Jack Cloonan grew up on the South side of Chicago where he learned the accordion and fiddle in second grade from his father and grandpa. By the time he was grown, he had a plethora of instruments in his repertoire including guitar, mandolin, piano, banjo, drums and bass. Upon moving to Colorado, Jack raised the bar and surrounded himself with some of the top players in the state. Jack created the Jack Cloonan Band so he could play with talented musicians from all over. His music has led him to travel internationally with the Bluegrass Journeyman and to bring the PARTY to some hometown throwdowns. He has been lucky enough to share the stage with bluegrass influencers such as Vince Herman, Bridget Law, Mimi Naja and Andy Goessling. Jack brought his background of Irish music and old episodes of Soul Train to create the fiddle and funk discograss sound that is Jack Cloonan Band.