Topic: Jack J Hutchinson
So team Sedgefield served up a further treat on Friday night by luring Jack J Hutchinson up beyond Derbyshire with the promise of M&S quality beer at Lidl prices. (At £2 per pint, your London based artist can get well mortal and wake up next morning still in pocket from the gig.) And have to say, Jack did a solo acoustic set that showed why he’s been gaining favourable nods in the Blues polls in recent years and why the attention is well deserved
Even though this was a gig without the Boom Boom Brotherhood, a good part of the set came from Set Your Heart For The Sun (How did I miss this release back in March?) with it’s mix of British Zeppelin and US Black Crowes flavours. (A couple of ‘Crowes covers made the playlist.) where as there were generous helpings of Jack’s upcoming new solo album Paint No Fiction and songs for older & rarer EPs and some Magic Sam for good luck.
What can you say, the guitar work was fluid, for a first time with Sedgefield audience his rapport was quickly established with an easy, deprecating wit but his singing voice was a pleasant surprise; not a gruff growling rock voice but something lighter with a more pastoral air, edged with life-experience and a soulful aftertaste; think Led Zepp’s That’s The Way and you won’t be a country-mile away.