"Barksdale has insights and awareness far beyond people twice his age, and he’s able to put them into songs that touch listeners."

-- American Songwriter

"Barksdale's talent is rare. He shines with earnest, unjaded passion on a foundation of will and an ability to connect."

-- Premier Guitar

"Jack Barksdale is special. The 13-year-old songwriter from Weatherford plays guitar, mandolin and four other instruments. He's also got a web series called Guitar Slingers, in which he jams with guitarists who are touring in the area. And if all that weren't impressive enough, the preteen has already released a full-length live album that he recorded at Fort Worth's Niles City Sound. That's the same recording studio where Leon Bridges recorded his two Grammy-nominated albums."


"The future of Texas Music is in good hands with the emergence of 13 year old Jack Barksdale. He combines emotionally charged songwriting with fresh energetic guitar licks, add in the young perspective from an old soul and you have a relatable brand of music that will appeal to anyone." 

-- The ETX ROCKS Show

“I have been in radio for over 20 years and I can not remember ever seeing a young man with so much talent at such a young age. He might just be Townes Van Zandt reincarnated.” 

-- Jody Lee Caudle 
Texas Home Grown Radio

Jack's Story

Jack Barksdale is a folk/blues/americana 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 Wynonna Judd, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Bruce Robison, John Fullbright and Hayes Carll.  

Recently Jack launched a podcast focused on songwriters and songwriting called Jack Barksdale's Roots Revival Podcast.  In March 2022 Jack released his first full length album "Death of a Hummingbird." In June 2019 Jack released a live album recorded at famed Niles City Sound in Fort Worth, TX. And in September 2018, Jack released his debut EP, Revival.

Jack tours nationally and wows audiences with lyrics wise beyond his years. Jack plays guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, mandolin, piano and ukulele, but identifies first and foremost as a songwriter.