Jack Pearson & Johnny Neel
Jack Pearson is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer, session-musician…this only begins to describe Pearson. Although he may be best known as an A-list blues/rock lead and slide guitarist, Jack is also a soulful, creative songwriter and artist in his own right.
As a songwriter and solo artist, his songs are moving and honest while his grooves make it hard to sit still for very long. Jack’s lyrics often reflect hope and redemption, reminding the listener never to give up no matter how heavy their burdens. His lyrical and musical hooks have also led to cuts by other artists.
Adept at many musical genres and instruments, he possesses the ability to take each to a higher level. His playing is sophisticated while full of intensity and passion, leaving audiences cheering and musicians smiling - shaking their heads in disbelief at his seemingly effortless skill and talent. Blues Revue calls him a “world-class guitarist” and Rolling Stone brags on his “light touch and fluid, jazzy style…dynamic slide playing”.
A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Jack has been influenced by many styles of music and his knowledge of the history of each allows him to deliver a “true to the tradition” performance. During his 30+ year career he has mastered a wide range of instruments including electric, slide, acoustic and resonator guitar, mandolin, old time banjo and Hammond organ, which he incorporates into many musical styles such as blues & roots music; jazz & bebop; pop & rock; and bluegrass & country. His versatility and musicianship keep his live shows and recordings fresh and exciting.
Jack has worked either live or in the studio with a diverse group of artists and musicians including The Allman Brothers Band, Vince Gill, Jimmy Buffett, Tommy Emmanuel, Keb Mo’, Earl Scruggs, Chris LeDoux, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Mac McAnally, Amy Grant, Groove Holmes, Rodney Atkins, Mike Snider, Faith Hill, Ronnie Milsap, Jimmy Hall, Gov’t Mule, Buddy DeFranco, T. Graham Brown, Shelby Lynne, Jimmy Raney, Lee Ann Womack, Vassar Clements, Bonnie Bramlett, Mundell Lowe, The Jordanaires, Billy Montana, Jim Horn, Lee Roy Parnell, Kirk Whalum, Jimmy Nalls, Chuck Leavell and the list goes on and on.
Johnny Neel is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter and musician. His best known session work is for the Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule and Dickey Betts.