This month Great White vocalist Jack Russell and guitarist Robbie Lochner embark on a series of acoustic performances, and the duo kicked it all off in Arvada, Colorado, a bedroom community of Denver, on November 30.
I am not a big fan of acoustic music as a rule. I am the type that likes loud rock ‘n’ roll; in your face, with guitars, drums and the whole band rocking out. However, I was excited to see Jack Russell in his first acoustic show of his tour. I never got the chance to see Great White in concert. I had heard that Jack sounds the same live as he does on his albums, so I was looking forward to hearing him sing and witnessing for myself if this statement were true.
When Russell and Lochner hit the stage last night at Jammin Joes, the minute Jack sang that first note I was blown away. I was not expecting to hear this incredible and unique voice from this man, and to be able to experience this in an acoustic setting was the highest point of the night.
Jack was very witty and he had the whole crowd laughing and singing along with him. Observing Jack and Robbie playing together, you can see the working relationship these two have built and they make a great acoustic combo. They tore through a lively set which included classic Great White material like “Wasted Rock Ranger”, “Save Your Love”, “Face the Day” and “Once Bitten, Twice Shy”. They also gave us brilliant covers such as “Going to California” by Led Zeppelin and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” by the Rolling Stones.
After the show I had an opportunity to meet Jack and Robbie; the both of them are down to earth and appreciate their fans. Thanks to Mr. Jack Russell and Robbie Lochner I am now sold on the acoustic setting.