Jack Broadbent is used to people saying, "Oh, that's a departure from your earlier stuff," with every album. That's what the British-born singer, songwriter, and guitarist has heard to varying degrees over his six albums to date, and it certainly applies to his latest release, “Ride,” which does, indeed, rock! Broadbent’s natural grit, voice, and guitar ride atop every song with a driving force. The album offers a great deal of stylistic diversity—from the moody ambience of “Who Are You?” and the title track, which he calls “a tale of adventure”, to the blues roots of “New Orleans,” a love letter to one of his favorite towns. “Grace” soars with a kind of front-porch spirituality, while “I Love Your Rock ‘n’ Roll”, is as Broadbent explains, “…an homage to the bands that I like” and boasts an energetic Americana lope. Even though there are several twists and turns, the album takes the listener on a trip, strung together by a vision that Broadbent developed during the recording process.
You can catch this singer-songwriter, blues, and folk-rock artist at the Atlantis in Basel.
Tickets are CHF 30 in advance and CHF 35 at the box office.