Ragtime Jack Radcliffe
Gig Seeker Pro

Ragtime Jack Radcliffe

New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States | INDIE

New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States | INDIE
Band Folk Blues

Calendar

Music

Press


"Earl's Pearls"

“Don’t miss this show! Ragtime Jack’s a ‘Pearl’ for certain!”
-- Earl Wilson, The Daily News (‘Earl’s Pearls’ column)
- New York Daily News


"On the Town"


“An imaginative and expressive right hand over a powerfully rhythmic and energetic left.”
-- John Wilson, The New York Times
- New York Times


Discography

1960: The Electras, with John Kerry; RCA
1978: Hottest Hands in Town; NPC records
2003: Two Hot to Handle; Wepecket Island Records
2006: Four Hands, No Waiting; Wepecket Island Records
2011: Ragged & Blue; Wepecket Island Records

all available at http://www.wepecket.com/music.htm

Photos

Bio

‘Ragtime’ Jack Radcliffe

Jack has been performing for more than 45 years. He is a master of traditional country blues and ragtime & stride piano, and a powerful singer/songwriter, as well. He also accompanies himself on the guitar and harmonicas and has lately added the fiddle to his arsenal of musical weapons.
He was a fixture on the coffeehouse circuit in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. His major early musical partnership was with Georgia country blues guitarist and singer Larry Johnson, in 1968 -1970. His band 'The New Viper Revue' pushed the genre envelopes of blues, folk, rock 'n' roll and jazz from 1972 -1976. Jack resumed his solo career in 1977, then teamed up with reed player Al Oliveira in 1983.
He retired from the music business, except for occasional local engagements, in 1987 to raise his sons. Now he's back full-time in the music, directing Wepecket Island Records’ operations, performing and recording his own music, producing other artists' recordings and touring with the Rolling Roots Revue.

What others say:
“Jack’s the undisputed master of country blues piano.”
-- Larry Johnson, blues legend
“An imaginative and expressive right hand over a powerfully rhythmic and energetic left.”
-- John Wilson, The New York Times
“Don’t miss this show! Ragtime Jack’s a ‘Pearl’ for certain!”
-- Earl Wilson, The Daily News (‘Earl’s Pearls’ column)