on Cosmic American Jamboree
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
5 pm (edt)
Mary Allison, Rachel K. Blankenship and Emily Rose Tucker, known collectively as After Jack, will stop by the Cosmic American Jamboree on Wednesday, September 12, for a visit with host Jay Hertel. Later that evening they will be performing at Fellini's #9 in Charlottesville.
After Jack may be a “new band with an old soul”, but they have already achieved a great deal since their debut in summer 2011. Mary Allison, Rachel Blankenship and Emily Rose Tucker met while working as professional actor/musicians. Inspired by bluegrass, rock, gospel, blues, folk, country and everything in between, this Virginia based lady trio has joined forces to create a sound driven by tight harmonies, eclectic musicianship and a certain je ne sais quoi, leading to a fusion of genres that provides a fresh take on the multifaceted music of the mountains. After Jack already has a loyal following and they have quickly been expanding their audience both regionally and nationally. They claimed the first prize in the Hayloft Gang National Video contest with their rendition of “My Horses Ain’t Hungry” . They also beat out a host of other songwriters to claim the champion title in the 2011 Songwriter’s Competition at Rapunzel’s Coffee and Books in Lovingston, VA with their original song “Bless Your Heart”.