Common Jack

NYC based folk-rock outfit Common Jack is made up of Broadway, TV, & film actors, and was formed by singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist John Gardner during a two and a half year world tour with the actor-musician Broadway show, Once. Based on the indie film of the same name, starring Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova of The Frames / Swell Season, Gardner spent those years playing Hansard & Irglova’s music for sold out houses in America, Canada, and Japan while gigging with his own material during his free time. Longtime Common Jack supporter and radio DJ in France Michel Penard of ISA radio immediately wrote “this album (Strange New State) will remain the first gem on the discography…(Gardner) reached something with these recordings.” These sentiments were echoed by The Alternate Root magazine, “Common Jack snags the indie style of musical inclusivity…self assured and confident…hits a universal note.”