October 4,  2019 - Friday
50 Audubon Drive - Acton, MA - 7:00pm - 9:00pm - FREE SHOW TO ALL


Famtasia Family Getaway

MacKay Branch, Chelmsford Public Library, 43 Newfield St., N. Chelmsford, MA

Lookout Farm Tap Room, 89 Pleasant St S, Natick, MA 01760

Mr. Beerys' Cancer Sucks Benefit, Mr. Beerys, Bethpage, New York

Town Day, Arlington, Massachusetts

Summer Evening Concerts, Natick, Massachusetts Town Common


Don’t Tell Jack is a musical celebration of the music of Hot Tuna and Jorma Kaukonen. American roots music, blues and Americana all get their due with the emphasis on the fingerstyle guitar of the Rev. Gary Davis a la Jorma.

Don’t Tell Jack delivers faithful and interpretive renditions of songs from the Hot Tuna and Jorma Kaukonen songbooks and beyond.


Don’t Tell Jack is a spin-off of the nationally popular family band Ben Rudnick and Friends. Look for the same players on a new mission.

Don’t Tell Jack is:
Ben Rudnick – guitar
Jared Steer – drums and percussion
Chris Zevos – bass
John Zevos – mandolin


Ben Rudnick

"Let Us Get Together Right Down Here"

Don't Tell Jack live at Lexington Common, Lexington, Massachusetts on August 7, 2015
Video by Santo Wiryaman

We are Ben Rudnick and Friends. We also have a side project called, Don't Tell Jack, playing country blues in the vein of the Reverend Gary Davis, Hot Tuna and Jorma Kaukonen.

This particular song is one that fits well in both of our worlds. For those keeping score, one of the big differences between this song, and all the songs we play under the Don't Tell Jack banner, feature finger picking the guitar as opposed to playing the guitar with a pick, which is prominent in the Ben Rudnick and Friends repertoire.

Don't Tell Jack - live at Arlington Town Day, Massachusetts, September 2015

"Water Song" by Jorma Kaukonen

"Hesitation Blues"