"Let's do something different", was the first statement the entire band agreed upon when forming the band Jackpine. A defining quality of our set list is the dynamic influences from each band member. Jackpine plays cover tunes from country legends Hank Williams and Merle Haggard, roots rock artists Tom Petty and The Gear Daddies, 70's rockers CCR and the Rolling Stones, plus original material and covers in the country/blues category.
Jackpine began in early 2012 the same way many bands originate, with a "Musician Wanted" advertisement. Scott and Jimmy, two seasoned musicians, had gigged locally together over the past few years playing in various bands. Looking to create a new sound and "do something different", they began looking for a guitarist and singer to complete the Jackpine roster. Ben Austin, having spent the last 6 years playing in Chicago and now living in Marquette, was seeking the same thing....to try a new sound with a band not afraid to take risks. After a successful 2012, Jackpine began seeking additional band members to further enhance their sound and diversify their set list. Two extraordinarily talented musicians, Matt and Lauren, were officially added to the Jackpine lineup in January 2013. Now playing as a 5-piece, Jackpine is currently booking gigs across the Upper Peninsula and surrounding areas.