Franklin County-based After Jack has an interesting back story. The trio met at Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre, in Franklin, where they work as actors and musicians. They combined forces, began playing out and soon had a repertoire of bluegrass-style covers that includes Michael Jackson (“Black Or White”) and Lady Gaga (“Born The Way”).
The band — Mary Allison, Rachel Blankenship and Emily Rose Tucker– has original songs, too. Here’s one: After Jack plays “Bless Your Heart,” last Saturday at the Roanoke City Market.