This past April was Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden with performers like Allman Brothers Band, Blake Mills, Booker T, Keith Urban, Derek Trucks, and two of our own artists. Drummer Les Falconer from Jack Mack Band performed with The Robert Cray Band and guitarist Quinn Sullivan who garnered two standing ovations when he performed within Buddy Guy’s set. Now you can catch a recap of the action from the two-night event in theaters on August 13th. You just might catch a glimpse of Les or Quinn since the press release says: “Musicians featured in the cinema event include the Allman Brothers Band, Blake Mills, Booker T., Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II, Eric Clapton, Gary Clark Jr., Gregg Allman, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Keith Richards, Keith Urban, Los Lobos, Robert Cray, Sonny Landreth, Vince Gill and Warren Haynes.” Go here to see updates about […]

In advance of Quinn’s several New England shows this month two prominent Boston publications have featured the New Bedford native this week. Jedd Gottlieb, reporter with the Boston Herald, previously profiled Quinn back in 2009 when Quinn was just nine years old and he was able to check back in with him from his recent show in Toledo, Ohio. Quinn and his dad Terry talked about how things have changed since his first album and how he plans to balance high school with his growing career. It’s no secret that his lightening-fast trajectory is thanks to his mentor Buddy Guy, who has not only helped open doors within the industry but also taught him some important lessons about how to navigate the life of a traveling musician. The Boston Globe asked Quinn to talk about some of the advice Buddy Guy has given him and you can read the entire list […]

Joining illustrious names like Delbert McClinton, Joe Bonamassa, and the Tedeschi Trucks band, fourteen year old Quinn Sullivan has landed on the Billboard Blues Chart for his second album Getting There. Produced by Grammy-winner Tom Hambridge, the thirteen track album has caught the attention of the New York Times Music Section, Rolling Stone, Music Radar and many other news outlets. Since it’s release at the end of June the album has been steadily gaining a following to land at spot number 14 as the only new addition to this week’s chart. Even before the album’s release Quinn began touring the country as an opening act for his mentor Buddy Guy, including an appearance at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Gardens. “Players like him come along once in a lifetime,” says Buddy Guy who invited Quinn to perform on his previous album, Skin Deep, on the aptly titled […]

This summer, Bassist Davey Faragher headed across the Atlantic to, once again, tour many European cities with none other than Elvis Costello. So far, he has played at the renowned Glastonbury Festival and Hyde Park. Now he’s over on the continent hitting up the festival circuit and some standalone gigs. Faragher has played in Elvis Costello’s backing band—The Imposters—since 2001 in between his role in Jack Mack and other genre-spanning acts in the US. Prior to joining The Imposters and Jack Mack, Faragher made a name for himself in the 90s band Cracker, best known for their hit  “Low” off the album Kerosene Hat. Here’s Davey Faragher on stage with Costello at Glastonbury performing Pump It Up. Jack Mack’s EP on SuperStar Records, LOOKIN’ UP, is available for download on Itunes or your favorite online music store. 

 

Everybody’s diggin’ JACK MACK’s latest EP, LOOKIN’ UP! Here’s a review from iTunes! As good as soul music gets…. by MellowSF Ladies and gents, I have been a fan of this awesome soul band for many years and they keep getting better with time. Their brand of rock and soul is exciting and infectious. This newly released EP is their latest and greatest effort to date. The music and lyrics are fresh and the musicians are popping, led by Andrew Kastner on lead guitars and Bill Bergman on saxophones… Jack Mack’s lead singer, Mark Campbell, is one the most powerfully skillful male vocalists in the music business. If you are a fan of good old- fashioned soul music, give your ears a treat…. Jack Mack rules!!!

Last week The CBS Morning Show aired a sit down interview with Buddy Guy and Quinn Sullivan during their tour stop at BB Kings nightclub in New York City. But now their radio channel has picked up the story and dug a little deeper into Quinn’s story. Besides looking back at his first time on stage with Buddy (captured in a video that has now had over three million views on YouTube), Quinn talks about his performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show when he was six years old (it was also the reason for his first airplane ride) and what it meant to play at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival at Madison Square Gardens.

Grammy-winning producer and SuperStar partner Tom Hambridge is the focus of the latest Blues Blast Magazine. He sat down for a full length interview with the publication to talk about how he first got started in the music business and what it has been like to work with artists like Susan Tedeschi, James Cotton, Buddy Guy, and many others. He also performed with Buddy Guy at the White House in 2012 during Black History Month. “Appearing at The White House was a huge honor,” says Hambridge. “The White House reached out to me and asked me to put together a blue print for a Blues Show at the White House during Black History Month. It was so beautiful to see it all come together and be a part of it. I had a ball getting to play drums for Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy and even the President who I did […]

   The gang at CBS This Morning sat down with Buddy Guy and Quinn Sullivan during their summer tour to find out how things are going and who exactly this Quinn Sullivan kid is. Watch the full video for clips of Quinn’s first time on stage with Buddy Guy and his thoughts on the future of Blues music. At the end of the interview the newscasters spend a few minutes talking about Buddy and how magnificent a career he has had.

       Quinn just graduated from 8th grade so a local news station got a glimpse of him at home practicing for his summer tour with Buddy Guy and interviewed his parents about the early years of his guitar playing. As his dad said, “We got him a guitar just to see what happened. And something happened.” You can say that again! Quinn is now on his second album and touring several dozen cities all summer in the US and Canada. Watch the full video here.