Humpback Jack

Humpback Jack

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“bold...full of hard funk grooves that can't help but grab the listener and won't let them go!!!!!!! ” -Micah Davidson (Carolina Live Music Society)

Biography

Humpback Jack is a four piece, self-described "hybrid-rock" band from the Ozark Mountains; more specifically described as a rock mix of jam and pop, classic and modern, acoustic and electric, analog and digital, lyrical and instrumental, ect.

HumpbacK Jack started out as a house band at Willy D's Piano Bar on Dickson St. in Fayetteville, playing whatever was requested by the audience. Since then, the band has evolved to writing their own material, as well as playing a few of their own choice covers, and intertwining them into entertaining sonic landscapes.

In 2005, Humpback Jack released their first album, an all instrumental 4 song EP entitled "Electramental." The band has finished up their first full lyrical album, "The Red Eye Home," which was released April 12, 2007. The album can be purchased through multiple digital download stores like itunes, rhapsody, digstation, and others; as well as hard copies of the cd through live shows, humpbackjack.com, cdbaby, and various mom-and-pop stores around the country.

Humpback Jack's repertoire is extensive and diverse, compiled mainly of their original rock material. The sound has been created by the collaborated styles of all four members and their influences. Humpback Jack's music bears sonic reflection from artists like Bruce Hornsby, Widespread Panic, Radiohead, Coldplay, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Santana, Yes, the Dave Mathews Band, O.A.R., Gallactic, The Meters, Steve Winwood, Phish, The Steve Kimock Band, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, and many more. Micah Davidson, founder of the Charlotte Jamband Society, describes Humpback Jack as, “bold...full of hard funk grooves that can't help but grab the listener and won't let them go!!!!!!!”

Even though Humpback Jack's focus is on original material, cover songs performed by these artists and many others are not uncommon to a Humpback Jack performance. This gives the audience an exciting mix of fresh new music and familiar favorites.

For more info, visit www.humpbackjack.com

Lyrics

Sweet Root

Written By: Nathan Carter

Today's the day the time has come.
Gonna stroll barefoot through the sand and the grass that's green.
Gonna smell what I smell and see what I see.
Gonna fall into the blue waters again,
let them hold me up and remember me.

(Chorus)
*Fallin' into the deep of the ocean.
The sweetroot frees me of the commotion.
So kind my mind when I take a notion.
I'm fallin back in the deep of the ocean.

I got more than yesterday. I got what I need for tomorrow.
Gonna roll away all the things that hit me wrong.
It kinda makes me feel good when I give away some good.
Don't it make you feel good when you share some yo' good?

Freebase Suitcase/This Will Get You Up

Written By: Nathan Carter

Looking like the same stuff different day,
I'm gonna sleep the sunlight in.
When will I have what's promised to me?
When will they be tugging my tanker in?
Just when you thought this thing was over...
Freebase Suitcase, swimming in my headspace.
Let go, free flow, take this one in slow-mo.

Got time, got no rhyme in my mind.
What is this man to do?
I think I know what's going on now.
I think I've figured it right this time.
I'm going to kick-it with my...
Freebase Suitcase, swimming in my headspace.
Let go, free flow, take this one in slow-mo.
Freebase Suitcase, swimming in my headspace.
Let go, free flow, take this one in slow-mo.

I'm coming down,
bring sound to the ground,
look around,
what I've found,
hoping this will get you up.

I'm coming down,
bring sound to the ground,
look around,
what I've found,
hoping this will get you up.
This will get you up!

Easier For You

Written By: Nathan Carter

I was watching, you did not know.
You were moving a little slow.
Saw you flick your cigarrette butt. I was thinking...thinking 'bout
What can I do to make it easy,
Easier for you?

I wrote this song while I was waiting
You took to long, I was contemplating,
What would I do if you saw me looking at you,
The way I was staring you down?
You drive me crazy. I just want to make it
Easier for you!

It's not a love song (it is)........

Discography

2005 - Electramental EP;
2007 - The Red Eye Home.

Set List

We focus on our original material, but we enjoy and will play some cover material. Our set lists vary from night to night, even moment to moment. We can play all night long if you hire us to do so. We typically like to play a 2 to 3 hour show possibly with a break or intermission. Some of our cover material include:

No Rain - Blind Melon
The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby
Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
Character Zero - Phish
Cissy Strut - The Meters
Glad - Traffic
Low Spark - Traffic
Ride Me High - J.J. Cale
Kickin' Up Dust - The Steve Kimock Band
Travelin' Light - J.J. Cale/Widespread Panic
Ain't Life Grand - Widespread Panic
Tallboy - Widespread Panic
Two Step - The Dave Mathews Band
and many, many, more...

We can even take requests for just about anything.

Our original songlist we play are the following:

Freebase Suitacase
This Will Get You Up
Will You?
Easier For You
Intelliphunk
Free
Reveal The Water
Home
Sweet Root
Hueglee
Speedwagon
Sesame Spread