Jack Hadley
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Jack Hadley

Boulder, Colorado, United States

Boulder, Colorado, United States
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"Blues in the North West UK"

“...there then followed one of the best versions I’ve ever heard of ‘Hey Joe’ again showcasing the superb guitar work of Jack – quite superb...”

“...The evening then came to an end with a very long and exciting version of ‘Black Witch’ from ‘Respect The Dead’ which featured amazing playing and effects from Jack on the lap steel guitar...”

- Pete Evans
“Goin’ Up The Country” Roots and Blues Club
Worthenbury, Wrexham, UK
2005
- Pete Evans


"Brothers, Blood & Bone"

"...for his latest release, the Colorado-based musician has teamed with Hadley, who most recently garnered attention for a stint as Otis Taylor's lead guitarist...Hadley contributes lead guitar and vocals, his soulful voice revealing that he deserves this promotion from sideman to equal collaborator. Together, Treanor and Hadley lock into a groove from start to finish, delivering a refreshingly original approach to 21st century blues that sounds both contemporary and deeply connected to the past..."
- Michael Cole, Feb. 2008
review of "Brothers, Blood & Bone"
Dan Treanor and Jack Hadley - Blues Revue


Discography

- 2005 "Never Too Late", Jack Hadley
- 2007 "Definition Of A Circle", lead guitar & lap steel
for Otis Taylor.
- 2007 "Brothers, Blood & Bone", Dan Treanor & Jack
Hadley. The track "The War" is getting airplay around
the country, XM Radio. Jack Hadley: lead vocals,
electric/acoustic/slide guitars; songwriting (You & Me,
Deeper & Deeper). Tracks getting airplay on roots &
blues stations around the USA.
- 2008 "Deeper" Jack Hadley, new release. Tracks from
"Deeper" getting streaming/radio airplay in
Macedonia, Amsterdam, Spain, Buenos Aires.

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Bio

Born in the Philippines, Jack Hadley grew up in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. His mother bought him an acoustic guitar at the age of twelve to keep him busy. The family moved to Denver, Colorado, where he learned to play music by ear, playing music by everyone from Hendrix to Dylan, unaware that he was learning the foundation of American music – the blues.

Jack played in a number of Denver area reggae, blues and funk bands, all the while sharpening his guitar skills and discovering his vocal talent along the way. He also perfomed as a solo guitarist/singer and was a hired gun for other bands. A few years ago he struck out on his own and started The Jack Hadley Band, a blues-based project, to focus on writing and performing his original material. In 2005, Jack was playing at a local club when he was approached by blues veteran Otis Taylor who happened to be in the audience. For the next 18 months Jack was Taylor’s lead guitarist, playing at festivals and shows all over the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. In November 2006 he recorded two songs with keyboard wizard Steve McQuarry at the legendary Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco including his revolutionary track "You & Me". He appears on Otis Taylor’s 2007 Telarc release “Definition Of A Circle� playing lead guitar and lap steel guitar. Notable musicians on this recording include ex-Thin Lizzy axeman Gary Moore and blues harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite.

The fall of 2007 marked the beginning of a new project with bluesman Dan Treanor. "Brothers, Blood & Bone" is a fresh look at the blues today that includes new songs from Treanor and Hadley along with their updated versions of classics from Blind Lemon Jefferson, Sonny Boy Williamson and Walter "Billy Boy" Arnold.

Jack's solo release, “Deeper�, was released in 2008.

Influenced by everything, but especially the blues, including masters like the 3 Kings -
Freddie/Albert/BB; Jimi Hendrix, Curtis Mayfield, and Bob Marley. Jack is committed to the performance and creation of music, and not the fashion of music. His songwriting is based in the universal themes of love, struggle and understanding.

The Jack Hadley Band is usually a trio (guitar/vocals; bass, & drums), sometimes a quartet with the addition of a sax player. It includes top players in the Denver area, with a serious funk/blues layer and a drummer who’s played with Ani DiFranco and Melissa Ferrick.

Jack Hadley is a member of the Colorado Blues Society and participates in the "Blues In The Schools" education program.