Alt-country musician Lynn Jackson at Zocalo Thursday
Lynn Jackson (Busted Flat Records) has been releasing an album a year since 2004 and has just released Down in the Dust a beautiful collection of alt-country stories ranging from reflective tales of life and love to more heady tales of the Mexican drug war.
The warm acoustic tones of the pedal steel, banjo, and upright bass allow Jackson room to flex her high, hushed register and reveal a voice that's less a country girl's than it is a mature, even sultry woman's.
This album sees Jackson, who visits the Zocalo Café on June 13, return to her roots-Americana form after the more-poppy Coming Down (2010), with rave reviews from All Music.com, Penguin Eggs, CBC and more.
An authenticity runs through Canadian singer-songwriter Jackson's music that reflects a deep commitment to telling stories that ring true with listeners. Combine this with her gentle voice, rich instrumentation and sweet melodies and you get a sound that is roots-Americana with a hint of folk-pop.
Having shared stages with Ron Sexsmith, Fred Eaglesmith and Luke Doucet, Jackson just finished her sixth studio album Down in the Dust (Busted Flat Records, Fall 2012).
Down in the Dust sees Jackson take her cues from Lucinda Williams, Kathleen Edwards and Eliza Gilkyson, using her whiskey and honey voice to mix her timeless melodies while spinning yarns about love, loss and everyday people.
Jackson will again travel coast to coast this summer, starting with a Western tour from Regina to Vancouver Island. An Eastern tour is in the works for Fall 2013.
As audiences warm to her soulful storytelling style, Jackson is solidifying her place as one of the most original and compelling voices on the Canadian folk music scene.
— Busted Flat Records