Black Jack

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A tale of emotional turmoil and losing the love of someone
just when you thought you were on a winning streak. Like
the turn of a card, one moment in time can change your life
forever. “I never meant no harm, guess we weren’t meant to
be. We made it through the storm but ended lost at sea.”


Faces in the window, on a southbound train.
Tracing their reflections, in the driving rain.
Time keeps on rollin’ bye, echoes of what we choose.
Memories of you and I, lines from those Black Jack Blues.
Just another motel, chain upon the door.
Trying to remember, What we’re fighting for.
Opening a new pack, dealing from the heart.
I’m burning down the church house, for a brand new


from Presence & Gain, released September 11, 2015
Lyrics - Howe. Music - Howe & Ibbotson
All Guitars, Vocals & Harmony Vocals - Keith Howe.
Drums & Percussion – Alan Ibbotson.
Bass Guitar – Rob Martin.
Keyboards – Gareth Young.



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Blacktop Deluxe Cornwall, UK

New British Blues/Rock Power Trio.
Formed when Keith Howe and Alan Ibbotson got back together (both well known for their previous work in the Band 'Blue on Black'.
"These guys are Rockin' The Blues in the new Brit' Rock style"..
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