Artist of the Week: Jack White
Jack White is an American musician, singer-songwriter and producer. Though a multi-instrumentalist, he is one of the most revered and known guitarists alive, thus coming as no surprise being casted with Jimmy Page and The Edge for 2008’s It Might Get Loud epic guitar legend documentary. White is also a well-known music historian, analog recording enthusiast and the founder and owner of the Third Man Records label, store and performance venue in Nashville, Tennessee.
After being responsible for the renaissance of punk blues on both sides of the Atlantic as the frontman of The White Stripes and widen his musical landscapes with The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather, Jack White finally released his first solo album, Blunderbuss, in 2012, a dark and bilious affair that debuted at the top of the Billboard charts. The new and recently released Lazeretto is a busier collection of blues and rock’n’roll songs than his last record, packed with the usual dose of great musical ideas and virtuosity plus a gothic feel that may sound as a novelty to some.
João Pedro da Costa is a web studies scholar and a music fan.