Jack Babineau

Jack Babineau

 North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA
BandFolk

Biography

New England audiences know what they’re in for at a Jack Babineau show: natural talent and unrestrained energy. And – whether it’s after the first song or when then encore is over- they always say the same thing…” I can’t believe that guy is only 18 years old.”

What the audience doesn’t know from watching Jack’s solo acoustic guitar performances is how he taught himself to play -starting just 4 years ago. It was right around the time he discovered Dave Matthews Band. He and his family watched the DVD of the Central Park concert on a lazy afternoon and, for Jack, something just clicked. Right around the time Dave was telling his capacity crowd “my mind is blown” Jack’s mind was churning with the thought of “I’m going to sit down and learn Grey Street.” Jack now draws inspiration from a growing list of singers, bands and musical genres. In his strong, soulful voice, you can pick up strains of DMB, The Rolling Stones, The Allman Brothers, Johnny Cash, Stevie Ray Vaughn, any number of blues singers and new artists such as Paolo Nutini and Jack Johnson.

Jack has performed at a variety of venues including Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Newport Blues Cafe, Oak Hill Tavern, The Bull Run, The Pelham, The Stadium Theatre and opened for some great acts such as Blues Traveler, Devon Allman's Honeytribe and John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band. He has also performed on several college radio stations. When Jack covers a well-known song, he always finds the right balance between honoring the original and making it his own. And, as that inventory grows and grows, Jack is also hard at work writing original music.

Discography

Debut Album, Generation of Need, available on itunes, Amazon and cdbaby.com