-- "Wide Open Blues" nominated BEST BLUES ALBUM 2014 San Diego Music Awards
-- Multi Award-Winning Band, collecting awards at the Local, State and National levels
-- Western Swing Hall of Fame inductees
Jack City Blues Band's unique musical style, best described as "B. B. King meets Bob Wills," incorporates jump, blues, and western swing into an exciting sound that makes it difficult to sit still and not move your feet. Like a Classic Rock song states, "You Can't Sit Down."
"Our desire is to touch people's lives and make them happy through our music."
The Jack City Blues Band is a Multi Award-Winning band, collecting awards at the Local, State and National levels. Once known as the popular country, blues, and western swing band, Grand Central Station, the band competed with 42 states, winning Band of the Year honors for the Country Music Associations of America at an awards ceremony held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Other awards received by the band members are Entertainer of the Year, Vocalist of the Year, Lead Guitarist, Keyboardist, and Bassist.
Jack and Sandra Naughton are recent Western Swing HALL OF FAME inductees who were honored for their musicianship, and for their significant contributions, dedication and commitment to the preservation and promotion of western swing music.
These same two band members were approached by Creedence Clearwater producer Russ Gary. This meeting led to an original recording project at the House of Blues Studios in Los Angeles where hit albums from such artists as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Keb 'Mo, The Wallflowers, among many others, have been recorded.
Other credits include Show Opener for numerous National Acts including the Marshall Tucker Band, Asleep At The Wheel, Steve Earl, Juice Newton and more; Infomercial Performances, and Live Radio and Television Broadcasts. Their original songs have received airplay in the United States as well as Europe.
To fully experience the Jack City Blues Band you must see them live exhibiting their talents.
Like the man said, "If you don't know the blues, then you don't know Jack!”