Mu­sic’s main man

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - GOING OUT - TONYCLAYTON-LEA

JACK WHITE Royal Hospi­tal, Kil­main­ham Dublin Thurs 6.30pm ¤44.05 tick­et­mas­ter.ie

If rock mu­sic has a Re­nais­sance Man (and not just some­one who is pompously busy with any­thing and ev­ery­thing), it’s Jack White. He is also, how­ever, some­thing pos­si­bly far more im­por­tant than a jus­ti­fi­ably revered gui­tarist.

White is a bona fide mu­sic his­to­rian and col­lec­tor, as well as an ad­vo­cate for what he sees as the right type of record­ing tech­niques. Through his re­cent work with Neil Young (who doesn’t col­lab­o­rate with just any mu­si­cian) and his pro­duc­tion work for and men­tor­ing of the likes of Loretta Lynn and Wanda Jack­son, White has made it quite clear that he’s in the game only for the mu­sic.

With a su­perb sec­ond solo al­bum ( Lazaretto) just re­leased, you can safely as­sume that at least half a dozen tunes from that record will be played here. But let us not for­get White’s other im­pres­sive back cat­a­logue work, which in­cludes riff­tas­tic songs aplenty from The Dead Weather, The Racon­teurs and The White Stripes.

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