In our recent tribute to Memphis songwriters, Greg Cartwright singled out one local bard who single-handedly inspired him to a higher level of songwriting: Jack Oblivian. And that nod to his writing is borne out not only by his contributions to the Compulsive Gamblers and the Oblivians, but in his solo work. His streak of great songs continues unabated with this year's spring release, Lost Weekend (Black & Wyatt), credited to Jack Oblivian & the Dream Killers.
Jack Oblivian has a new record out called “Lost Weekend”. Everyone’s been pretty excited about the Oblivians playing out lately, and this album just adds to the excitement. As far back as 2009/10, he had been thinking about taking all these home recordings he had been doing and putting together a cassette-only “mixtape” sort of thing.