Vancouver Scene


Hello!   I'm Jack Lavin.

I was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1952 and have been playing various musical instruments since I was 6 years old.

I was the founding member of the W.C. Handy Award winning "Powder Blues".  I sing, play bass, harmonica, guitar and drums. I have been described as a prolific songwriter with over 150 songs in my catalogue and was nominated for a Juno Award in 1981 for my hit single "Thirsty Ears" recorded by Powder Blues.

Some of my other original compositions recorded by Powder Blues include: Hear That Guitar Ring, What Have I Been Drinkin, Secret Success, Under Cover Blues, Joy Ridin, Linda, Urban Paradise, and Smokin. These days my mandate is to write and record my songs daily, several of which I have slated for my debut solo album. Currently, I have a couple of projects on the go that I am producing with more on the horizon. I appear in live shows throughout the Greater Vancouver Area and beyond.

Questions, comments, requests or bookings, please contact me.