Jack Blackman is no stranger to playing in these parts – he’s been performing at Upton Blues for almost a decade now, but its his first time playing at Elmslie.
Jack’s music fuses early blues styles with classy song writing and a folk sensibility. His voice has been described as sounding ‘older and more careworn than his tender years should allow’ (Acoustic Magazine, 2011), and he is also arguably the best slide guitar player of his generation.
In 2017 Jack played a number of festivals including to an audience of 25, 000 at Stratford-upon-Avon River Festival, his 9th consecutive appearance at Upton Blues Festival, the Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Lancashire and the main stage at Warwick Folk Festival.
He has supported and received accolades from many big names in his genre including Tony Joe White, Charlie Parr, who marvelled that he ‘just keeps getting better and better…it’s kinda scary’, and Martin Simpson, who declared, ‘at last! A brilliant young guitarist coming through!’
Jack’s 3rd album ‘Nearly Man’ was released in November 2016 and has received positive reviews in many national music publications-
‘Exceptional guitarist, sounds just great!’ – Whispering Bob Harris
‘Already a standout artist in this genre’ – Blues Matters Magazine
‘A singer-songwriter at work delivering some seriously good music’
2018 will see the release of his 4th album on Tuery Records.
Tickets are £12.00 each, available online through Eventbrite
If you are local to Malvern tickets are also for sale through Malvern TIC (Tourist Information Centre) or Carnival Records, both on Church Street in Malvern.
The seating (maximum capacity is 80) is unreserved so the doors will open half an hour before the performance starts so that you can select your seats and if you so wish, have a drink at the Bar (Limited bar available – championing local beers, cider and soft refreshments).
Doors will be opening at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start.
There is usually an interval after 45mins so that the performance will finish around 10.00pm.