Jack Cantrell was born and raised in Birmingham, AL. From the age of five he was trained classically at the piano and picked up guitar much later. He was inspired to sing at a young age after his dad played an Elvis record for him. Throughout high school he played and sang in a band, but for the most part he has been solo. This summer he will be in Officer Candidate School for the United States Marine Corps, and he will graduate from Columbia University next spring.
His greatest musical influences are Elvis, Sublime, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, and Hank Williams.