Jack O' The Clock: "How Are We Doing and Who Will Tell Us?"
CD - Jack O' The Clock: "How Are We Doing and Who Will Tell Us?"
The Oakland band Jack O' The Clock brings a quietly giddy sort of energy to the intersection of American folk songwriting and experimental music. The group's sound, a jangly mix of concert-hall agility, acoustic rock drive, and junk shop scouring, is characterized by tight vocal harmonies and intricate arrangements for unusual combinations of instruments made possible by the varied musical experience and multi-instrumentalism of its five members, who have played everything from new music to art metal to fingerstyle folk to free improvisation, sometimes in the same concert. Jack O' The Clock's recordings go beyond the group's live sound to incorporate bits of on-location percussion, found sounds, clandestinely recorded monologues, city noise, and various birds and insects, as well as a number of guest musicians and singers.
Damon Waitkus - voice, guitar, hammer dulcimer, banjo, piano, pianet, flute, percussion, production
Emily Packard - 5 string and baritone violins, viola, banjo, psaltery, melodica, musical saw
Kate McLoughlin - bassoon, voice, flute, recorder
Jason Hoopes - bass, voice, piano
Jordan Glenn - drums, percussion, accordion
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