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Junior Mack

Guitarist and vocalist, Junior Mack, picked up a guitar and taught himself to play at the age of nine.

His soulful style is rooted in gospel and blues. Among his vocal influences are The Soul Stirrers with Sam Cooke and Paul Foster, The Sensational Nightingales with Reverend Julius Cheeks, and Gregg Allman. Inspiration for his guitar playing developed from artists such as Lightnin’ Hopkins, Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Jan Akkerman and Wes Montgomery.

Nominated for a Grammy in 2012 with The Heritage Blues Orchestra, Junior is also member of Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band since 2006 and has sat in or worked with The Allman Brothers Band, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, The Marshall Tucker Band, Robert Randolph, Dickey Betts, Honeyboy Edwards and Cyndi Lauper to name a few.