Jack Black Discovers Bluegrass

by | 11 Jan, 2009

Brisbane Courier Mail

Jack Black may have been schooled in rock, but now he’d like to sing at the Grand Ole Opry with his wife’s family – who recently turned him on to bluegrass music.

The actor-musician energetically sings the traditional tune Old Joe Clark with his father-in-law Charlie Haden on Haden’s Grammy-nominated CD Rambling Boy.

I wasn’t sure what to expect because I haven’t recorded or really sung any old songs like that before, bluegrass style, but it came very naturally and I cranked it out in two takes,” said Black, who grew up in the Los Angeles area.
There was something in the music that I think struck a chord in my DNA. I think I’ve got some hillbilly in my roots. … I’m already practising my square dancing if we play the Grand Ole Opry.

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