Playing at the Rum Boogie Cafe on Beale Street May 2014 Photo: V. Marini


After playing for decades with a mulitude of bands across the country, Reno jack, is about to release his debut album.

New Album LIGHTNING FRIED coming this Spring 

Well over November and December we recorded 15 songs 11 originals and four covers. There are some stellar players on the new album; recorded in various studios from Toronto to Mississippi to Alabama. The fifteen songs cover a range of genres with roots, blues, country folk and jazz. 

Players include; Watermelon Slim, Johnnie Lovesin, Cleave Anderson, Sunday wilde, Rusty McCarthy, Janelle Frost, Robert Hughes, David West and Shelley Coopersmith. Engineers: Gary Vincent (Watermelon Slim) Terry Brooks (Janelle Frost) Robert Hughes,  Rusty McCarthy (All other musicians)

Cleave Anderson

The album has been mixed and is now awaiting mastering and artwork.!!! 

Reno Jack the Bear and Rusty McCarthy

Soft launch date of the new album April 15th 2015.

Thanks to Vinny Marini of Music on the Couch for the great advertisement during this years IBC's in Memphis

Rusty, Cleave and Reno

David West adding colour to the music

Rusty, Sunday and Reno

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