Jack Broadbent at Biscuit and Blues, by Ria Burman
Jack Broadbent (photo: Ria Burman)

Photos and words by Ria Burman

Jack Broadbent played a one-off show at Biscuits and Blues Wednesday night, stopping off for a solo show in the city’s sweetest blues venue before heading back on tour, opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd and Peter Frampton.

Nestled between two guitars and sitting on an amp standing sideways for a stool, Jack Broadbent’s simple setup set the stage for a cozy, commendable show, covering Hendrix and paying homage to John Lee Hooker. Using a whiskey flask as a slide and anger-twanging his way through original songs, Jack Broadbent is a stormy charge of cheek and charm.

If you’ve yet to hear Jack Broadbent, check out “Woman” from the new album Portrait, “Big Black Boat” from the 2015 album Along The Trail of Tears and “Evolution” from the 2013 album Public Annoucement.