Guitarist, Jack Pearson, is probably best known for his blues/rock lead and slide guitar playing as a member of The Allman Brothers Band from 1997 to 1999. But he has achieved guitar master status in other genres as well.
Often singled out solely as an electric blues slide player, Jack is just as adept in many other musical styles and is able to take each of those styles to another level with his guitar.
Artists he has worked with include Delbert McClinton, Lee Ann Womack, Groove Holmes, Faith Hill, Jimmy Smith, Tracy Nelson, Shelby Lynne, Dan Penn and others too numerous to mention.
His songs have been recorded by such artists as Gregg Allman, Tracy Nelson, The Allman Brothers Band, Jimmy Hall, Gov't Mule and Lee Roy Parnell.
Jack's guitar playing has been featured on studio albums by Gregg Allman, Bobby Blue Bland, Jimmy Buffett, Chris LeDoux, Billy Montana, The Bacon Brothers and Jimmy Hall, among others.
His versatility and outstanding musicianship can be heard not only on "Jack Pearson," but also on two other Candlefly releases available on CD Baby...his first solo CD, "Step Out!" and an acoustic blues duo titled "William Howse & Jack Pearson."
"Jack Pearson," the self-titled CD released in 1999, is a prime example of Jack's versatility. It's jam-packed with his guitar mastery. It covers a wide variety of musical styles from blues, latin and funk to gospel, jazz and rock. Just as is seen on the CD cover, several different guitars were used to match these styles. All songs are instrumentals written by Jack. And he also played bass, Hammond organ and keyboards on the disc.
Guest musicians include Jaimoe (Allman Brothers Band), Jim Horn (George Harrison), Paul Langosch (Tony Bennett), Jimmy Nalls (Sea Level) and A.J. McMahon (Jimmy Buffett).
A sampling of reviews of "Jack Pearson"...
"This is one smokin' CD--subtle and smooth with not a word on it...at times it's old jazz, moody and deep, while other times it's burning and hot. It swings and sways, draws you in at the moment, takes your breath away, and makes you smile."
Hittin' the Note Magazine
"a Jack Pearson guitar feast...one of the finest albums you could treat yourself to...blues along with jazz, country, funk, gospel, rock and...a bit of Spanish guitar picking...truly one of the most amazing and versatile guitarists I have ever known...a musical tour de force."
Music City Blues Bluesletter
"bluesy instrumentals with clean guitar lines, catchy harmonies, infectious grooves, and melodies that stick with you."
Jazz & Blues News