Went to see Jill Jack last night at the Detroit Zoo's Wild Summer Nights concert series. It was the first time I had seen Jill's full show. Around the time she struck first note on her guitar it started raining, a nice steady bit. About three or four songs in the rain slowed and the sun came out, along with a rainbow.Kids danced rain and shine. What I noted, besides the wonderful music and the wholly professional show, was the sticking power of music. People had umbrellas or ponchos, picnics, family and friends and a truly great night of music. Jill puts everything she has and is into her performances and is warmly appreciated by her audiences. She has a loyal following and has won 37 Detroit Music Awards for her work. I know her a bit personally and found her to be a very giving human being. She encourages other songwriters, and was a huge influence on me early on (um, that would be last year) telling me to keep going and to record, something that never would have occurred to me. Although I followed her advice. I'd say, of all of the people who influenced me, she helped me change and go forward the most. Hey, thanks Jill. She plays all through Michigan and is touring the Southern states this fall. You can find her schedule here. Jill Jack's shows.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Jill Jack performs with her band at the Detroit Zoo's Wild Summer nights amidst rain, sunshine and a rainbow. The "dance floor" was always full and the crowd appreciative.