MUSICIAN, SONGWRITER, STORYTELLER AND MUSIC ENGINEER
John Jackson's skills in the music industry have been forged and honed over twenty-five years. He has worked with some of Canada's top musicians including Toronto rock pioneers Kensington Market with fellow rhythm guitarist Keith McKie, and Stratford folk music veterans Perth Country Conspiracy, plus internationally recognized Celtic folk songstress Loreena McKennitt.
John Jackson produces new artist demos and television themes. John's distinctive music can be heard worldwide though the Discovery Channel's Great Canadian Parks, now on its 48th episode. He has released several albums of his originals, including his most recent, Big Easy Rhythm, which contains a number of powerhouse tunes such as “The Hurtin’ Kind” “Believing His Lies”, “Don’t You Fall In Love With Me”, “You Made Me This Way” and the tune that won him the SFTH award, “Drinkin’ Time”. In addition to his musical prowess, Jackson is a witty, if often acerbic lyricist and observer of life and the music scene. Reacting to the announcement of him winning the SFTH award for “my inane ditty ‘Drinkin’ Time’,” he commented on his Facebook page: “Tragedy is easy, comedy is hard.”