Jack "The Drummer"
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Jack "The Drummer"

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF
Band Rock Blues


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"First Time For Anything"/Item One (EP)
"Killer Stone radio apperance" 105.9FM "The Kat"
"Best of JTD"/Jack "The Drummer" (CD)
"JTD Bday Bash 93"/Item-One (DVD)

* "Rosie" became the most requested song on the NJC Show on NashvilleRadio in the month of January 2007



From a stack of Elvis 45's to a stack of 50,000 WATTS of POWER, Jack "The Drummer" (JTD) loves music. He loves, lives and breathes it. Always looking to please, he wants to make sure you hear it and won't stop until he does.

Power drums, thumping bass & guitar melodies that melt your heart one minute are overwhelmed by a flurry of Hard Melodic riffs asking you, "what just hit me?" And instead of exchanging insurance info, you ask yourself, "WHERE DID HE COME FROM? And where is he playing next?"

JTD has played a variety of places from your neighborhood bar to the biggest Rock/Metal clubs to being guest musician with Blues legends such as Pistol Pete, Sammy Fender and Buddy Guy. His leigons of fans have followed him throughout the years, coming out in droves, surpassing attendence records, clogging radio station phone lines, leaving the faithful singing his originals days, even weeks, later in some of the reportedly oddest places.

As a songwriter, JTD takes inspiration from several sources. Hailing Queen, Van Halen and Journey, just to name a few, would describe an overall sound. But the playful musical stylings of Jim Steinman makes JTD the visonary he is, earning him the nickname of "Jim, Jr" at times. All this, added to a calling of the Spirit of the Wild from Ted Nugent and even some Honky Tonk from Toby Keith gives JTD a unique sound, but he still holds true to his Chicago roots.

Taking a sample of JTD's music, one discovers a plethora of topics as diverse as the music itself. He covers the "Human Emotions" of happiness and marriage and the birth of his daughter as in "Feel the Same," searches for and wants love in "Standing in a Dream" and mourns love lost in "Anymore" and "Baby". He even illustrates some blantant human needs in "BANG!" and the fantasy of "Rosie".

Broadening the horizons just a bit, JTD gets into the mind of Princess Diana on a fateful car ride in "Stop Looking at Me." Then asking the musical question, what happens when "Old Clowns Die," reveals an answer so dark that if you weren't afraid of clowns before, you will be now.

Instrumentals such as the spacey "Escape" and romantically sought "EDEN" fill out the aresnal of JTD's set, spicing it up with his own take on certain covers or digging in the archieves for just the right song. One may never know what JTD has up his sleeve (which is why he never does the same show twice) and, if anything, one ponders what will he do next. And just when you think, "he can't top that," he will bring something out of left field which makes him a stand out and leaves everyone wanting more.