Jack Pearson Interview - Mel Bay

Click on the link to watch the interview for Mel Bay's Artist Interview Series.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZKxg9ZQbjE

Jack Pearson Interview - The Gear Page

Click on the link to read the online interview with "The Gear Page".   http://www.tgpwebzine.com/?page_id=40

Vibes Magazine
“He plays straight guitar with a precise abandon that lifts the energy of every song to a new level, but his slide playing is otherworldly. His tone and prowess are flawless, but he picks with a playful inventiveness that I haven’t heard since Duane Allman…the name to watch out for in the future is Jack Pearson. No lie – he’s that good.”
Vintage Guitar
“His playing was intimidating. He takes slide to another level. And it’s not just that! The guy has a great ear for bebop, along with a fantastic, soulful rhythm and blues feel…Catch him if you can folks; guitar players like this don’t come along that often…If you can only check out one player, make that player Jack Pearson!”
Hittin' The Note
“Jack Pearson is everything a rock and roll star is not supposed to be. Quiet, soft-spoken, friendly and quick to smile, you would easily mistake him for anything other than what he is - an amazingly talented guitarist in the greatest live performance rock band of all time. His easy-going nature offsets what lies inside of him – an intensity and passion for his craft that burns brightly. When it comes to playing music, Jack Pearson is all business. And when it comes to playing the blues, there are very few guitarists who can hold a candle to him. The phrasing and structure of his blues playing is exceptional, and he puts his very soul into every note. You have to have an attitude to play the blues, and Jack has it in spades.”
Gregg Allman, Hittin' The Note
“…I love playing with him. He’s one of the finest I’ve ever seen. He filled in with the Brothers when Dickey had to leave the band for a while…and I liked him so well, I hired him for my band. When we were deciding on our guitar player after Warren went on his way with Gov’t Mule, he was the first guy we thought of. He really listens, he plays great, tasteful solos, he comps great and he knows how to play with you instead of behind you.” 
Hittin' The Note
“Jack could ring a note like few others when he wanted to and look so cool doing it...[Jack’s style] do something great and look real graceful, almost casual, while doing it…He’d hit the note for over 20 seconds in “Stormy Monday” and he’d just be standing there like nothing special was going on…Off stage, he was as laid back and friendly a musician that you would ever want to meet.”
American Songwriter
“…the absolutely unbelievable Jack Pearson was playing with Larry Carlton and Robben Ford…their respect for Jack…was obvious.  Every time he took a solo, their faces lit up like a kid at Christmas.”
Nashville Scene
“Jack Pearson has quietly earned a national reputation as the guitarist of choice when someone needs a mature, tasteful picker with a broad knowledge of blues, jazz, and soulful rock.”
New York Post
“Pearson is a talented guitarist who specializes in slide blues. His fleet-fingered renderings proved him to be every bit Betts’ musical equal…”
Denver Post
“…guitarist Jack Pearson…has brought new fire to one of the best rock bands America ever produced. The refurbished seven-member group is funkier and jazzier than the beloved early ‘70’s edition….Betts and his new partner were dazzling….Pearson was outstanding both in his pyrotechnic solos and in re-creating the famous linked-note-for-note runs of the [Duane] Allman-Betts team.”
Hittin' The Note
"When it comes to playing music, Jack Pearson is all business. And when it comes to playing the blues, there are very few guitarists who can hold a candle to him. The phrasing and structure of his blues playing is exceptional, and he puts his very soul into every note. You have to have an attitude to play the blues, and Jack has it in spades.”
Blues Revue
"Ah, the sweet sound of Jack Pearson's guitar. He has the kind of sleek tone that thrills straight away, every time.” 
Pulse Magazine
“guitarist Jack Pearson, a Nashville treasure with plenty of slide savvy and tone to spare
Blues Revue
“world-class guitarist Jack Pearson, Nashville’s most unassuming musician.”
Boston Globe
"an outrageously smooth slide guitarist."
Real Blues Magazine
"one of the best blues/rock guitarists on the scene today."
Music Row Magazine
"Anyone who's caught Pearson live knows he can flat burn,"
Music City Blues Bluesletter
“Pearson was nothing short of fabulous throughout the night, whether tearing through sizzling runs or crying out with his medicine bottle slide.”
Hittin' The Note
“There are very few artists with Jack Pearson’s talent and creative skills.” 
Arlen Roth, Gibson.com/News-Lifestyle
"Getting to meet Jack Pearson was particularly amazing...one of the greatest all-around players I had ever encountered....The truth is, I pretty much never saw a more well-rounded player, especially when it came to all genres and all techniques."