Americana singer/songwriter Papa Jack Couch, who released Meriwetherlast year to much acclaim, and is working on his next album, Witness Tree, is planning a listening party at legendary Eddie’s Attic on Thursday, August 15. His music ponders life with endearing Southern wisdom as he performs originals forged over long years of two-lane blacktops, with direct influences reaching back to Gram Parsons and Johnny Cash. He brings fresh perspective to the age-old themes; life of the soul, pain of the heart. Atlanta’sBrian Revelsproduced Meriwether, andMicah Cadwellproduced and played lead guitar on both albums. Papa Jack and his band, The Standard Electric Irregulars will perform at 6:30 on August 15 at Eddie’s Attic.
Papa Jack, who pastors a church on Sunday mornings, regularly 'preaches' to very different congregations at nightwhen plays his unique sound to crowds in renowned music rooms such as Eddie’s Attic, Hard Rock Café, Smith’s Olde Bar, Redlight Café, Crimson Moon, and Kat’s Café.With a voice of Tupelo honey over burnt sourdough, and a rhythm playing style -- on a battered ‘59 hockshop Martin -- just good enough to forestall eviction, his performances are always saved by inventive, insightful writing and an amazing range of observation. Along the way, he creates a one-of-a-kind sound that borrows rhythm and style from a hodgepodge of lifelong influences.
After spending his formative years all over Georgia, Florida and Alabama, and having survived two separate invasions of Nashville, most of his life has played out in Southeast Georgia’s endless pines and mysterious swamplands. He now lives in Meriwether County, and loves nothing more than coming to town and playing hard won, hand carved music.