The Jack J Hutchinson Band has announced its Bootleg Series – a new collection of live recordings and special performances that will provide fans with exclusive digital content during 2020.
Volume 1 of Bootleg Series features a 12 song set recorded during this month’s Who Feeds The Wolf? tour at Esquires, Bedford.
Hutchinson said: “As the world comes to terms with the impact of coronavirus, we need to make sure there is still some positivity.
“Music can provide that. The band were absolutely cooking on the current tour, and fortunately we captured a lot of it.”
Hutchinson has been forced to postpone the remaining dates on his UK tour, but added: “This is a great substitute.
“We will be releasing the live album at 9pm on Friday March 20 – which would have been the time we hit the stage.
“We will be doing a live ‘listening party’ on our Facebook page so fans can socialise at the same time and chat about the music – pretty much as we would be doing at a gig.
“So grab a beer (or brew) and let’s have some fun!”
Explaining the impact of the coronavirus on the band, he added: “We are very fortunate in that we had made it through 10 shows out of 13 on this leg of the tour but the impact will still be felt.
“We are delaying the second leg of the tour to October but that could still mean six months without income for the band.
“But everyone’s health is the priority – the band’s and that of our fans – and hopefully this new Bootleg Series will help.”
In addition to the Bootleg Series, Jack J Hutchinson Band TV has launched on YouTube.
The channel will feature exclusive video content, including live performances, intimate acoustic sets, behind the scenes footage of the band on tour and interviews.
The first video to be posted is an acoustic version of Justified, taken from the new album Who Feeds The Wolf? and a track that featured on Rushonrock Record of the Week New Wave Of Rock N Roll.
Hutchinson added: “In the current situation a lot of my fans could potentially become quite isolated.
“Thankfully we now have the technology to remain social and engaged. Music is a powerful tool…and it will help us beat this fucking thing!”
PRE-ORDER ‘BOOTLEG SERIES: VOL 1’ HERE
TUNE IN TO THE LISTENING PARTY ON FACEBOOK AT 9PM ON FRIDAY 20 MARCH