The Jack Fords were formed in 2005 when Brent Kirby and Bobby Latina met and started playing roots rock music that seared with the influence of Gram Parsons/Flying Burrito Brothers, The Band, Bob Dylan, Faces, Rolling Stones, Black Crowes, Uncle Tupelo, Bruce Springsteen and others. Rounding out the seasoned lineup is Ed “Angel” Sotelo on bass (New Lou Reeds, Cobra Verde), and Greg Campolieti on drums (River Junction, The Shizz and many others). They’ve shared the stage with Joe Bonamassa, The James Gang, Leslie West, Michael Stanley, Colin Dussault, and The Del Fuegos, among many others. Scene Magazine lauded “their ability to veer from country-ish ballads to hard rocking anthems.”
Funding is provided by the Local 4 Music Fund, Leonard DiCosimo, president, the Music Performance Trust Fund, and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.