear him shred some notes.
Playing with Jack on Electric Love, are David “The Groove Doctor” McMorrow (Hammond B3, Piano, Backing Vocals), Alan Duffy (Electric Bass), and Rick Donaldson (Drums)
Electric Love is a tight, 2013 Juno Blues Album of the Year Nominee. It’s billed as having
guitar influences from Clapton, Hendrix and Page. To even mention these names, sets a high bar to achieve, but Jack doesn’t disappoint.
And no wonder he sings, “Feel the power from above”
The cd kicks off with the title track Electric Love, which sets the stage for the roller coaster ride of riffs that rock you at light speed throughout the album.
He then slows things down a notch with Good Thing and then rocks into a Jack performance-standard, Rock Me Like This.
Other must listen tracks are the lovely ballad To Be With You, some wicked slide guitar work on Mojo Woman, and the funky Groove Doctor.
And then when you think there’s nowhere else to go, Jack hits you with the haunting, Earthquake Girl. Listen closely – you’d swear James Marshall Hendrix would be smiling from his Belly Button Window.
Jack is Canada’s blue-collar bluesman. Buy his cd. Catch him at his next appearance.
“Hey everybody come on in,
We’re just waiting for the party to begin
It doesn’t matter where you’re from
Let’s get together and have some fun
Electric Love is one smoking hot cd. It’s simply that good.