Join us for a full afternoon of music this Saturday at Americana Afternoon. String trio After Jack will perform 12:00 pm, followed by open mic with Jeff McClellan, Rob Neukirch, Dave Fason & David Cannaday, and the A.C.E variety duo, and finishing up with a special performance by singer-songwriter Russ Roberts of Rocky Mount, VA. Admission is free so get there early to grab a seat!
12:00 After Jack
1:30 Jeff McClellan – Local singer/songwriter
2:00 Rob Neukirch, Dave Fason & David Cannaday (songs of John Prine)
2:30 A.C.E variety duo
3:00 Russ Roberts – Nashville/Singer/Songwriter from Rocky Mount, VA
About After Jack
After Jack is a musical celebration of togetherness. With expressive lyrics, captivating vocals and a unique take on traditional mountain music, the trio blends elements of bluegrass, gospel, folk and country with a distinctly old-time energy. 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.
Rachel, Emily and Mary met while working together as performers in a professional theatre company. When they formed the band, they realized they were blending three unique musical perspectives into a genre-bending melting pot. their sound, ability to reach the heart of the audience, and the incredible joy that they bring to the stage cannot be contained in one word.
Fans of the band are eagerly anticipating the April, 2014 release of their album, “Echo,” on Traviana Records. As the band’s popularity grows, sharing the stage with artists like Mountain Heart, and playing major festivals like FloydFest, After Jack is leaving audiences everywhere with the sense that they have found something fiercely genuine and indisputably fun.
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. There’s a spirit about After Jack that can only be described as magical.
“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