A child of the new music paradigm, Jack Conte has been jabbing at the acoustic world with electronic punches for years. With the release of the VideoSongs and the Sleep in Color EP, the buzz is starting to build for the third West Coast Tour this March.
The Bay Area native has influences that range from Danny Elfman to Bjork to Chopin, and as a child, whether he was listening to his father playing Bill Evans tunes on the piano or his mother singing old Cole Porter standards, Jack found himself immersed in sound. His live show springs from this diverse spectrum of styles, and it involves multiple keyboards, guitars, jerry-rigged drum pads, and an occasional accordion, all glued together with thumping beats and in-your-face electronics.
As a member of one of the first generations to grow up with computers on demand, Jack comments, “This is a music revolution, and it’s everyone that’s making it happen. It’s the fans, it’s the musicians, it’s the blogging sites, it’s the programmers who make the blogging sites, it’s everyone.”