Jade Jackson is opening for Switchfoot & Collctive Soul on Saturday, August 13!
Jade Jackson has spent much of her time in the small California town of Santa Margarita, working in her folks’ restaurant, jotting down verses and picking out chords during breaks.
Growing up in a household without television or internet, the family record player was her main source of entertainment, revolving a range of artists from Johnny Cash and Hank Williams to The Smiths, The Cure and assorted punk outfits. At age four her parents discovered she was legally blind and relied heavily on sound, spurring an interest in music that led to teaching herself guitar and writing songs by age 13.
Produced by Social Distortion frontman, Mike Ness, Jackson’s debut album, Gilded, introduced her preternatural writing and roots-rough sound in 2017. Following her sophomore album, Wilderness (also
produced by Ness in 2019), Jackson reached out to fellow singer-songwriter Aubrey Sellers, and Breaking Point was born — a gritty, roots-inspired rock album with an indie-pop sensibility. On the horizon for Jackson is her third solo album, funded by the money she’s saved over the years while living at home and working at her parents’ restaurant. It is her most honest and boundary-pushing work yet — its sound built on the heels of adversity and sheer perseverance.