Songwriter Musician and Storyteller
About Jack

Jack Pledge

The Entertainer

Award winning Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist and Entertainer, Jack Pledge is an expatriate Texan living is Oz for the last 20 years following a 13 year stint in Canada . In Canada, Jack worked in a variety of Country, Country/Rock, and Rock and Roll bands including various incarnations of his own band, 3 years with Jerry Palmer's Lovin' Country (working with Jerry, Carol Baker, Gary Buck, and the late, Ray Smith), 4 years with the highly acclaimed Country Show Band, Sundown. He has also appeared with numerous American artists including Charlie Pride and Jerry Jeff Walker.

Since his arrival in Oz, he has appeared with Anne Kirkpatrick, Reg Lindsay, Lucky Starr and Lonnie Lee, to name a few; and has become a regular feature at the Tamworth Country Music Festival as band leader for the Anne Conway Show. In addition to his credits as guitar player and band leader, his songs have been recorded by, among others, Ian B. MacLeod, Lee Brittain, the late Alan Hawking, and country/rock star, James Blundell.

Although his background is primarily in country music, his repertoire is as eclectic and wide ranging as his tastes and includes the music of the Beatles, Elton John, Mark Knopfler, James Taylor, Wilson Pickett, Roy Orbison, Roy Head, Del Shannon, Dusty Springfield, Jimmy Buffet and The Eagles, to name a few, as well as a selection of his own songs.

In addition to his extensive solo bookings (The Sydney Sundancer being one of his regular bookings), Jack is currently playing with The Renegades, the new Country/Rock band who are taking the Sydney 50's and Country dance scene by storm. In the recording studio he is dividing his time between various production jobs and work on his own project, a third album of original songs. His first two albums, Songs About Cowboys And Drugstores (Pinewood Records, 1991), and It Must Be Love (Outback Records, 1995) are currently available at his personal appearances and in selected Record Stores.

Jack believes that entertaining is supposed to be fun so his first job is to make his audience feel like his guests as he weaves his musical magic. Come and experience the Jack Pledge Show for yourself and we are certain you will come away entertained and satisfied.



CD's Available

CD - Going South

Going South

CD - Unsuccessful Outlaw

An Unsuccessful Outlaw