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MP3 Jack Wilson & the Wife Stealers - America's National Entertainment

A Texan in Seattle: Revisited. Bringing the Southern folk-rock sounds of Austin together with the country revival of the Northwest.

10 MP3 Songs
COUNTRY: Country Rock, FOLK: Folk-Rock

Born and raised in the Austin music tradition, Jack has earned accolades in his hometown scene. Before moving to the great Northwest in October of 2006, guitarist Jimmie Dreams of Cyril Neville’s Tribe 13 hired Jack to open for the Neville Brothers Band.

Since leaving the South, Wilson has joined Seattle’s up and coming country and roots scene. Along with the likes of the Maldives, Sera Cahoone, Damien Jurado, Michael Vermillion, Widower, The Weary Boys (ATX) and The Whisky Swillers, Jack has graced the stages of the Tractor Tavern, the Sunset Tavern, Chop Suey, the Jewel Box Theater, the Conner Byrne Pub, and the Jules Maes Saloon.

In November of 2007, Wilson joined members of the Whisky Swillers, Adam Borkowski and Jeremy Summer; former Lillydale guitarist Jason Williams; songwriter Shenandoah Davis; and hired-gun-drummer Sean Bendickson to form the Wife Stealers. Bringing elements of Austin folk-rock together with the burgeoning Seattle country revival, the Wife Stealers have enjoyed rapid success.

Recording started in March 2008. The record ''America''s National Entertainment'', named from a 19th century Buffalo Bill''s Wild West advance poster, was recorded predominately live in the Quiet Places Studios of Alex Kostelnik. Tracking of piano, backing vocals, steel guitar and banjo, came in the following weeks.

Special thanks go to Ma and Pa Wilson, to all brothers/sisters, to the Maldives and Sera Cahoone, Kevin Large, Heather Cowan, Sean Donovan at KBCS Radio at Bellevue Community College, Molly Rose, Miss Pixie and Lilith the Bus, Dan Cowan at the Tractor Tavern, the Madkin Apartments, Hardyrock, and finally to Em, Richelle, Joy, and Amy for all energies exerted for this group.

In the words of the late, great Townes Van Zandt, "Everything is not enough and nothing is too much to bear, Where you’ve been is good and gone all you keep is the getting there."

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