craig jackson

craig jackson

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

real roots americana music, with rich 2 part harmony throughout and a band that goes from full out driving songs to laid back duets in the set.

Biography


Singer/songwriter Craig Jackson is considered part of a new breed of Nashville Americana artists, and with his fifth and latest album, Damn The Roses (Green Records), Jackson enlisted the help of some very talented musicians, songwriters and engineers. Recorded at Cabin in the Woods Studio in Fairview, Tennessee, Jackson’s smooth vocal delivery was married with solid arrangements and flowing melodies to create a warm feel, and the perfect vehicle to deliver his stories of heartbreak and longing.
Standout tracks on Damn The Roses include “Don’t Mean Nothin’” a catchy, upbeat song about loneliness that will stick in your head and have you happily singing the chorus over and over. “Every Time You Leave” is a Tom Petty style rocker featuring some stellar guitar work, and Jackson’s vocals are complemented nicely by Meghan Whalen. The simple two-part harmonies make for a very intimate listen, especially on the lush sounding “Cryin’ Game”. “1941” let’s you inside a family’s pain from the loss of a son in World War II, but the lyrical content is equally relevant today.
Damn The Roses is the follow-up to 2006’s Spanish Rain, also released on Green Records. Along with each of Jackson’s previous albums, including Midwest, Last House on the Left, and Make It Right, his songs have seen plenty of nationwide radio airplay, prompting The Gavin Report to name Craig Jackson as one of its up and coming artists. His songs have been used in films such as “Murder Weapon” and others. Jackson, who has toured extensively, is planning to hit the road regionally this summer in support of Damn the Roses.
For more information, please visit www.craigjackson.com or www.myspace.com/craigjackson1

Publicity:
Mike Farley
Michael J. Media Group
615-885-3652

Lyrics

slipstream

Written By: craig jackson


slipstream

it's the cross i bear at 8 am
when the neighbors start their cars
it's the heart that's worn upon my sleeve
like a soldier wears his scar

it's the lovers on the avenue
the leaves upon the ground
it's the darkness in an empty house
when sunlight fills the town

caught in this slipstream
your a little to far to reach
and the reason's that i let you go
don't seem good enough
now your in another place as i am waking up
and all these dreams that seemed so real
are just the things i long to feel
caught up in this slipstream
caught up in this slipstream

it's the glimmer of a bedside frame
when i leave the tv on
it's the coffee pot half empty
when my two cups are gone
it's the plane above the highway
that's almost touching down
it's the innocence of a stranger
when they say your name out loud

caught up in the slipstream
your a little to far to reach
and the reason's that i let you go
don't seem good enough
now your in another place as i am waking up
and all these dreams that seemed so real
are just the things i long to feel
caught up in this slipstream
caught up in this slipstream

if you ever fall out of love
consider me
if you ever fall out of love

caught up in the slipstream
your a little to far to reach
and the reason's that i let you go
don't seem good enough
now your in another place as i am waking up
and all these dreams that seemed so real
are just the things i long to feel
caught up in this slipstream
caught up in this slipstream

it's the cross i bear at 8 am
when the neighbors start their cars
it's the heart thats worn upon my sleeve
like a soldier wears his scar

@ jackson -terry 2008
shades of green music ASCAP

everytime you leave

Written By: craig jackson ruth collins


every time you leave
got to get away from me
for a little while clear my head
sleeping in your arms and i am holding on
cause come the morning you'll be gone
  and i am thinking

  maybe you'll stay here with me just one more night
  we could talk about why the leaving is the hardest
part
  and i try but it's all that i see
  every time you leave
 
season's keep on changing-you keep moving
but the distance is all that stay the same
  and i am wishing
  maybe you'll stay here with me just one more night
  we could talk about why the leaving is the hardest
  part
  and i try but it's all that i see
  every time you leave
 
leave me hangin and holding on
you leave me half a man
leave me empty and desperate
leave me waiting here for you
 
  and i am thinking
  maybe you'll stay here with me just one more night
  we could talk about why the leaving is the hardest part
  but i try and it's all that i see
 
  every time you leave
  every time you leave

@ jackson – collins 2007
shades of green music ASCAP

our last time

Written By: craig jackson

our last time
 
i'm holed up in this old hotel
a pack of smokes and a fifth of hell
i'm lost... empty
went over every word you said still the question in my head is this love worth saving
 
and these two hearts intertwined have
always gotten by
if this time is going to be the last time that you ever call my name
then this time won't be the first time,
the first time for our last time

like the bluebird fallen from the wind
pick him up he may never fly again
like us he's scared
we dance around the heart of the matter
stop the music cuz we don't want to answer is this love worth saving

and these two hearts intertwined have
always gotten by
and if this time is going to be the last time
that you ever call my name
then this time won't be the first time
the first time for our last time

feel a heartache taking hold
we've been here before
like the bluebird that finally flew away keeps coming back for more
and these two hearts intertwined
have always gotten by
gotten by
and if this time is going to be the last time
that you ever call my name
then this time won't be the first time
the first time for our last time

 
@ jackson 2008
shades of green music ASCAP

Discography

damn the roses - # GR-005
spanish rain - # GR -004
midwest - # GR- 003
last house on the left - # GR -0002
make it right - # GR-001

Set List

set list includes songs from all my releases. typical set is an hour - hour and a 1/2 with the band
set list is usually 45-hour if acoustic solo or duo show