2020 Talent Trust Recipient
On Friday, February 28, 2020, it was announced that Jack Barksdale was the 2020 Bugle Boy Foundation Founder's Choice Talent Trust award recipient! Jack joined Grammy nominee John Fullbright on stage during a sold out show for a rendition of Townes Van Zandt's "White Freight Liner Blues". Fullbright, the 2012 recipient of the Talent Trust, "passed the torch" to Barksdale at this memorable performance.
Jack Barksdale is a 12-year-old singer/songwriter from Texas. Inspired by folk, rock and blues legends Jack started performing original music at the age of nine and has already shared the stage with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Bruce Robison, John Fullbright and Hayes Carll.
June 2019 Jack released a live album recorded at famed Niles City Sound in Fort Worth, TX. September 2018 Jack released his debut EP “Revival.”
Jack tours nationally and wows audiences with lyrics wise beyond his years. Jack plays guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, mandolin, piano and ukulele, but identifies first and foremost as a songwriter.
Jack will soon release a new album with partial support from the Bugle Boy Foundation. Stay tuned.