You get all of Jill Jack in a performance - her blend of folk and rock traditions, her open humor. Jill harbors little of her process from her audience -- each concert is about opening a window and shining a light into her songwriting, leading inevitably to the intense relationship with her fans. Her career is founded on folk’s best idea - that there’s a shared knowing between artist and audience.
Jill 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. As well 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. 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.