(Musictown Detroit)

Local Legend Jill Jack Stops By Musictown Detroit

March 27, 2018

Jill Jack stopped by Musictown Detroit recently to talk to Pam Rossi for a behind the mic segment where she talked about a recent injury that made her give up the guitar -- briefly. 

Luckily for fans, the injury was expected to fully heal, and Jack planned to be back to full-time singing, songwriting, and touring.

"They're not used to seeing me cry, I'm a tough girl," she said about her injury. The band kept going and she was able to produce her latest album. 

She also discussed her new album with Rossi, and a song she wrote in the shower.

Per her website, Jack began her professional career singing backup with prominent Detroit country and rock bands. By the late 90s she was writing constantly, fronting her own band and beginning to open for what would become a long list of prominent touring acts -- Bob Seger, John Waite, Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin, Dan Fogelberg, Marshall Crenshaw, Chris Issak, and Loretta Lynn, who gave Jill priceless backstage encouragement and advice.

"She developed her reputation as headliner at venues & festivals -- SXSW, Ann Arbor Folk Festival, WYCD Downtown Hoedown, 30A Songwriters Festival, Blissfest Music Festival, The Bluebird Café, The Living Room in NYC, and consistent sell-outs at the historical Ark in Ann Arbor, MI. Regional touring has branched to successful tours of England and all over America," her bio says.

Jill was also a finalist in the Susanne Millsaps Performing Songwriter Showcase, and was chosen as an Americana semifinalist in the International Songwriting Competition for Fallen (A Love Song). Jack now has 10 Award winning CD’s to her name and is currently working on #11. H

She doesn't stop at music. Her musical success led to acting in and scoring for independent films, including the documentary "Live Like Tomorrow - The Jill Jack Story,"  which was picked up by PBS.