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Wild Common and After Jack

When: Fri., Nov. 30, 8 p.m. 2018
Price: $12-$15.
After Jack features three young ladies who have combined their talents into a celebration of bluegrass, gospel and folk music. After Jack is a musical celebration of togetherness. With expressive songwriting, captivating vocals and a unique take on traditional mountain music, the trio combines a modern sensibility with a distinctly old-time energy to mix bluegrass, gospel and folk elements. Combine your most beloved musical memories with a foot-stomping string band, top it off with harmonies that spring straight from the soul of the mountains, and you've got After Jack. Emily, Mary and Rachel met while working together as performers in a professional theatre company. After Jack takes its name from the hero of beloved mountain folk-tales, whose quick thinking and good fortune always brought him out on top. While forming the band, they realized they were blending three unique musical perspectives. Though often labeled "Americana", their captivating sound, mixed with the incredible joy that they bring to the stage cannot be described by one word. Since the birth of After Jack in 2011, the band has cut its teeth on the road, playing everywhere from NYC listening rooms to major festivals like FloydFest, and sharing the stage with artists like The Lonesome River Band, Mountain Heart and Morgan O'Kane. Despite their travels, After Jack still takes the time to share the music and stories of Appalachia with younger generations as a part of Young Audiences – Arts for Learning – Virginia. After Jack's first full-length album "Echo", produced by Aaron Ramsey of Mountain Heart, released in April 2014 on Travianna Records. "Echo," is a notion that describes the influences of people and place on this collection of songs. The band's songwriting combines stories to be shared with experiences that can only be lived; "Echo" is an invitation, to all who encounter it, to share those moments. After Jack will hit the road this summer and can be heard at major festivals such as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival where they will compete in the band competition with 11 other bands. "If I was to name my boys over, I'd name all of them Jack. I never knowed a Jack but what was lucky." - Sam Harmon, Tennessee storyteller, 1939



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