Jack Sprouse

Name: Jack Sprouse

Stage name: Lonesome Bar Hero

Born: Jacksonville

First instrument learned:  Old, beat-up Harmony acoustic guitar

How long have you been playing:  Since he was 6 years old (38 years)

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All instruments played:  Bass, mandolin, banjo, guitar, vocals

Instrument most used: Guitar & vocals

Style or genre: Country, southern rock, jam band stuff, blues

Preferred style: Classic country

How often do you play out: Six to 8 times a month; two times a week

How often would you like to play out: Four nights a week

How many different venues have you played at? 20-30

What do you consider to be your strongest point when it comes to making/playing music? Vocals

Do you perform covers, originals or both? Both

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What do you have to say about the Lakeland music scene?Not supported enough by the patrons (by the people who bitch about not having live music)

What do you think would increase the interest or numbers in the crowd when it comes to getting people out of the house? Education on good music, not just wanting someone to play the (crap) on the radio; educating them on good songs from the same artist

Anything else? Open your ears, get off your ass, go listen to good music.  Understand the musician is just not the jukebox.  We play stuff to let you know there is better stuff out there.

Facebook:  Musician page | Personal page

Next gig: The Pink Piano, tonight,  7:30 p.m.

Listen: ReverbNation

Jack is also in a band:

Name: Band of Sorrows

Genre: Americana/folk/outlaw country

Formed: 2015

Members: Five – drums, bass, two guitars, (accoustic/electric) mandolin, two vocals

Main writer: Jack

First show: Open mic as featured artist at the Crow Bar in Ybor City

Next gig: Will be opening at Crowbar on Aug. 13 for Two Cow Garage.

Facebook: Band page

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