Blackie Jackett Jr
Born in the back of a tour bus within the minds of Finger Eleven guitarists James Black and Rick Jackett, Blackie Jackett Jr. is
a bundle of firecrackers just waiting to go off.
Their repertoire of upbeat, old-school country rock songs were written on the road, but it wasn’t until the duo went home to Toronto that the songs really came alive. That’s where they first heard Sandra Dee, singing karaoke in between slinging drinks at their local - just nailing Loretta Lynn and Dolly songs, so she fit right in. When long time friend and guitar hyper-wizard Jimmy Reid laid down some leads on a track, lightning struck again. On April 20, 2018, the album “For A Good Time Call...” was born into the world to rave reviews, interviews and premieres, and followed up with a special concert at Canadian Music Week 2018, opening for Keifer Sutherland.
Now, Blackie Jackett Jr. is a well-lubricated country steamroller, with as many as 7 players some nights. They’re ready to blast their unique brand of smart-assed country rock around the globe. They can do it all. High energy or sweet and mellow. Plugged in or stripped down. Day or night. In any shape or size, they are guaranteed to go off and have a good time.
“This isn’t a classic country band – they sound like a party” – SiriusXM Country
“All the right ingredients to create some country fire.” – Rock Source Magazine
“An unapologetic country rock offering, For A Good Time Call is all whiskey, women, and that Western soul. Raise a glass and get dancing folks!” – CanadianBeats.ca