Jack Ingram Conquers Cuba

ingramBig Machine artist Jack Ingram has returned from a four-day, three-show USO tour of Cuba. The tall Texan chose to visit the isolated island nation to spend time with soldiers stationed at Guantanamo Bay, because, he said, he wanted to sing for the soldiers serving our country that maybe nobody notices. The singer/songwriter spent hours signing autographs after playing various military venues including the “Goat Locker,” a sort of makeshift officer’s club and an intimate venue for Ingram and his three-piece band. On his final night in Cuba, Ingram played for the general population at Guantanamo Bay’s community center with a raucous set that saw people up and dancing. “It felt like any Friday night in Anytown, U.S.A. with a bunch of kids and people looking for an escape from their everyday problems,” Ingram said. “It was certainly fun to play for them – it’s always fun, especially with audiences like those – but this was a special kind of honor, too.”

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