Blackjack Sass
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Blackjack Sass

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The best kept secret in music

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A friend called me and told me to take the time to check out this artist, "BLACKJACK SASS," at The UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR @ 10 E. Walton St, Chicago IL. So, I marked my calendar for one of the Sunday nights that she plays. I was told that she goes on around 8:00pm and does 3 sets.

I got in my car and headed down to Chicago, after leaving my date with a good friend of mine (She had to work at 6:00am so I went down by myself). Underground Wonder Bar was pretty easy to find, and the parking was fast.

When I pulled up, this hot chick was out front, smoking a cigarette- great start to my Sunday Night! When I walked up, she put her hand out to me and said, "You must be toNy O..." I had never seen BlackJack Sass before, and it was her! "Thanks for coming out tonight," she said. I felt appreciated.

We walked in, and she moved right up to the stage and grabbed her guitar (She also plays the piano and drums). Right from the beginning, I could tell she is fearless and has a great stage presence. She started to play, and I caught myself dreaming as she wove her music around me. Her straight-forward lyrics penetrate your soul. One song in particular, "Last Message," made me tear up.

BJS has a lot of great song's like "Hollow" and "Glass," just to name a few. I asked her about the song "Hallow", and she told me the story of how that song came to be. I felt like we were on the same page. When she performs, she tells the stories of all her songs; I love that. It made it more enjoyable to envision her going through that song. Her style of music is Folk Alternative; it is worth your time to see her perform.
BlackJack Sass, Thank you for the struggle you have gone through as a artist. Your lyrics moved my soul the night I saw you. Never sell out! I look forward to see you play again. - Tony O, www.chitowninthemix.com/mixer.html


Discography

Nothing has been released formally at the time being, but I'm working currently on recording my first album.

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I've been playing music my entire life and writing music since I was 8. I grew up listening to everything - classical, hip hop, rap, r&b, blues, jazz, country, rock, pop, etc. So I thus got my influences from a little bit of everything. My style, however, started to funnel itself towards a more folk/alternative sound over the years. I play a plethora of instruments, but in concert I accompany myself on either piano or guitar. While I take great effort in composing my music, my lyrics I espeically take pride in. I'd like to think my lyrics could be read as poetry apart from my songs, but when put together with the music, it can enhance the words, and sometimes even contradict them, painting a whole new picture of the meaning behind the lyrics entirely.