Does the name Jack Grunsky mean anything to you? Yes? Then please read on. No? Then even more so! The Austro-Canadian War in the 1960s and 1970s Now he is touring Austria again and will be a guest in Salzburg on Monday, September 27th.
Born in 1945 as Hans Grunsky in Graz, he moved to Canada with his father after his parents divorced. At the age of 19 he returned to Austria to study art in Linz and Vienna before starting out as a musician. He exchanged his first name for Jack and in 1964 founded the band “Jack’s Angels”, which at that time was named in the same breath as the legendary folk band “Peter, Paul & Mary” and released four albums and a few singles. Some “Jack’s Angels” songs were also in the European pop charts.
According to the motto “Music is good for the soul”, Jack continued as a solo artist after the band split up, released three LPs and several singles (for André Heller he wrote his first radio hit with “Catherine”) and worked with stars like Joan Baez, Donovan, Friedrich Gulda, Alexis Korner and Mick Taylor from the Rolling Stones. At festivals he has appeared on stage with Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Gordon Lightfood.
In the early seventies, Jack Grunsky had already performed in Salzburg with the “Scene of Young People”. For Alfred Winter, the founder of the “Szene der Jugend”, this was an occasion to invite him to Salzburg on the occasion of the 50th anniversary. He finds a cooperation partner in Jazzit. However, the trip was postponed due to Corona. Now the time has come. The sensational concert will take place on Monday, September 27th at Jazzit at Elisabethstraße 11. Start is at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at Tel. 0662/883264. Jack Grunsky, who lives in Toronto as a painter, musician and songwriter, will perform songs from five decades. “The Train Station Blues” will definitely be there too.