Raised in an Alaskan family band, on the stages of various New York City, Hudson Valley, and Pacific Northwest music clubs, Jack Dwyer has embraced his far flung roots-music background and found his voice as talented songwriter/singer, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader. The Jack Dwyer Trio features his electric guitar playing and singing, backed by a rotating cast of the finest drummers and bassists. With the intimacy of a solo show, and the bottom end of a full dance band, Jack’s trio sets move seamlessly through country classics, swing jazz, honky tonk blues, bluegrass, bouncy bayou-flavored gems, and original songs. Yet, though he may sometimes sound like he’s singing straight out of the 1940’s, make no mistake, Jack’s performances are not merely a period piece. Watch him yodel his way through the chorus of Hank Williams’ Long Gone Lonesome Blues–only to bust out his best Stevie Ray Vaughan chops on the solo–and you’ll find a performer who uses genre as language rather than rulebook. Jack’s wide musical vocabulary is liable to entertain even the most multilingual sort of listener, but his joyful ramblings are balanced by a keen sense of tradition and a deep love for the more “authentic” sounds favored by musical purists.
Jack has performed professionally for the last 18 years, giving 100+ shows a year, including appearances as a solo performer, bandleader, or sideman at many festivals, including:
Pickathon (OR), String Summit (OR), Wintergrass (WA), The Mandolin Symposium (CA), Shakori Hills Festival (NC), Harvest Festival (AR), New York Ukulele Festival (NY), Woodstock Film Festival (NY), Big Apple Bluegrass Festival (NY), Long Island Bluegrass Festival (NY), Clearwater Festival (NY), Juan de Fuca Fest (WA), Boats and Bluegrass Festival (MN), Subdued Stringband Jamboree (WA), Bellingham Folk Festival (WA), North Cascade Bluegrass Festival (WA), Portland Old-Time Gathering (OR), Oregon Country Fair (OR), Olympia Old-Time Festival (WA), Anchorage Folk Festival (AK), Granite Creek Bluegrass Festival (AK), East Vancouver Old-Time Social (BC, CAN), Folklife Festival (WA), Dungeoness Crab Festival (WA), The Wooden Boat Festival (WA), Port Townsend Film Festival (WA), and more…
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