BY JAMIE UMBACH – ROGERSPLACE.COM
Jack White went to war on Friday night at Rogers Place.
His armoury of instruments, standing at attention around him on stage, were 30 strings strong between five separate guitars, each with its own talents, thriving in unique situations.
The former White Stripes frontman, coupled with a battalion with that included two keyboardists, drums and bass, created an army of sound.
The 12-time Grammy Award winner waged a battle against the distractions of everyday life that flood our mental timelines and pages, much like his newest record Boarding House Reach has done with its lyrical intricacies and deeply-embedded cultural innuendos.
Friday’s show could’ve been carefully planned and predicted down to every note and beat, but White is letting go by living in the moment on stage and in the recording booth at this point in his notable musical career. This spontaneity brings from a sense of being overwhelmed by the evolving world around him and an analogue approach to life becoming more and more invisible in the year 2018.
So leave your phones at home, please.