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      Everything's Gonna Be Alright
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    HANDSOME JACK TO RELEASE THEIR NEW LP “EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT” OCTOBER 19, 2018 VIA ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECCORDS

    Hailing from Lockport NY, Handsome Jack plays a powerful and emotional fusion of boogie soul rock n roll that has earned the admiration of fellow rock travelers such as Chris Robinson (CRB, Black Crowes), Zachary Gabbard (Buffalo Killers), and Ben McLeod of All Them Witches, who produced their new record.

    On Everything’s Gonna Be Alright the trio digs deeper into its soulful influences, brilliantly bringing back to life the classic sounds of Chicago, Memphis and Muscle Shoals, all rolled into one timeless record of American rock music for a new generation.

    Handsome Jack is Jamison Passuite (guitar/vocals), Joey Verdonselli (bass/vocals), and Bennie Hayes (drums/vocals).

    Handsome Jack’s new album “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” will be available October 19th on Limited Edition Vinyl, CD, digital and streaming formats via Alive Naturalsound Records.

    FOR MORE INFO ON HANDSOME JACK:
    https://www.facebook.com/handsomejackband

    FOR MORE INFO ON ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS:
    http://www.alive-records.com

    FOR MEDIA & INTERVIEW REQUESTS:
    Tony Bonyata
    Pavement PR
    e: tony[AT]pavementpr.com
    http://pavementpr.com

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    2014 Press Release for Handsome Jack’s Do What Comes Naturally album

    Some people call it a vibe and some people call it a groove. We call it boogie soul. It’s the sound of Handsome Jack on their new album Do What Comes Naturally. Produced by Zachary Gabbard of the Buffalo Killers and featuring Bob Nave (of the legendary Lemon Pipers) on Hammond organ, among others, the music of this album seamlessly flows through deep, dark mid-tempo boogies, smoky upbeat burners and soulful feel-good rockers all with a natural ease.

    Handsome Jack hails from Buffalo, NY and began as a blues garage-rock band. After high school they moved out of the garage and developed their sound into a natural soulful boogie that remains rooted in raw blues. They’ve shared the stage with The Sheepdogs, Blue Cheer, Gov’t Mule, J. Geils, The Hold Steady and Robert Randolph to name a few.

    Handsome Jack’s Do What Comes Naturally will be available October 7, 2014 on CD, digital and limited edition colored vinyl through Alive Naturalsound Records.

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    FOR MORE INFO ON HANDSOME JACK:
    https://www.facebook.com/handsomejackband

    FOR MORE INFO ON ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS:
    http://www.alive-records.com

    FOR MEDIA & INTERVIEW REQUESTS:
    Tony Bonyata
    Pavement PR
    e: tony@pavementpr.com
    http://pavementpr.wpengine.com

    HANDSOME JACK’S MUSIC VIDEO “KEEP ON” 

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    HANDSOME JACK RECORDING ON THE SPIRE MOBILE RECORDING UNIT (PT 1)

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  • HERE’S WHAT THE CRITICS HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT HANDSOME JACK:

