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Single Review: “That’s A Man” by Jack Ingram

October 9, 2008

Straight out the coolest thing about Jack Ingram is that he has been in this business sense the 1990s and has only just started to come into his own as a “famous” artist. This experience has certainly left a mark of Jack’s artistic approach to is own material as well as others. he comes of a rebel, an individual who doesn’t even have to try to sway away from contemporary songwriting and performance styles…it just comes natural for him.

That’s what this song shows of. “That’s A Man” is an inspiring tribute to the guys in this world who are willing to take responsibility for their actions, work hard, support a family the way it should, etc. Basically it take another standpoint on what it truly means to be a respectable and honorable man than his former hit “Measure Of A Man” which focused more on how an individual man tackles his own personal issues rather than the bigger life issues.

Every aspect of this piece is way out there. While the message is powerful in its own way, it is tackled with impressively simple examples that make for an interesting storyline. It also detaches itself from tearing at the heartstrings and brings an approach similar to legends like Johnny Cash and Charlie Daniels. The down side, the lyrics are inconsistent. It actually seems it was thrown together rather quickly. Other than that Jack comes out with one of this years more unique songs that, even if you hate it at first, grows on the listener quite easily.

Listen: www.myspace.com/jackingram

Grade: B

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Gail permalink
    October 10, 2008 3:49 pm

    Don’t really care for Jack Ingram! I’ve read others comments on other sites and I have to agree he is trying to be another Keith Urban. This song sounds very similar to his last release. I don’t get what is so great about him.

  2. RedDirtGirl permalink
    October 12, 2008 1:23 pm

    I’m pretty sure Jack was around the Texas Music scene long before Keith Urban!

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