Foot stomping rhythms and raucous slide guitar interweave with soulful gospel roots and balladry. The Southern Gothic tunes of Jhett Black draw from years of experience on the road with underground folk rock band, Gleewood, and his passion for American roots music.
Somewhere between teaching himself slide guitar behind the chicken coop of a New Mexico ranch house and an endless sea of dive bars, the blues found their way into the young man’s heart and pours back out with the passionate performance of an older soul.
Jhett proudly represented San Angelo, Texas at the 2022 International Blues Challenge and took 2nd place in the solo/duo category. His album, Roots, is charting in acoustic blues and blues album international radio charts.
The internationally received songwriter draws from deep sources such as Lead Belly and Howlin’ Wolf, while illustrating ballads with lyrical nods to storytellers like Johnny Cash, and Nick Cave. The Southern Gothic sound includes foot stomping rhythms and raucous slide guitar interwoven with soulful gospel roots and balladry. Jhett Black is an emerging blues artist with his album, Roots, at the top of blues music charts, and International Blues Challenge winner, 2nd place in the solo/duo category, 2022. Nominated blues single of the year with New Mexico Music Awards 2022, including multiple nominated and award winning records in rock and blues. Debut album, Roots, hit #1 on Roots Music Report for national and international blues radio charts and held in the top 10 for 31 weeks on acoustic blues music.