Unplugged By Jack

Unplugged By Jack: Zack Sloan

May 24, 2017

Unplugged By Jack: Zack Sloan

Zack Sloan has a PHD in music from Julliard. Well, not really, but his playful tone was convincing, almost.

Sloan got his start playing music as a kid growing up with a name familiar to Unplugged fans, The Maness Brothers.

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May 24, 2017

Unplugged By Jack : May Edition

April and March Unplugged By Jack have been incredible shows. We're so excited to see how truly different this third edition can be.  If you know of a musician you'd love to see featured, email us at unplugged@byjack.com

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Unplugged By Jack: Irene Allen

April 26, 2017

Unplugged By Jack: Irene Allen

A voice that can stop you in your tracks, Irene Allen is as St. Louis as they get when it comes to the music scene.

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Unplugged By Jack: Emily Wallace

April 26, 2017

Unplugged By Jack: Emily Wallace

"I was always drawn to music, I was constantly singing, even as a little kid. Just couldn't help it."

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Unplugged By Jack: Hillary Fitz

April 26, 2017

Unplugged By Jack: Hillary Fitz

As I sit at my desk with the light rain misting up my office windows towards the end of the day, my phone rings with a Farmington, Missouri number on it. I pick it up and a little ray of sunshine comes through the speakerphone. It is Hillary Fitz.

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Where are they now: Unplugged March Edition

April 17, 2017

Where are they now: Unplugged March Edition

If you missed Unplugged By Jack: March Edition, you missed an amazing night. A night filled with friends and drink and laughter and most of all music. We made some new friends and appreciate the old, but we thank all of you.

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Unplugged By Jack: Brother Lee & The Leather Jackals

March 29, 2017

Unplugged By Jack: Brother Lee & The Leather Jackals

“Leave the bottle,” Josh Eaker asks the bar man, sounding so hip, but his manners betray him.  “I’ve always wanted to say that before, thanks for making a dream come true.”

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Unplugged By Jack: The Maness Brothers

March 27, 2017

Unplugged By Jack: The Maness Brothers

For those familiar with the southern jazz and rock scene in St. Louis, the name Maness Brothers comes as no surprise. And yet, when you ask Jake and David what got them into music, they just shrug their shoulders and say, “Family.”

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The Day Chuck Berry Died

March 20, 2017

The Day Chuck Berry Died

This weekend Chuck Berry died.


The news popped up on my phone, a square notification, no different then an incoming message or a celebratory notification about a favorite sports team winning.

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Unplugged By Jack: Chris Slone

March 15, 2017

Unplugged By Jack: Chris Slone

A deep voice breaks through the clinking of glasses and shuffling of chairs in the local brewery he frequently entertains. Chris Slone is name well known in his local community, the small town of Du Quoin, located about 90 miles outside of St. Louis in southern Illinois.

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