Nashville (by way of New Orleans) native Brooke Waggoner spent last year working for a rather mysterious boss. The classically-trained pianist was called in to jam on some tracks for another Music City transplant: Jack White.
“I got a call one day to stop by and play some piano on a couple of things,” Waggoner said. “I had no idea what it was for or what Jack was working on. I was literally shoved into a room with three other girls I had never met. We just started playing, and Jack was there and the chemistry was really good. We just kept coming back every day, and about six weeks into it, we realized, ‘Oh, this is Jack’s solo record!’”
Those sessions blossomed into membership in a proper band called the Peacocks, the all-female back-up group during White’s huge tour for his solo debut Blunderbuss. “I had never played with that many females before,” Waggoner admitted. “It was really unique and cool. Honestly, I don’t really ever think about gender in music, but it was an interesting scenario to focus on gender in order to create mystique within the bands.” READ FULL STORY »