In the 1960s, two geo-sonic philosophies dominated country music: the smooth Countrypolitan productions pouring fourth from Nashville, and the jagged twang of the Bakersfield sound charging out of California. Billy Sherrill and Buck Owens sat at either end of the Country Music Spectrum. And somewhere on a whole 'nother level perched Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan, the pioneering duo behind the perfectly weird 1970 hit "Tennessee Bird Walk."
The Jack & Misty Sound grew out of the South Florida bar and club scene of the mid-60s. Their first regional hit was the loungy, spacy instrumental "Gemini." Though removed from the Nashville Establishment in almost every way, Jack & Misty were hired as independent producers for now-forgotten-up-and-comers like Hank Malcolm. Once in Nashville, they signed a recording contract of their own, and it wasn't long before "Tennessee Bird Walk" earned them a Grammy nomination and a #1 country single.
Jack & Misty toured extensively in the 1970s and 80s hitting honky tonks in every state but Hawaii. Now making their home in central Florida, they continue to record, remaster, and rerelease their growing 40-plus year catalog.