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Born and raised in the Twin Cities, Klatt dropped out of college to see the world, busking his way from San Francisco to Spain before returning home with a new focus on songcraft and fingerstyle technique. He quickly put together a backing combo and began playing out across the Midwest, lighting up barrooms, saloons, clubs, and festival stages with his signature approach towards the country blues form. Since then, Jack has toured the country and now presents his new album, IT AIN’T THE SAME.
IT AIN’T THE SAME sees Jack Klatt affirming American roots music’s contemporary credence with devotion, depth, and his own distinct worldview. Produced by Klatt at Chicago’s Reliable Recorders, the album evinces a more creative approach to the studio than his previous outings while still staying true to the simplicity and spirit of traditional Americana.
“…his earnest, unhurried crooning
brings a warm glow to the unpretentious It Ain’t the Same…” – No Depression
The singer-guitarist is joined in his efforts by a skilled set of session superstars, including The Deslondes’ John James Tourville on electric guitar and pedal steel, bassist Casey McDonough (NRBQ), and Alex Hall (JD McPherson, Robbie Fulks) on drums, percussion, keys and engineering, with harmony vocals from The Cactus Blossoms’ Page Burkum. Songs like the supple “I’ll Never Let You Down” and the coolly confident “World Shaker” offer ample evidence of Klatt’s increasing prowess and power, melding his early punk influences with the vast gamut of Americana styles to craft a robust, impossible-to-categorize collection that, as its title suggests, is both brand new and something special indeed.