Preacher Jack, the legendary boogie woogie piano player, was born and raised in the Boston area and has been performing his fiery renditions of classic country, gospel and rockabilly for over 40 years. In the 1980’s Jack released two acclaimed albums on Rounder Records and subsequently released a number of brilliant recordings. Cow Island Music is proud to release these historic recordings from two long lost sessions dating back to 1982 and 1996.
The 1982 session was recorded by electronics wizard Richard Burwen and covers a wide range of material. The 1996 session was recorded on what would have been Hank Williams, 73rd birthday. Jack pays homage to Hank and also includes two soul stirring gospel numbers to end the session. Jack’s passion and love for these songs shines throughout the recordings and we get an intimate glimpse into Jack's personality on the session and song introductions. Liner notes are by Elijah Wald
“The only thing that can surpass Preacher Jack’s talent is his energy and passion for what he does” –George Thorogood