03.13.10 Jack Harper Bio
Guitar, Music, Writing, Second City Theater
Ben Harper, Marc Ford, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jack Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, , Kenny Wayne Shepard, The Steepwater Band, Gov't Mule, Ryan Bingham, The Neptune Blues Club, Buddy Guy, Robin Trower, Ray Lamontagne, The Swell Season, Rory Gallagher
It's fair to say that
in my mind
I’m happier there
Than I am outside
Most of the time I'm playing the guitar trying to get the sound in my head to come out and through my fingers. Other than that I can be found at Second City, or the bars around it, doing improv.
I first heard BH while in the back of my brothers car. The song was another lonely day and it spoke to me. Started to research and bought Fight For Your Mind and was melted away when I heard God Fearing Man and the rest is history.
Following Ben's influences, I found vast array of blues men and rock and rollers that I soon started to learn from. It was like uncovering an iceberg or tracking different branches in a tall vast tree.
First song I learned on the guitar was Walk Away. Last BH show I saw live was at the Chicago theater for the Lifeline tour.