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Reverend Jack will open the show for Foreigner on June 25 at the Famiy Arena in St. Charles, Mo. Pictured are, from left, Ryan Garrett, Alex Sorrells, Dustin Back and Eric Harmon.

If you are driving through uptown Providence and hear the sound of pounding drums, guitars and rock vocals echoing around between the buildings, it might not just be the sound of a garage band gearing up to play at someone's birthday party this weekend. Odds are what you are hearing is a west Kentucky-based band preparing for one of the biggest shows of their career.

Madisonville rock band Reverend Jack has taken to holding rehearsals in Providence as they prepare for their June 25 performance at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri, where

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they will get the chance to open the show for rock legends Foreigner.

It is fitting that the two bands get to share the stage, as Foreigner, known for hits like "I want to know what love is," "Juke Box Hero," "Cold As Ice" and "Hot Blooded," has played an integral part in the development of Reverend Jack.

The west Kentucky rockers signed a contract in December with Resurgence America Inc., an independent record label based in New York and headed by Cris Lepurage, a professional guitar tech who works with Foreigner. Lepurage held the two bands get together in May during a show in Indianapolis.

Reverend Jack released a three song EP recorded at Full Force Studios in New York in January. It can currently be purchased online or locally at the Record Grove on West Main Street in Providence.

Reverend Jack is a four piece rock band made up entirely of local talent. Lead vocalist Eric Harmon, bassist Ryan Garrett and guitar player Dustin Back are all Hopkins County residents. Drummer Alex Sorrells lives in Providence and graduated from WCHS, where he played drums with the Trojan Band.

Tickets for the June 25 show range from $29.00 to $89.00 and can be purchased online at: https://familyarena.com/event/foreigner/.

Reach MATT HUGHES at 270-667-2068 or matt@journalenterprise.com.