UK guitar virtuoso Jack Broadbent releases “Midnight Radio” from his upcoming album Ride out April 8th. Describing “Midnight Radio” as “a song for the night owls, for the people that love their music by moonlight and stars,” Broadbent’s distinctive voice accompanies the country-blues track with a swinging jazz groove. The video is a black and white, smoky, film-noir scene, evoking images of classic style and a time gone by. Listen to/watch “Midnight Radio” HERE and pre-order the Ride album HERE.
Eager to get back on the road, Broadbent will headline dates in April, along with opening for long-time tour mates Little Feat. He will also be supporting alt-country pioneers Son Volt in August. He shined at his AmericanaFest showcase last year, about which No Depression said, “Brit Jack Broadbent and his flask-slide gave a show of virtuosity with his lap-picking style.” A full list of dates is below and on his website.
Broadbent began crafting his musical chops as a youth in Lincolnshire England, where he originally started off on the drums before moving towards the guitar and songwriting. "Being a drummer, I tried to develop a very rhythmic approach to my guitar playing," he recalls. "What interested me was being able to hold down a groove and do some gymnastics to incorporate solos and subtle bass lines.” While busking in his early 20s Broadbent refined his slide guitar technique, complete with his requisite whiskey flask, which attracted fans of all ages to the young virtuosic bluesman. In 2016, the Montreux Jazz Festival hailed him as, "The new master of the slide guitar." Many musicians took note of the young luminary; Bootsy Collins famously proclaimed him “the real thang!” while Ronnie Wood, Peter Frampton and others enlisted Broadbent to join them on the road. Listeners continued to engage, earning Broadbent over 10 million streams on Spotify.
JACK BROADBENT 2022 TOUR DATES
April 6 – New York, NY– Rockwood Music Hall
April 7 – Broad Brook, CT – Broad Brook Opera House
April 9 – Akron, OH – Akron Civic Theatre*
April 10 – Rochester, NY – Kodak Center*
April 12 – Evanston, IL– SPACE
April 13 – Madison, WI – The Bur Oak
*supporting Little Feat
August 1 – Boise, ID – The Olympic**
August 2 – Salt Lake City, UT – Commonwealth Room**
August 4 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater**
August 5 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre**
August 6 – Basalt, CO – TACAW**
August 7 – Colorado Springs, CO – Lulu’s Downstairs**
**supporting Son Volt