If you’re looking for a new folk band to listen repeatedly this summer, I may have found your answer.
Common Jack are a band consisting of Film, TV and Broadway actors based in New York, founded by singer-songwriter John Gardner. Their folk and even bluesy feeling tracks with socio-political lyrics make for a great combination.
Their first LP ‘Bowl, Holland’ was released back in 2015 and showed great potential. Songs such as ‘Skin and Bone’ remind me of music bigs Mumford and Sons, adding a pop-folk feel to the LP.
You then have tracks such as ‘Restless’ that, along with being a personal favourite, remind me of Vance Joy’s ‘Dream Your Life Away’ album as well as the tracks ‘I Fall Away’ and ‘She Don’t’ being reminiscent of the great City and Colour.
As soon as ‘Bowl, Holland’ was released in December of last year, the work quickly began on a second LP. The newly released single ‘Spanish Bird’ gives us a taste of the folk and acoustic feel that the upcoming LP is bound to have.
The date for their next LP is yet to be confirmed but keep your eyes peeled around September to hear more from the lovely Common Jack. Meanwhile, you can find Bowl Holland on both Spotify and iTunes