About

Jack Dwyer is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and teacher based in the Pacific Northwest.  He records and performs original music under his own name and works as a freelance picker with some of the most respected Northwest and nationally-based musicians.  He tours year round, teaches privately, and operates a recording studio in Port Townsend, WA.  Formerly a resident of Portland, OR, he taught on the music faculty at Lewis and Clark College for 7 years.

Jack’s Bands

You can currently see Jack onstage (or book him) performing solo, in the Jack Dwyer Trio, or with the Jack Dwyer Band.

Past Projects:

The Another Brothers:

A collaboration with Utah based guitarist Nathan Royal featuring bluegrass, old-time, country, and swing duets.

Scott Law Bluegrass Dimension: 

Jack playing with Scott Law, Tony Furtado, Sam Grisman, and Luke Price in Portland, OR in 2014.  The following year, they played a set at String Summit and were joined by Darol Anger.

Mando Planet: 

In 2013, Jack collaborated with fellow Portland mandolinist Tim Connell to record Mando Planet, a collection of instrumental world music mandolin duets, and toured around the U.S., appearing at festivals like the Mandolin Symposium and Wintergrass.

The Dwyer Family Band:

Jack grew up playing mandolin and singing in a family bluegrass band.  When he was a teenager his family moved to New York, where he played close to a thousand shows at various New York City and Hudson Valley music clubs before leaving home, and was lucky enough to appear onstage with the likes of Peter Rowan, Bill Keith, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, and the Mammals.  In 2008 his family recorded an album in Port Townsend, WA.