PRESENTED BY BARBARA RAPPAPORT
Jack Wilson was born in Austin. He grew up two minutes away from Townes Van Zandt's Clarksville trailer home. Jack met Jerry Jeff Walker when he was 12, and told him that he hated country music. Jack met Willie Nelson when he was 16 and asked to borrow a pick. Jack has abiding love of menthol cigarettes and Irish whisky.
Went to college, got busted, went to Seattle, started a band. Lived in basements, drank a mountain of PBR, just like everyone else. Jack can't stand that fucking beer. Met amazing musicians, at home in Austin and in Seattle alike. Kept writing substantially less shitty songs.
The new self-titled record was on 90.3 Seattle Radio KEXP's Top 10 Americana chart for ten weeks of May, June and July 2010. It has been accepted to the Pandora Genome Project, and helped him earn an official bearth in the SXSW Music Conference in March 2011.
Joining the band on bass is Andrew Pressman, Jason Williams on pedal steel guitar, and Cary Ozanian on drums.
Jack has had the honor to share stages with The Neville Brothers, Two Gallants, Sera Cahoone, The Head and the Heart, The Moondoggies, Damien Jurado, Elliott Brood, and The Weary Boys.www.jack-wilson.com
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