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Jack White Is The Man

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Jack White is a new age King Midas; everything he touches turns to gold. But with Jack White it is not some arbitrary fairytale super power that grants him the ability to create this beauty, it is his astonishing level of talent.

I can tell you now, I am proud to be a Jack White fan boy. I loved him in The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, his contributions to ‘Rome’, and now in his solo role. His label, Third Man Records, is pumping out amazing music on a near weekly basis. His stable of musicians is astonishing, and his one-off “cameo” albums/songs with big names, such as Tom Jones and Beck are wonderful. And he is always breaking through walls when it comes to distribution of music and merchandise, and creation of the unique. Jack White is an army, and he is unstoppable.

For those of you lucky enough to have tickets to his sold-out solo show at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre this coming Sunday, you are in for a real treat – show information. Looking at some of the set lists from the shows leading up to this, Mr.White is playing a bevy of songs from throughout his career, from the acts he has been involved in.

I have seen Jack play 8 times in my life. He owns the stage, and pours everything he is into the performance. But he does it with a touch of class and a certain je ne sais quoi, that makes him so intensely captivating.

With the release of the much-anticipated Blunderbuss album, the last questions about Mr. White were answered. Could he succeed on his own? Was he just surrounded with talent, or was he the shining star? Well the verdict is in, and he is sitting at the top of the heap. He is succeeding and he is the shining star.

I am really looking forward to the show on Sunday. I have my ticket, which I bought from the Third Man Records club, The Vault. I am going to be in the “mini-pit” area, absorbing every moment of the night. To Mr.White I just want to say thank you, for what I am sure is going to be my favorite concert of the year.

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