News & Radio Correspondent
There is more to Jack Grace than finely crafted lyrics and dynamic sounds. He's also an actor, writer, blogger, and radio and podcast contributor.
Below is a sampling of his journalistic endeavors.
Red Hook Star Revue
HANKS SALOON HAS LEFT THE BUILDING… AGAIN…
"Hank’s Saloon, a century-old dive bar, is gone. It tried to reinvent itself through relocation, but it ended in an ill-fated merger with a food court that could not sustain its own share of the bills.
Hank’s was a part of a now-vanishing beautiful culture in New York where people from all economic backgrounds might meet, drink, be teased, enjoy a band from any genre, or just get sloppy, and somehow… you looked better doing it at Hank’s."
PAYING IN THE BAND – TOP TIPS FROM JACK GRACE
“Playing music live in a band is one of the greatest sensations a living being can experience; when it is right, there is really nothing quite like it. It can take the listeners and players to great spiritual heights, cure depression, even save one from a serious illness. Some folk are even able to mix this pleasure with varying degrees of financial stability.
Making a living off live bands is no small task. Whether through incessant touring or playing every dive bar in a 90-mile radius, either will likely wear out your patience, liver, relationships, sanity and soul …there is also a dark side… you’ll still have to serve somebody.”
The Best of SXSW with Musician Jack Grace
Jack Grace Notes
Musings, memories and tributes from the man on his blog.