    • “This record is probably more fun than the first Black Crowes record—which from an influence/aesthetics standpoint, it oddly evokes—and were it to bear a Harvest Records imprint and a 1970 copyright date, no one would bat an eye. Which must mean it’s really good. – Dave DiMartino / ROLLING STONE
    • [9/10 stars] “Great stuff.” – Henry Yates, CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
    • “The best rock ‘n’ roll album of 2018. The Robinson bros. might have killed The Black Crowes, but the spirit of the band breathes through these guys.” ~Kevin Broughton, FARCE THE MUSIC
    • “Handsome Jack's versatility is impressive. With their tight harmonies, and willingness to experiment with tone and beat, they transcend the limitations of a power trio, creating a surprisingly complete album. It rocks in a familiar way but by focusing on songs rather than jams, Handsome Jack have created a genuinely interesting album.” - Steven Ovadia, NO DEPRESSION
    • “Soulful Lockport rockers Handsome Jack new video ‘Keep On’ is some glorious old school rock’n’roll tomfoolery, with a little cheap Elvis, zonked out Monkees, and Dukes Of Hazzard disregard for the law, DNA genespliced onto the jam’s seriously dank guitar riffs, bluesy swagger, sweet southern harmonies, and Jamison Passuite’s hard living and gritty lead vocals. It’s fun and trashy but soulful as hell.” – Cliff Parks, BUFFA BLOG
    • "Sometimes all you really need when you’re down about a failing relationship is a straightforward heartbreak song. 'Got It Bad' by Handsome Jack, which we have the pleasure of premiering today, is just that sort of remedy. It’s yearning instrumentals and from-the-heart lyrics are all about the bittersweet feeling of being in a dysfunctional relationship and turning a blind eye because as they say, you’ve just 'got it bad.' - Matt Matasci, MXDWN
    • “American rock music, baby, through and through. American rock music. That implies, quite correctly, elements of blues and soul, some boogie and a host of ‘secret ingredients’ gleaned from the sounds of Chicago, Memphis and Muscle Shoals. The band and their music is well-worth your time and comes with as high a recommendation as I can offer.” - Marc Michael, THE PULSE
    • “Handsome Jack deliver blues rock with a whole lot of boogie. Their music is powerful and emotional but above all; they bring it with attitude.” - BLACK BULL BLUES
    • “… slow burning, hazy retro-garage rock” – Cory Perla, THE PUBLIC
    • "Guitarist Jamison Passuite summons up John Fogerty with his rich and resonant vocal on opening track ‘Keep On’; other places he echoes Southern rock and Stax soul. Throw in some Delta blues and the rest of this sure-footed, grooving album doesn’t stray far from the inspirational well." - The Barman, I-94 BAR
    • “… make us think more of Muscle Shoals circa 1969 than New York in 2018, and that’s just fine by us.” – Polly Glass, LOUDER SOUND / CLASSIC ROCK
    • “Handsome Jack sounds like the band that just moved in next door from 1971. The retro-minded trio returns with ‘City Girls,’ a countrified bit of rock 'n' roll that could have crawled from FM radio in its dawning moments, slithered right out of your speakers and into your record collection. With zero pretention and 100 percent dedication Handsome Jack has built a loyal following with its no frills live shows and songs that speak to the heart of everyone.” – Jedd Beaudoin - POPMATTERS
    • “Handsome Jack fill a void left by the break-up of the Black Crowes, Nothing sounds forced on Everything’s Gonna Be Alright, as vintage songwriting and wide-ranging diversity seem to come naturally to them. And those raspy, passionate vocals are somehow both endearing and dangerous.” - Peter Lindblad, ELMORE MAGAZINE
    • “While upholding the classic sounds of rockers enjoying the blues, there’s nothing overtly retro about the band, other than the good old feelings they conjure up. They’re more like onetime label mates the Black Keys inciting something unpretentious and solid.” – Roger Catlin, THE VINYL DISTRICT
    • “If you like your blues rock with no shortage of attitude, this may be just what you've been looking for.” - Mark Deming, ALL MUSIC
    • “This record rules. It’s an album for people who want stanky, swampy, dirty boogie. This one’s a keeper; trust us. You want standout tracks? Try all of ‘em.” – PERFORMER MAGAZINE
    • “No pretense, no skinny pants, no Swatches to be seen. This is your dad’s rock and roll. And your dad was cooler than you.” - GLORIOUS NOISE
    • “Buffalo boogie band recalls greasy '70s stoner stuff — Allman Brothers et al. — on debut album.” - MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL
    • “The music of this album seamlessly flows through deep dark mid-tempo boogies, smoky upbeat burners and soulful feel-good rockers all with a natural ease… damn catchy.” - GLIDE MAGAZINE
    • “… wonderful album.” - THE EVIL ENGINEER
    • “… a mix of Kings of Leon, Canned Heat and The Buffalo Killers, there's also an appreciated amount of grime too. The Creedence Clearwater Revival sort of grime. Do What Comes Naturally hits with blues fused rock and roll that truly grips you.” – THWART
    • “Produced by Zachary Gabbard of Buffalo Killers, Handsome Jack has captured a truly authentic Southern soul style that is equally as smoky as it is reeling and ready to boogie.” - A JOURNAL OF MUSICAL THINGS
    • “Handsome Jack’s ‘Do What Comes Naturally’ is elevated garage rock from a garage in which we’d all be lucky to hang.” - THE HORN
    • “Buffalo-based bluesy rockers Handsome Jack sizzle on ‘Do What Comes Naturally’ – PITTSBURGH IN TUNE