Brian Jack and the Zydeco Gamblers
Brian Jack was born August 10, 1979 to Eugene and Geneva Jack. At an early age he discovered his love for music. While watching his uncle’s Zydeco band, he realized that was the style of music he wanted to play.
At 13 years of age Brian mowed lawns and recycled cans to help save for his first instrument, the guitar. For two summer vacations he would go to his uncle’s house in LeBeau, LA for lessons. Returning to Texas after the second summer, his musical career shifted into first gear.
He joined his uncle’s band and performed in it for a year. As time passed, Brian discovered his love of the accordion. He bought one at the age of fifteen and in three months was playing the instrument and had formed his first band.
Ten years later, Brian has achieved more success than ever before. He and his band, Brian Jack and the Zydeco Gamblers, have released four CDs. Each of them has been successful in the Zydeco market.
Brian Jack has performed in many major events like, The Original Zydeco Jamm in Crosby, TX; Big Easy Festival in Sparks, NY; Plasaiance Festival, Plasaiance, LA; Ft. Lauderdale Cajun and Zydeco Festival, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Gator by the Bay, San Diego, CA and many more. Brian has also been on television shows like Texas Justice; Swamp Bayou Road, The Travel Channel’s new fall show Road Trip, morning news shows, and Cayette’s Hot Wings T.V. and Radio Commercial. Brian has toured the west and east coast leaving everyone with sweaty shirts and big smiles of satisfaction on their faces from the great times they’ve had.
Brian Jack and the Zydeco Gamblers include: Brian Jack, lead vocals, accordion and harmonica; Ben Black, lead guitar; Jody Lemelle, washboard and back vocals; Emerson Jackson, bass; and Jhavic Branch, drums.