Thursday 7 June 2018
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Jill Jackson - Dynamite
| EXCLUSIVE NEW TRACK | So excited to share with you and exclusive new track from my new 2018 album. Will be heading into the studio soon to start putting down all the tracks but thought I would give you all a preview. Hope you enjoy and please share. Thanks J.J xxPosted by Jill Jackson on Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Jill Jackson is an award-winning Americana artist based in Glasgow. Jackson first burst on to the UK music scene as the front woman of rock band Speedway, with whom she scored several UK top ten hits. When the band split Jackson embarked upon a career as a solo artist and developed a more authentic Americana musical style. A style far removed from the pop/rock music that made her name. Free from the scripted pop industry slowly the true talents of Jackson emerged.
Shying from the limelight for a few years, Jackson spent a lot of time on the road supporting and touring with artists such as Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Albert Lee, Roger McGuinn as well as writing for former Spice Girl Melanie C. Jill has released a total of three solo albums, independently released via her website. It was a simple collection of songs that did not make it onto Jackson’s previous albums and alternate versions of previously released tracks. To Jackson’s surprise this album became a major career turning point.
This lead to the formation of a new project band ’The Chaplins’. Winners of the prestigious Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award. The band then went on to successfully tour across Europe with Runrig and feature on TV shows such as the ‘The Andrew Marr Show’.
In 2016, Jackson emerged as a true solo artist and continues to enjoy playing live and writing new material. This concert will be part of her UK headline tour in 2018 to support the release of her 5th solo studio album.
Are We There Yet? is the long awaited 5th solo album by Paisley born singer songwriter Jill Jackson, a record that bears the hallmarks of a 25 year musical journey that has taken her from Paisley to Top of The Pops to playing in every State of America (50 States in 50 Days.....yes really!)
In the time since 2012's 5-star reviewed The Ones That Got Away, Jill temporarily relocated to Nashville where she became immersed in Music City's culture of storytelling song-writing.
Personal struggles and a bucket list hike of the Grand Canyon saw the Celtic Connections award winning artist return overflowing with lyrical and musical inspiration. These momentous changes of life and reflective nature flow through every word and note of the 10 new songs on Are We There Yet? – an uplifting, accomplished, mature record.
Produced by Boo Hewerdine (Eddi Reader, Emily Barker), Are We There Yet? combines innovative, playful arrangements that would not sound out of place in Lindy Hop, Harlem or the heart of the deep South. With an unabashed embrace of gleeful, melodic choruses delivered in Jill's unmistakeable warm and heart-wrenching voice.
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