Watch List: Marvel At Jack Broadbent's Soulful Slide/Blues
There is nothing that we like more here at Next2Shine than the kind of talent that needs little more than an instrument and microphone to make an impression. So when we came across the raw minimalism of U.K. folk/blues artist Jack Broadbent last year, we were soon in the thrall of his magnetic appeal. Combining the brooding, soulful emotion of his raspy vocal with an effortlessly fascinating facility on the slide guitar, he conjured up a musical sensibility that was compellingly woe betide in its world-weary musing and bluesy heart-ache.
Unsurprising, then, to find that he has gathered an appreciative fan base across the U.K. and Europe through the power of his live show and the many viral videos to be found on YouTube of his exhilarating busking. With recent shows in New York at revered venues such as Rockwood Music Hall and Highline Ball Room, and an enthusiastic endorsement from the legendary Bootsy Collins, Broadbent continues to prove that nothing beats the true power and passion of art and music that comes from the deepest parts of the heart and soul.
Videos courtesy of John Murphy.