This May I fulfilled a life-long dream of mine and saw Jack White at the Ryman! He performed two nights in a row with both his all-female and all-male bands. I witnessed the latter. He inspired a sense of rebellion that I desperately needed, not only through the lyrics and stage presence that I take to heart, but even in the way his band was set up. For instance, his drummer played with all of his drums and symbols tilted away from him. I've heard that Jack loves to make challenges like this for himself, and his band, to keep it interesting and create a new kind of sound.
Being his fourth project, this is more of a solo album for Jack in comparison to his past bands (The White Stripes, The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs). Although he is still writing new songs, his live performances include a multitude of music that die hard fans love. My personal favorites from his performance were “I can tell that we are going to be friends” and “Doorbell.” The ever growing popularity of this musician is due to his catchy rhythms and lyrics that, however simple or complicated they become, always relate to the most basic and important feelings every person has.
Sometimes the stories he sings of are too wild to fit into everyday life, but their meanings still lie within the average person’s emotions. I will never forget that Jack White was a landscaper before he was a rock and roll musician. This inspirational story, as a musician, is as equally emotional for me as his music. Please comment on your feelings about Jack White below!