Jack Blackman and the Beautiful Wreck is a band formed by UK singer-songwriter and guitarist Jack Blackman. Fast developing into one the most accomplished and exciting young performers on the roots scene today, Jack’s guitar playing has been described as ‘exceptional’ by Whispering Bob Harris. He has performed his songs all across the country and as far as the Mississippi Delta.
Having cut his teeth in his teens trading licks with such luminaries as Paul Jones and The Blues Band, Tony Joe White and receiving accolades from Martin Simpson who marvelled, ‘At last! A brilliant young guitarist coming through’, Jack is no stranger to blues and folk. On his latest album, ‘Too South For Heaven’, he fuses this with country, rock and pop with a voice that has been described as sounding ‘older and more careworn than his tender years should allow’ (Acoustic Magazine).
The band’s debut single, ‘No Silver Lining’ is a 12 string guitar driven slice of sunshine roots pop featuring Beach Boys infused harmonies and a sweet guitar solo from his ‘little’ brother Euan.
‘…a deeply personal album, and a mature collection of eleven original songs that belie Blackman’s young age’ – R2 Rock ’n’ Reel Magazine
‘Exquisite guitar playing, soulful vocals and excellent song writing’ – FATEA Magazine
‘On the evidence of this 11-track album he is already a standout artist in this genre’ – Blues Matters Magazine
‘…a singer songwriter at work delivering some seriously good music’ – Folkwords