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Son Jack Jr. and Michael Wilde - Pour one part each of Son House, John Lee Hooker, RL Burnside, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Skip James, Little Walter, James Cotton, Big Walter Horton and Blind Willie Johnson into a large blender. Add a couple splashes of Big Bill Broonzy, Howlin Wolf, Sleepy John Estes, Sonny Terry and Long John Baldry. Add triple measures of guitar mastery, harp pyrotechnics, incredible songwriting, engaging stage presence, and a cup of sweat and then blend the mixture on high speed for 3 hours. Serve with plenty of ice.Son Jack Jr., and Michael Wilde

What does it taste like?

"Going in a little different direction has worked out well for Son Jack Jr. here. Walk The Talk stacks up well with his other work and gives listeners a little bit more variety. Son Jack Jr.’s and Michael Wilde’s styles mesh well and are satisfying to the ear." LIVING BLUES, OCT 2010

"Walk The Talk is more than just a good CD. It’s exceptional. Kick back and throw the disc on your player. More than likely you won’t be sitting long. The groove here will make you move whether you plan on it or not. Son Jack Jr & Michael Wilde will make you believe that Seattle really is in Mississippi. The far Northwest corner that is. A run-out-and-buy-it record for anybody who loves Southern blues music. Top shelf material!" BLUESNOTES, SEPT 2010

“…his accomplished playing and songwriting skills make him an artist to watch” BLUESWAX

“I love country blues and don’t hear much these days so I was happy to hear the new CD by Son Jack Jr. He must really love country blues because he sure has the feel”. CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE

“…he makes you shiver. His beautiful voice, his perfectly timed licks and his never ceasing love for the Mississippi Delta amaze me.” ROOTSTIME

“…an amazingly talented player and singer of the Delta Blues. Fans of the Delta Blues will quickly fall in love with the unique way Son Jack Jr. offers his special interpretation of that style.” BLUES UNDERGROUND NETWORK

“…Original back porch, acoustic blues that's flavored with the founders of this art form. If you have a soul his music connects to it.” BLUESLETTER

Son Jack Jr. is blues singer, songwriter and guitarist who performs as a duo with Michael Wilde. The pair also front a high energy 4-piece delta/hill country blues band. He was raised in London, England and moved to the USA in 1997 where he re-started his musical career that had been dormant for 20 years. Back in the 70’s and ‘80’s he recorded, performed and toured extensively in the UK. Since 2006 he has released 3 critically acclaimed albums, the latest being a collaboration with Michael Wilde titled, "Walk The Talk" that released in September 2010.

The duo's live shows have been described as “intoxicating, intense, exciting experiences” and comprise mostly original material and a heady mix of classics from a wide range of country blues greats (see cocktail recipe).

Son Jack Jr has had the good fortune to play with legends such as David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Louisiana Red, and John Cephas, and has appeared on the same bill as just about every major Pacific Northwest act. As a duo the pair have opened for Candye Kane, Sonny Landreth, Magic Slim and Coco Montoya to name a few.

AWARDS
2010 WA Blues Society “Best of the Blues” Awards:
- WINNER: Best Solo/Duo Blues (with Michael Wilde)
- WINNER: Best Traditional Blues band (With Michael Wilde)
- NOMINATED: Best Acoustic Guitar

2009 WA Blues Society “Best of the Blues” Awards:
- WINNER: Best Solo/Duo Blues (with Michael Wilde)
- WINNER: Best Traditional Blues band (With Delta Hothouse
- NOMINATED: Best Writer; Best Songwriter; Best Acoustic Guitar; Best New Band

2008 South Sound Blues Association:
- WINNER: Best Self Produced CD (When The Devil Calls)
- WINNER: Regional IBC Competition (Solo/duo category)

2008 WA Blues Society “Best of the Blues” Awards:
- NOMINATED: Best Traditional Blues act, Best Solo/Duo act, Best Acoustic Guitar, Best Songwriter.