Review: What I Can Get by Jack West

It’s always great to hear music from young and new voices. Even better when they take inspiration from classic rock. Today, we’ll be looking at up and coming musician, Jack West. Who by the age only 14 years old is accomplishing so much, performing with Eddie Vedder and now, he’s set to play the BottleRock Festival in Napa Valley, California. He’s just released a new single, “What I Can Get”. Let’s have a listen and learn more about him.

Here he is singing with Eddie Vedder at Pilgrimage Festival in 2017:

Who is Jack West?

Jack West is a 14 year old musician from Rochester, New York who loves 90s grunge and classic rock. His favourite musicians include The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, and Pink Floyd. He’s an introvert who is at his best when he’s alone in his makeshift studio.

He’s been working hard on his upcoming album, produced by Barrett Jones (who has worked with Nirvana and The Foo Fighters), For The Record, which will be out August 2.

On his YouTube channel, you’ll see many covers he’s done since grade 3, when he uploaded his first videos playing guitar. You see a lot of talent at such a young age. As you go to more recent videos, you’ll find him playing original songs at gigs at the age of 11.

On Spotify, you’ll find one other song, “Old Soul”. A title that resonates with me as someone who loves music from a time before I was born… To quote the song “an old soul is who I am”. The opening reminds me a lot of Nirvana with a modern twist and a bit of a talking blues delivery. This song gives the listener a good idea of what Jack West is all about and what they can expect from him in the future.

The New Single

“What I Can Get” has a more acoustic intro and is more downtempo. It has a melancholy kind of feel to it, which is fitting for the roller coaster part of life that is your teenage years. I can definitely picture this song being heard on vinyl when On The Record is released. This single makes me curious as to what will be on the album. It’s a good first impression.

You can follow Jack West on Instagram, Facebook, and his website.

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