055 – Jack White: Drumming for Rick Springfield, Ike and Tina Turner, Facing Your Fears Head On
Originally from Detroit, Jack White is best known for his work world wide with singer/songwriter Rick Springfield in 1976, 1980-84, and 1990-2002. In the 40 plus years that Jack has been playing drums, he has worked with many other artists including Mitch Ryder, Ike and Tina Turner, Sam The Sham, Rare Earth, Redbone, The Knack, Steppenwolf and Roger Miller just to name a few.
At the age of sixteen, a few events would help Jack set a standard for how he would live his life and find success in music. These include cold calling Mitch Ryder and demanding to be his drummer as well as hitch hiking to L.A. in 1971.
He is also known as an actor in several Disney movies and several tv shows including the last 2 episodes of the series “Sons of Anarchy” and the TV series “Nashville”. Jack is currently announcing for iheart radio.
In this podcast, Jack talks about:
Perseverance and determination
Cold calling Bob Seger Mitch Ryder when he was 16
Never taking “no” for an answer
Auditioning for Ike and Tina Turner
Drumming for Rick Springfield from the beginning
Taking on new challenges like acting and voice overs
Facing your fears