“A boy growin’ up in the heartland, surrounded by acres of grain.” So goes the lyric from one of the songs on Captn Jac’s new album. As the grandson of a Midwest farmer and son of a small town construction worker, he spent his youth learning how to plant crops and build homes. By the time he’d turned 18, he decided on a different chosen career. Music was to be the driving force in his life. Since those early days, he has performed as a musician and entertainer in many styles of music. He has played for crowds large and small all over the United States. He attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music and performed on master recording sessions in New York, Memphis, and Nashville, TN. The years spent in school and on the road finally lead him to discover his own voice as a songwriter. In 2006 during a visit to the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, he was inspired to begin writing the songs that would eventually become the ‘Livin On The Hard’ album. Released in 2010 by Pilothouse Music, it has been well received in concert and is widely available on most all the Internet music outlets. These days, the Captn and his “Crew” are performing in Florida playing music from the album as well as the “Gulf and Western”, “Trop Rock” and “Conch Country” sounds of other artists. When the Captn is not performing, he loves sailing, diving, and spending time in the Florida Keys.