Tragic Jack - Slowdown - Front Room729 North 14th Street Omaha,NE
09/28/2018 9:00 PM - 09/28/2018 11:00 PM
Tragic Jack is a Nebraska based project from songwriters Charles Hull and Marty Amsler. Exploring broken relationships, sordid characters, and unfortunate events, Tragic Jack delivers original Rock/Pop songs performed with conviction and groove.
"...a predominantly piano-driven sound that combines characteristics of Amsler’s indie rock and Hull’s blues, with straightforward song structures, bouncy piano and guitar progressions and Hull’s emphatic, Jagger-esque vocals." Daily Nebraskan
The project was born in the summer of 2013, when Hull and Amsler began writing together on Sunday afternoons at Silver Street Studio in Ashland, Nebraska. Amsler, fresh off a one-time reunion show with his former major label band The Millions, was interested in developing new material and getting back on the stage. Hull, owner of Silver Street Records, was keen to advance years of songwriting and production into a live band with a big sound.
"Their balanced pop-rock melodies ride through keys, guitar and cello. Hull’s vocals are rich and blues centered, with lyrics full of romance and conviction. " - KZUM 89.3
Over the next three years and many Sunday afternoons, Hull and Amsler slowly crafted a diverse catalog of original songs flavored by the Rock, Soul, Gospel, Jazz, Indie, and Pop influences of the writing duo.
“...their dynamic range really sets them apart. They’re not a one volume, one type of song/sound type of band.” Eli Mardock, Owner and Talent Buyer at The Royal Grove.
In the summer of 2016, Hull and Amsler rounded out the Tragic Jack live sound with the addition Lance Lehman on guitar and Brent Vignery on drums. The group recorded their debut album ‘Glasshouse Town’ in the spring of 2018 with plans for a fall release.
He is best known for his genuine performances, tear-jerking stories and his seductive tenor voice. His music can be described as a cross between Neil Young and Jeff Buckley. Brad is currently preparing to enter the studio to record his ninth album.
Brad Hoshaw began writing and performing when he was 16 years old. He has shared the stage with countless National touring acts including Black Francis, Bright Eyes, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Gomez, Cursive, Lucero and Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers. Winner of five Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards, Brad Hoshaw has composed music for National Public Radio as well as independent theater and film. He is also a booking agent for the Junkstock festival, and founder of the Benson Songwriter Exchange.