"Life sometimes makes the spirit weak; A little music for the soul will get you back on your feet" Guitar Jack's latest independent release Private Tears is just that: music for the soul. This modern blues album features collaborations with high-profile musicians, original compositions, and the candid, soulful playing of Guitar Jack. Private Tears is characterized by the heartfelt musicianship that leaves audiences wanting more. On songs such as the title track, "Private Tears," Guitar Jack not only speaks to the audience through his singing voice, but more notably, through the riffs and voice of his guitar. "Private Tears" opens with an intimate, emotional monologue of the guitar, in which one can almost hear the guitar speaking. Another well-crafted song on the album, and Guitar Jack's favorite, "Sweet Music" is not a traditional down-home blues track; rather it is a song that soothes the soul with the sweet sound of the guitar, while maintaining some of the traditional elements of the blues genre. His third release, Private Tears shows Guitar Jack's versatility of writing and style of playing. He appeals to a broad audience with the stylistic fusion of blues, rock, R&B, and even gospel music. The varied songs on this album range from up-tempo tracks that will make people get up and dance to slower, more meaningful songs that can make listeners cry. Moreover, the contributions of renowned musicians such as Billy Preston, Myrna Smith of Sweet Inspirations, and Benjamin Wright compliment this album's diverse style. Each of these musicians embraces Guitar Jack's music whole-heartedly, bringing to the songs a hint of flavor and experience. Guitar Jack & No Slack have recorded two albums, Losin' Hand and Recorded Live at B.B. Kings, that feature tracks of "hard hittin', funky blues." The band has opened shows for blues guitarists Chris Cain and Arthur Adams, and veteran vocalists Eric Burdon and Finis Tasby. The high-energy playing of veteran musicians of Guitar Jack & No Slack, which includes members of LTD, can be heard on Los Angeles radio stations, KPFK and KUCI, as well as on stations in Las Vegas, NV; Mammoth, CA; and Scranton, PA. Guitar Jack & No Slack is a dynamic band who entertains audiences regularly at B.B. Kings' Club, The Mint, and The Lighthouse in Los Angeles. Guitar Jack has an honest and open approach to his music. In particular, on his latest album Private Tears, Guitar Jack succeeds in revealing a little of himself through the guitar. Holding nothing back, Guitar Jack puts his soul into all the music he creates. He lays it out for the audience to hear what's inside. According to Guitar Jack, whenever the blues gets you down, you've got to "Keep on, Keepin' on."
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