I’m long time Jack Ingram fan. I follow him on Twitter, I go see him when he’s anywhere in the area. I love how he sings, I love how he writes, and after meeting him on several occasions and getting to spend a little time with him, I can only say he’s as nice as anyone can be! And whenever I see Jack, he remembers me! I think that is totally cool.
Now that we all know I like Jack Ingram, I have a little news for my readers in Australia. You guys have got Jack on his way to visit you! Jack will be kicking off CMC Rocks the Snows in Sydney, on March 6.
I saw Jack this past July in Kingsport, Tenn. He was part of their summer music series, an event where artists from all genres came in a did shows out on Broad Street. This was an awesome event. The shows were held every Thursday night during the summer – and I’m definitely hoping Kingsport will host this series again this year. (Love the shot at the right, but then … how could he possibly sing “Barefoot and Crazy,” with his boots on!)
He will be out of the country for a few weeks, and will then pick up his Acoustic Motel tour in Atlanta on March 23. That event will be held at Eddie’s, and then Jack will take his tour up the east coast. I like the sound of that! I just might get to see the kid at one of the stops on that tour.
“I hear that Australian’s love their music, love their beer and love to have a real good time…I think we’re going to have a lot in common,” says Ingram. “The opportunity to go over to Australia, play my music and meet a bunch of new people is something I’m very much looking forward to.”
I really can’t type another sentence here without talking about “Seeing Stars”. It’s the kind of song that makes me want to turn it down so I can reflect on where In am in m own life … but at the same time, I want to reach down there and turn the volume of the CD player all the way up to be sure I don’t miss one word.
The song is one of the tracks on Jack’s most recent CD, “High Hopes and Big Dreams,” and features Patty Griffin. I like he voice, I like her music, and for anyone out there who thinks they don’t really like 1960s “coffee house, acoustic, folk music performances,” you’ll probably change your mind when you listen to Patty sing. Because that’s pretty much what she does. I’ve always enjoyed hearing her – and I think she adds a lot of “Seeing Stars” (which is now my favorite Jack Ingram song).
Time to run – hope you guys have a great weekend! Talk to you very soon!