Generation of Need
Check out Jack Babineau's debut album of original music and find out what New England audiences already know. There are two things you will always find at a live Jack Babineau show: natural talent and unrestrained energy. And - whether it's after the first song or when then encore is over- they always say the same thing..." I can't believe that guy is only 18 years old." What the audience doesn't know from watching Jack's solo acoustic guitar performances is how he taught himself to play -starting just 4 years ago. It was right around the time he discovered the Dave Matthews Band. He and his family watched the DVD of the Central Park concert on a lazy afternoon and, for Jack, something just clicked. Right around the time Dave was telling his capacity crowd "my mind is blown" Jack's mind was churning with the thought of "I'm going to sit down and learn Grey Street." Jack now draws inspiration from a growing list of singers, bands and musical genres. In his strong, soulful voice, you can pick up strains of DMB, The Rolling Stones, The Allman Brothers, Johnny Cash, Stevie Ray Vaughn, any number of blues singers and new artists such as Paolo Nutini and Jack Johnson. Jack has performed at a variety of New England venues including Newport Blues Cafe, Oak Hill Tavern, The Bull Run, The Stadium Theatre and opened for some great acts such as Devon Allman's Honeytribe as well as John Cafferty. He has also performed on several college radio stations. When Jack covers a well-known song, he always finds the right balance between honoring the original and making it his own. While performing throughout New England, Jack began writing his own songs and playing them alongside some of his classic covers. Audiences responed to his music and the idea for Generation of Need was born. Jack has now stepped out of his comfort zone in live performance and stepped into the studio to record his original music. His lyrics are thoughtful and insightful. No two songs sound the same but there is a unifying theme that becomes obvious in the title track, Generation of Need. Jack's songs speak volumes about being yourself while trying to remain focused on what truly matters in life. This album ebbs and flows with classic pop ballads and powerful rock tunes to funky musical throwbacks. An amazing collaboration of talened musicians, including legendary blues man James Montgomery, make this debut album a must have for your music collection!