Ragtime' Jack has been performing for more than 30 years. He is a master of traditional country blues and ragtime & stride piano, and a powerful singer/songwriter, as well as songs from the "Great American songbook." He also accompanies himself on the guitar and fiddle.
Jack was inducted into the Old-Time Music Association Hall of Fame in 2014.
Jack's performances always include a lot of uplifting wit, historical anecdotes and connections with local lore, wherever he performs. His background in journalism amplifies a lifelong quest for the cultural framework of his music and the places he performs.
He was a fixture on the coffeehouse circuit in the late 60s and early 70s. His band 'The New Viper Revue' pushed the genre envelopes of blues, folk, country, rock 'n' roll and jazz from 1972 to 1976. Jack resumed his solo career in 1977, then teamed up with reed player Al Oliveira in 1983. He retired from the music business, except for occasional local engagements, in 1987 to raise his sons and work as a newspaper editor. Now he's back to his music fulltime, directing Wepecket Island Records, touring, and recording his own music, producing other artists' recordings and touring nationally.