Stillwater News Press

March 26, 2014

MUSICIAN'S SPOTLIGHT: Stillwater artist to perform Red Dirt music on Saturday

By Elizabeth Keys
Stillwater News Press

STILLWATER, Okla. — ABOUT THE ARTIST



NAME: Brandon Jackson

FROM: Stillwater

BACKGROUND: Growing in a musical family, Jackson has been singing and performing since he was 5 years old. He came to Oklahoma State University in 1997 and honed his skills on The Strip. He earned a bachelor’s degree in music and business administration from Oklahoma City University in 2000. For the last 11 years, Jackson has worked as a full-time musician, embarking on a solo career in 2009. He released his first solo CD, “The Good Times,” in 2011 and is working on his next album for release soon.

WHAT KIND OF MUSIC: Red Dirt/Texas Music

FAVORITE SONGS TO PLAY: Jackson loves playing new original material. Anything that keeps the set fresh always makes it fun for him which he hopes in turn makes it fun for the fans.

NOTABLE: One of Jackson’s most amazing experiences was recording a “Live at Billy Bob’s” album in 2007. He has played in the bands Twelve Pearls and No Justice before forging a solo career. As a performing musician, he has shared the stage with Cross Canadian Ragweed, The All-American Rejects, Robby Krieger of the Doors and many other popular musicians. There are so many great venues where he said he’s been lucky enough to play.

ARTIST QUOTE: “I’m just a musician who loves making music and playing live for fans. I hope it’s something I can continue to do for the rest of my days!” Jackson said.



LISTEN UP



WHERE DO WE GO TO HEAR YOU NEXT?

 Jackson is playing at 8 p.m. Saturday in downtown Stillwater at The Wine Cellar in Brooklyn’s Restaurant. For other live performances, visit www.brandonjacksonmusic.com/shows.

LISTEN ONLINE: Albums are available on Spotify, iTunes and at www.brandonjacksonmusic.com.

PURCHASE CDs: Download Jackson’s CD, “The Good Times,” on iTunes  and Google Play or purchase at Hastings or online at www.cdbaby.com-/cd/brandonjackson or Amazon.com.

TO BOOK: For full band shows, contact Buck Judkins, SoundCheck International, at 817-498-4700 or buck@soundcheckinternational.com. Contact Jackson at brandon@brandonjacksonmusic.com to reserve the band.