Singer-songwriter Lynn Jackson is set to release her eighth recording titled Songs Of Rain, Snow and Remembering October 23rd on Busted Flat Records.
As with her last record The Acoustic Sessions, this album was co-produced by Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake. That album was praised for the quality of the songwriting and the melodic qualities of Jackson’s voice. This record expands Jackson’s sonic palette incorporating piano and cello. The result is an exquisitely lush recording. A perfect night time listen.
“It was really great to work with Norman again. He and I agree on the approach of getting a few takes to capture the spirit of the song and not overworking things.
And everyone who plays on the album are talented musicians who I’ve known for a long time. It’s a rapport that makes recording very easy, and they are right there with me as I blur the edges of different genres and explore new territory. It tends to make the music more different to classify or explain, but I think it makes it more interesting from a listener’s standpoint.”
Lynn Jackson approaches each album allowing the songs to lead her in whatever musical direction that seems appropriate. She has an impressively deep body of work with powerful narrative and confessional songs and an unwavering gift for melody. Allmusic spoke of Jackson’s writing ‘she is an excellent narrative songwriter; she tells stories that the listener can climb inside and inhabit for as long as she wishes, and is haunted by them long after the recording ends.
’Songs Of Rain, Snow and Remembering continues that tradition.
The coming year will be full of new plans and opportunities. Following the release of Songs Of Rain, Snow and Remembering, Jackson will embark on a tour of Western Canada in the Spring, and head back to Eastern Canada for a return visit.
All Music.com - May 2013 - Thom Jurek
Canadian singer/songwriter Lynn Jackson’s catalog has deep Americana roots, in the very best way that tag implies. . . Jackson is an excellent narrative songwriter; she tells stories that the listener can climb inside and inhabit for as long as she wishes, and is haunted by them long after the recording ends. Down in the Dust is full of such moments.
PENGUIN EGGS - DECEMBER 2012
There is something hauntingly familiar about Lynn Jackson’s Down in the Dust. Whether it’s the inspired first cut Paper Airplanes, where Jackson delivers a stellar performance, or the terrific cover of Lawrence KS (Josh Ritter), sliding this CD into the tray feels very comfortable. . . . . it is a well put together package by a talented artist and team.
CBC - NOVEMBER 2012 - BOB MERSEREAU
Jackson’s a strong roots songwriter with five previous albums to her credit, and a growing body of high-quality, emotional and open tunes. . . .it's all connected by fine writing, some soul-deep stuff.
THE WATERLOO REGION RECORD - OCTOBER 2012 - ROBERT REID
With the release of Down in the Dust, her sixth album since 2004, Lynn Jackson has quietly but insistently become one of the most prolific roots artists in this area. . . finely crafted original compositions. The closing, title track sends pricklies up the back of your neck.
NIGHTLIFE - SEPTEMBER 2012
Lynn Jackson, Busted Flat Record’s premier songbird, has had an impressive musical career. Now eight years and six records in, Jackson has developed into a sophisticated songwriter . . . ..She’s no one-trick pony. . ..It’s easy to believe that she’s capable of conquering any adventure she embarks upon.’
Exclaim! Magazine, 2010
On her fifth studio CD, Coming Down (2010), Jackson stretches creatively out of her patented blend of folk-roots into “into more pop-informed territory. . . . potentially reaching a wider audience. Jackson has made a creative breakthough.”
The Waterloo Region Record, 2010
“Coming Down (2010) ventures more deeply into pop – with forays into reggae, funk, blues, Klezmer and jazz – than previous releases. Enjoy the ride and stay tuned.”
Vue Magazine, Edmonton, AB
Soft Stars (2008) is “sweetly urgent honky-tonk infused with lush and unexpected orchestral touches . . . boosted by Jackson’s pliant whiskey ‘n’ honey voice. A deft innovator, Jackson dangles her rootsy tunes into other genres.”
On Restless Days (2007) Jackson offers up “spare poetic mood-songs and a
wistful whispery voice that conveys a palette of emotion from longing and regret to freedom
and nostalgia.” But it is often her song-writing itself that is the focus of reviews and acclaim.
The Victoria Times Colonist
Restless Days (2007) “Even the arrangements put an emphasis on her words. The rootsy instrumentals are stripped-down and full of delicate acoustic plucking. It allows her high,
fragile voice to take the fore.”
Restless Days (2007) “Lynn Jackson is carrying on a glorious tradition. Like Cash, Dylan,
Cohen, and so many other songwriting pillars before her, Jackson is writing for the people."