Jack Tannehill is a unique singer/songwriter with a unique way of writing songs, of looking at the world and of expressing himself. He also possesses a signature honey 'n gravel voice that sets him apart from anyone else you've heard and that also adds credence to his lyrics and to the passion of his vocals.
If you like Bob Dylan, Steve Forbert, Neil Young and similar artists you'll no doubt find the original sound of Jack Tannehill to your liking as well.
Jack has been around for a while. His first album was released on vinyl with his partner Brad Jarvis and was called "Tannehill-Jarvis"
In 1995 Jack released his first independent solo album on CD titled "GREATEST HINTS"
The Newark Star Ledger featured a review of this album by Jay Lustig. Jay said in that review: "Painfully honest lines appear in virtually every song, making GREATEST HINTS an album that grabs a listeners attention. Equally important though is Tannehill's voice. He is in his 30's but he sounds twice as old singing in a weathered rasp that adds weight to his stories. Jack Tannehill's new album is fullof 'strikingly candid sentiments'. Judging by this album, Tannehill truly deserves to go further with his solo endeavors"
Since Greatest Hints 3 other CDs have been released and a 4th is planned.
Jack plays at local gigs in the northwest New Jersey area occassionally crossing statelines into neighboring Pennsylvania and New York. Jack also plans to play in Florida in 2004
Among Jack's influences we could mention Hank Williams Sr., Jim Croce, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, Steve Forbert and others. Does Jack sound like any of these -- NO! Although some say he sounds like Steve Forbert.
To Jack's credit other singer/songwriters praise his abilities:
Eddy Free says "I am so blown away. You reach down deep and pour it out. I am very moved."
William Kitchens an accomplished songwriter wrote: "Man...I don't write too many artists. I was just checking some stuff out from some people who had my stuff on their stations and found your stuff. Anyway, I'm listening to your music (stuff) right now and feel like music is OK again. Thanks for being!
Singer/songwriter Serena Matthews says, "I can't remember the last time I have felt so high listening to a song. Your talent bedazzles me. How could I never have heard of you before?? It's an injustice to the world that more people don't know about you.