The Band

Matt Allen – Guitar, Vocals 

Currently doing triple duty fronting The Swingin’ Blackjacks, The Tex-Styles, and performing as a solo artist, Matt provides most of the original material as well as supplying the band’s driving guitar roar. Drawing on the rebel attitude of early rock ‘n’ roll, jump blues and honkytonk twang with a dose of  punk, Matt’s guitar heroes include Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, T-Bone Walker, Hubert Sumlin, and Link Wray. Find out more about Matt HERE



Gary Kendall – Bass, Vocals 

With a career spanning nearly 6 decades with numerous awards, Gary is Canadian blues nobility. Bassist, bandleader, booker, songwriter, statesman, and mentor are a handful of the skills Gary shares with a countless number of bands, most notably, The Downchild Blues Band. Tireless, tuneful, and tasteful, Gary provides the bottom end that few can equal. See more about Gary HERE



Adam David – Drums 

Jazz trained and playing professionally since his teens, Adam keeps the Blackjacks swinging and rocking, right on time – all the time. Adam’s diverse resume includes performing with greats such as Ray Charles, Charles Brown, Ronnie Hawkins, Manhattan Transfer, Michelle Wright and Vince Gill. A triple threat, Adam can be found regularly augmenting school music programs, teaching privately and regularly appearing onscreen in a variety of film and television roles. See more about Adam HERE