Monday, 4 March 2013

Featured Artist : Jack Derwin

Born in Sydney, Australia, Jack honed his skill as a musician in north western NSW Australia as a teenager.Jack began writing songs at the age of 14. His earlier influences were the usual acoustic greats like Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Donovan and bands like the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Cream and John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers.
In later years he was influenced by the likes of John Martyn, until he began developing his own style.
Jack has played with many different bands and combos over the years. The distinct similarity between all these combos is Jack’s style of playing and influence on these bands: Mostly the driving force, mostly upfront, and bold in presentation with guitar to match.
Jack has toured extensively over the eastern coast of Australia, in both coastal and rural regions, and New Zealand. He has toured Germany and the USA
Jack continues to develop musically. With many more performances now in demand as a soloist, he is playing more music festivals. He uses standard and open tunings on guitars that embellish his percussive playing, or the simplicity of slide and finger style; and haunting or raunchy harmonica entwined in the mix.

Jack is a compulsive songwriter, recording at every opportunity, including his gigs, at home and in the studio. Searching and creating all the time.

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