Pribek

Pribek

BandAmericanaBlues

Roots Rock, Blues, Hillbilly, Funk, Surf, Songwriting, Power Trio with a sense of humor.

Biography

Pribek is a band that is all about the song. The core of the band’s live show is rock and blues but touches on country, swing, and surf rock as well. It is a new band formed by singer/songwriter/guitarist Jack Pribek.

The trio is based in the Missouri Ozarks.

Jack Pribek has been on a long, strange musical trip.
His first gigs were playing in southern rock bands at biker keg parties in the rural Missouri hills as a teenager. He spent much time as a sideman in various rock, country, r&b bands and even had a stint playing modern jazz in San Francisco. After backing a succession of young country singers that aspired to be the next big thing during the line dance boom of the ‘90s, he decided to chuck that life and concentrate on songwriting. In recent years, he has collaborated with and produced legendary songwriter Bill Dees. This included an appearance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio last year.

Bass player and singer Hugh Walpole has deep roots in the Springfield, Missouri music scene. He is a thinking mans musician. Hugh has also worked with some heavyweight songwriters most notably Wayne Carson and Ronnie Self. He was a member of two infamous area bands, The Lavender Hill Mob and Granny’s Bathwater.

Drummer Robert Arnold is from the Arkansas delta. His stage performance is rock solid as well as visually entertaining and funny. As a boy, he lived the same house that Johnny Cash grew up in at the Dyess Colony. He is a former repo man that once wrestled a bear for money. When Jim Dandy of Black Oak Arkansas saw Robert playing in a heavy metal band at seventeen years old he exclaimed, “I like that boy, he come up hard like me”.

Pribek’s debut C.D. “Trouble Ain’t Over” was released in 2007. The disc was produced by Lou Whitney (Wilco, Bottle Rockets, Big Smith, Del Lords).

“Pribek creates an event whenever they grace the clubs soapbox.
With his choice of material, his choice of timing Jack is a true pied piper in his
craft.” Bob Martin, host of the Dr. Bob’s Blues Show on KXUS radio and owner of Nathan P. Murphy’s nightclub, Springfield, Missouri.

“Jack and I have worked on a half-dozen projects in the past five years and it’s all been fun. Hugh is one of the first pickers I met when I came to Springfield over thirty years ago and gained my respect with a song called “Pumpkin” I heard that day. He has only gained since then. Robert is the new guy (to me) and I already like him a lot (who doesn’t like solid greasy drummers?). We’re already working on the next Pribek record so be warned.” Lou Whitney, producer.

Discography

Pribek "Trouble Ain't Over" 2007
Bill Dees "Saturday Night at the Movies" 2003
Bill Dees "Castin' My Spell" 2006 (both Bill Dees records, co-produced by Jack Pribek)

Set List

Depends on the gig and whether we are headlining, opening or filling an entire night. We are all songwriters so we play one we wrote. As for covers, our only rule is that it has to be a good "song". If we are doing 3 hour long sets, a lot of that is going to be covers and the selection depends on crowd mood, band mood, weather, diet etc.