Juno and Gemini-award winning musician, songwriter and composer, Jack Semple is renowned through Western Canada and is hitting Ontario once again after his famous stint with the Lincolns and winning the MuchMusic Guitar Wars as a young man.
Jack’s joyous yet ferocious flamenco-trained guitar style invigorates his limitless language to redefine the instrument. He sings with the power of an archangel.
And then there’s his songwriting. His last effort, “In The Blue Light,” – all original songs, won the Western Canadian album of the year. “He’s a triple threat, one of my very favorites.” says Cindy McLeod, longtime leading promoter and manager of the Calgary Blues Festival. “His talent is sort of not fair.”
Fair or not, it is past due for the rest of the world to get to know Jack. At the Lancaster Roots and Blues festival this past month, the uninitiated were converted. “He was without peer at the festival,” said Barry Blechman. “I am a professional concert goer and have heard them all, know them all, loved many. Jack Semple is as good as it gets.”