Jack Barksdale has been called a “musical phenomenon” (Buddy Magazine) a “Texas force" (Paper City Magazine) “a singer-songwriter well beyond his years” (Baton Rouge Advocate) an "old soul” (Fort Worth Weekly) and “amazing to watch” (DFW.com). Texas Homegrown Radio said, “He might just be Townes Van Zandt reincarnated.”
Jack Barksdale is a 12-year-old singer/songwriter from Texas. Inspired by folk, rock, and blues legends, Jack started performing original music at the age of nine and has already shared the stage with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Bruce Robison, Will Kimbrough, and Hayes Carll.
June 2019 Jack released a live album recorded at famed Niles City Sound in Fort Worth, TX. Last September, Jack released his debut EP, Revival.
Jack tours nationally and wows audiences with lyrics wise beyond his years. Jack plays guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, mandolin, piano, and ukulele, but identifies first and foremost as a songwriter.
His musical influences include Lead Belly, Howlin’ Wolf, Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Johnny Cash, The Carter Family, and Willie Nelson.