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Jack Adkins – American Sunset

Jack Adkins, the creative force behind the moniker Jamin’ Jack, has a multifaceted musical journey that began in the mid-’60s in Cincinnati. Initially cutting his musical teeth in garage bands like the Coachmen, Adkins would later embark on a decade-long journey as Jamin’ Jack, the One Man Band, from 1983 to 1993.
A pivotal moment unfolded in the early ’80s when, at the age of 36, Adkins walked into London Music studio in Tampa to record his debut LP, “American Sunset.” This album, distinguished by its evocative portrayal of the West’s decline, emerged as a defining piece in Adkins’s musical repertoire. Its sonic landscape, characterized by guitars and drum machines, resonates with a familiar and poignant atmosphere.
The subsequent decade witnessed Adkins assuming the persona of Jamin’ Jack, the One Man Band, embarking on an extensive ten-year tour. Adapting to a corporate presentation style, he not only refined his musical craft but also mastered the art of bantering and entertaining, overcoming his initial shyness.
During this nomadic period, Adkins carried the master tapes of “American Sunset” with him on the road. In a poetic expression of his transient lifestyle, he pressed LPs and tapes in Houston, selling them directly at various venues. The album, at its zenith, serves as a sonic backdrop to the lonesome and transient life on the road, encapsulating the essence of a nation seemingly heading into the sunset.
“American Sunset” stands as a must-listen for enthusiasts of Trans-era Neil Young and the dystopian vibes reminiscent of Repo Man, offering a captivating musical narrative that echoes the spirit of its time. Neofolk electronica? we’re not sure, but its just amazing! Only 500 units of this “sunset” coloured vinyl will ever exist. You waited 40 years for this anniversary meeting, so don’t blow it, buy it!

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