Jack Edery has been loving and playing blues longer than he can remember. He has lived and played in New York, Chicago and Austin before settling in South East Texas. His sound reflects a gumbo of styles . Blues is the roux, but in the mix there is some rock and roll, country as well as some other secret spices to please his audience. Jack is a man of many names. Some call him Chicago Jack. Some call him L'Amant, some call him Ultrasuede. He has no idea why or how he got all these names but he is certain that he will put on the best show he can . Accompanying him on this musical excursion is funky drummer Robert Asap Smith and rock solid ace of bass Jason Rasgard. Sue Pierce will round out the group and fill in the gaps with her amazing keyboard and vocal skills.
w a t c h v i d e o :
g e n r e : Blues, Rock
m e m b e r s : Jack Edery (vocals, guitar)
Jason Rasqard (bass)
Sue Pierce (keyboards)
Robert Smith (drums)
Jack Edery started playing our venue in 2001 with a three-piece band called L'Amant! Since then, Jack has played hired gun with several blues bands, a few rock bands, an R&B / Soul band, a rockabilly band, and a band that played all of the above plus country and hip-hop. Weaving all these influences into his repertoire over the years made Jack a versatile musician... making all those associations over the years made the band Ultrasuede possible.
The band describes themselves as "a gumbo of styles. Blues is the roux, but in the mix there is some rock and roll, country as well as some other secret spices to please his audience." You'll also need some seasoned guitar work and vocals by Jack Edery, some hot-pepper sauce from keyboard player and vocalist, Sue Pierce, include some sweet bass lines from Jason Rasgard, and some fresh, tasty rhythms from Robert Smith to make this gumbo taste right. Add all those ingredients and blend on pulse. "On Cotton!" Jack shouts in the middle of a jam, and the band breaks it down to the point where talk can be heard at the farthest table. I asked them what "On Cotton!" meant and Robert replied, "You ever hear a rat piss on cotton?"
The crowd shows up to see them play. The staff wants to work when they play. The management hates to see them go. The Logon Cafe gives this band 4.5 stars on a 5-scale.