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Jack Kid

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Discography

CDs: "Threadbare" 1999; "Espresso Ecstasy" 2001; "Blackjacks" 2005*
All songs on every album have received radio airplay. MP3s can be found with search on these websites: CdBaby.com., Folkweb.com., Folkzone.com.

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Jack Kid, a Hancock, New Hampshire singer/songwriter, likes to call his original blend of acoustic music "a brew-ha-ha of edgy urban folk, blues and fingerstyle guitar." WMPG-FM Folk DJ Chiris Darling remarks, "A dash of blues, some folk, awesome guitar chops, excellent writing and singing and there you have Jack Kid." A publicity statement issued by Charlie Hunter's "Flying Under radar" singer/songwriter series of Bellows Falls, VT said, "Kid falls in the New Hampshire legacy of Bill Morrissey-Meets-Greg Brown.

Listeners across the country have heard jack Kid's songs over 50 stations in 30 states. He has appeared on nationally syndicated radio programs like "Rock 'n' Roots" and has been featured as a guest over many folk radio programs. Jack's live performances have been featured at midwestern and New England venues including St. Paul's singer/songwriter mecca, Gingko Coffeehouse and in Boston area listening rooms like The Burren, Nameless Coffeehouse, and Club Passim.

Jack's easy rapport with an audience comes from his many public performances and having been a public school teacher for twelve years. Returning to New England from Minneapolis, MN in May 1999, Jack has been performing original songs from his first success "Threadbare." Jack's second CD "Espresso Ecstasy" included a finalist award in the Folk/Country category from the Unisong International Song Contest, 2000. His newest CD "Blackjacks" opens with "So Many Angels," an Honorable Mention winner in Billboard Magazine's 2004 World Song Contest. "So Many Angels" was also included in the presitigious national CD compilation "Before Their Time, Volume III" with artists including among others, Paul Reisler, Joel Mabus, Eric Bogle, Anne Hills, Dave Carter and Tracy Grammar. Proceeds from this non-profit album helped support the National Hospice Foundation, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the NH Youth Suicide Prevention Association.

Jack's newest CD "Blackjacks" is centered around events beginning with 911 and culminating with the present war in Iraq. Drawing from his experiences as a Vietnam Veteran, Jack has composed universal anti-war songs including "Men of Vengeance," "Camouflage Mirage," and "Missing." His title song "Blackjacks" is an intriguing ballad of the Essex whaling ship tragedy of 1821, the same historic incident that inspired Herman Melvile to create "Moby Dick."

Longstanding Boston songwriter Geoff Bartley recently commented, "Jack Kid offers strong original material with engaging storylines." If you have a taste for music that is varied and heartfelt get ready for Jack Kid, a voice with crackerjack tunes that surprise and entertain.