XXI Century Blues - Present and Future of The Blues

Jarekus Singleton - Eclectic Discharge

2017-03-23 10:33

Jarekus Singleton


Jarekus Singleton was born into a family of church musicians and vocalists on July 11, 1984 in Clinton, Mississippi so hewas immersed in gospel music as a child. Jarekus began playing bass guitar at age nine in his grandfather's church band. He later switched to lead guitar and began to sharpen his instrumental and vocal skills, falling in love with the music of all three Kings (B.B., Albert and Freddie) as well as Stevie Ray Vaughan and rappers Twista and Jay-Z.
In 2009, he formed The Jarekus Singleton Blues Band, quickly building a reputation as a tremendously gifted musician and performer. Jarekus self-released his first CD, Heartfelt, in 2011, and fans and media quickly took notice of these brand new original songs.
At just 33 years old, Jarekus Singleton is a musical trailblazer with a bold vision for the future of the blues. Springing from the same Mississippi soil as Charley Patton, Muddy Waters and B.B. King, Singleton’s cutting-edge sound—equally rooted in rap, rock and blues traditions—is all his own. He melds hip-hop wordplay, rock energy and R&B grooves with contemporary and traditional blues, turning audiences of all ages into devoted fans. With his untamed guitar licks and strong, soulful voice effortlessly moving from ferocious and funky to slow and steamy to smoking hot, Singleton is a fresh, electrifying bluesman bursting at the seams with talent.









Jarekus Singleton Band

"Refuse To Lose"

Live at World Cafe Live

Philadelphia, PA, USA

May 14, 2015


Jarekus Singleton Band

"Crime Scene"

Music City Roots

Live at The Factory

Franklin, Tn, USA