Canadian Blues artist Jack Semple will perform on the West End Cultural Centre stage, Friday, January 19th.
Tickets $25 in advance
Juno award recipient and Gemini nominee with two Western Canadian Albums of the Year, Jack Semple is now being considered for Contemporary Blues Album of the Year for the 2018 Grammy Awards. Accolades aside, Jack's joyous yet ferocious flamenco-trained guitar style invigorates a seemingly limitless language to redefine what can be done on the instrument. Featuring equally powerful vocal and songwriting talents, an evening with Jack Semple will take you on musical journey.
His latest solo acoustic album, «Qu'Appelle» — about the area where he grew up in Saskatchewan, won the Western Canadian Instrumental Album of the Year. “He’s a triple threat, one of my very favorites.” says Cindy McLeod, longtime leading promoter and manager of the Calgary Blues Festival. “His talent is sort of not fair.”
Fair or not, it is past due for the rest of the world to get to know Jack. At the Lancaster Roots festival this past month, the uninitiated were converted. “He was without peer at the festival,” said Barry Blechman. “I am a professional concert goer and have heard them all, know them all, loved many. Jack Semple is as good as it gets.”