Jack Barksdale is an 11 year old singer/songwriter from Texas. Inspired by folk, rock and blues legends Jack started performing original music at the age of nine and has already shared the stage with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Walt Wilkins, Wade Bowen and Courtney Patton.
Since last year, he’s played over 75 shows regionally and wowed audiences with lyrics wise beyond his years. Jack plays guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, mandolin and ukulele, but identifies first and foremost a songwriter.
His musical influences include Lead Belly, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Johnny Cash, The Carter Family, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams, George Jones, Jamie Lin Wilson, Kelley Mickwee, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard.