Jack Hadley has played in a number of bands, sharpening his guitar skills and discovering his vocal talent along the way. He began performing as a solo artist and played countless shows as a hired gun. In 2005 Hadley decided to focus on writing and performing his original blues-based material with his own trio, The Jack Hadley Band. That same year he was playing at a local club when he was approached by blues veteran Otis Taylor who happened to be in the audience. For the next 18 months, Hadley was Taylor’s lead guitarist, playing at festivals and shows all over the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. He appears on Otis Taylor’s 2007 Telarc release Definition Of A Circle playing lead guitar and lap steel. Notable musicians on this recording include ex-Thin Lizzy axeman Gary Moore and blues harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite. In November 2006 he recorded two songs with keyboard wizard Steve McQuarry at the legendary Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco, including his revolutionary track “You & Me”.
Over the years Hadley has made appearances at Blues From The Top in Winter Park, Colorado; BB’s Jazz, Blues & Soups in St. Louis; the Brighton Blues Blast in Brighton, Colorado; and the Rauma Blues Festival in Rauma, Finland, backed by the St. Louis Blues All-Stars featuring keyboardist Bob Lohr, bassist Terry Coleman, and drummer Keith Robinson. His latest effort, The St. Louis Sessions, was released in October 2014 on San Telmo Media, and was recorded with the St. Louis Blues All-Stars.