Sunday, July 22, 2018

Jack Wargo aka Guitar Jack "Keepin' it Real"...a blend of rhythm, soul and the blues

Jack Wargo, AKA Guitar Jack, is no newcomer to the music scene. He has toured nationally and internationally with artists such as Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Hank Ballard & The Midnighters, Billy Preston, and Solomon Burke. He has also recorded with Ray Charles and The Jacksons to name a few. In Los Angeles, his band, Guitar Jack & No Slack, was the house band at BB KING's Blues Club. Jack played guitar for John Fogerty on HBO specials, "Welcome Home Vietnam Vets" and "Tribute to Buddy Holly."

Guitar Jack Wargo's new CD, "Keepin' It Real" is Contemporary Blues, a blend of rhythm, soul, and the blues. It features eleven new songs and a cover of Woody Guthrie's "Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad." Jack shares the vocals on his self-produced CD with singer AD Beal. He also brought in legendary artist Willie Chambers of the Chambers Brothers and The Sweet Inspirations to help out on vocals. World-renowned musicians Mike Finnigan on Hammond B-3 and Walfredo Reyes, Jr. on percussion, are Jack's very special guests. "Keepin' It Real" is a collection of original songs portraying various feelings of the blues, happy and sad. 

"The power of the blues is all about keepin' it real," Wargo says.


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