"The future of Texas Music is in good hands with the emergence of 10 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 is such a gifted young man. The talent he has is spectacular and you can feel it in his music. He has a real heart and is so passionate even at his young age. It's going to be a blast watching him grow into his success."
-- Linda Wilson
President Texas Country Music Association, Inc
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 late 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.
Fort Worth Weekly - Jack Barksdale's Old Soul