Jack Klatt "Love Me Lonely" CD Release Concert, June 28
With special guest Spider John Koerner.
Music at 7:30pm. $10 advance tickets, $12 at the door.
"Klatt melds burlesque, blues and gypsy jazz in a way that inspires good vibes no matter what's being sung about."
-Minnesota Public Radio
Jack Klatt's latest solo effort features sixteen tracks of both original and traditional compositions recorded with one mic, one guitar and one voice. Klatt has once again teamed up with Minneapolis producer Dakota Dave Hull to capture the intimate, age old sound of the lone bluesman and balladeer. Spider John Koerner will open up the night.
Jack Klatt, native of Minnesota's Mississippi river banks, has traveled far and wide through the highways and bi-ways of America, Europe and Canada with his guitar always near by. A self-taught musician and lyricist with eyes and ears wide open, always eager to soak up songs and stories. Klatt has sang in countless barrooms, cafes, living rooms, theaters and street corners all over the world, entertaining folks with his boisterous finger-picking style and whiskey worn voice, continuing the troubador tradition of folks like Utah Phillips, Blind Willie MacTell and Towns Van Zandt.
In 2009 Klatt settled down in Minneapolis, formed a band and founded the Cat Swingers. Soon enough he found himself performing around 100-150 nights a year perfecting his crafts of performance and songwriting.
In 2011 Klatt received a Minnesota State Arts Grant to record a collaborative album with a number of veteran Minnesota legends including Spider John Koerner, Dakota Dave Hull, Cornbread Harris and Charlie Parr. Mississippi Roll has since garnered praise all the way from California to the UK.