from the vault
Jack Semple at Minstrel Cafe in 2009
brilliant display of virtuosity
by Miles Overn - 2009
Uncovering gems from the eiKelowna Music Vault
Jack Semple brought his trio to Kelowna and delivered another brilliant display of virtuosity wrapped in an absolute love of performing to a sold out Minstrel Cafe & Bar.
This was the first time I had seen him perform live, but many of my musician friends told me that he was incredible, even comparing him to my personal guitar hero, Robben Ford. I was more than a little bit sceptical going to this show.
One show was all it took, though. The man is massively talented and the trio epitomized the whole blues trio vibe. I have seen him many times since, and he never disappoints.
Read the review below. See if it brings back some memories for you if you were there, or if it makes you wish you had been. Semple played with the fire and abandon that he is known for, and the band grooved all the way into the next week.
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