Jackie Tice
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Jackie Tice

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"Hers is a voice that needs to be heard. Her songs are as poetic as they are powerful." - sajamaka


"I love your songs!"
(at the 1996 Kerrville New Folk Awards where Jackie won and Lucinda was one of the judges) - saja


"In These Bones" is an ideal title for Jackie Tice's third recording, a collection of cutting confessions and resonant resolutions inspired by the Center Valley resident's paintings. It sounds Celtic, Native American, downright tribal. Tice's melodies caress, her rhythms prick, her gliding voice bears pleasure and pain equally easily. All about balancing anima, animus, and animal spirits, "In These Bones" nests under the skin." - Geoff Gehman - Morning Call ( March 2003)


"A delectable collection of musically buoyant and lyrically brave tunes - folk-rock with Native American spirituality...Tice's songs capture instances of universal recognition and appeal. He ode to a Dublin pub, 'The Marijo Tonight', is a guitar player's 'Piano Man' and as bittersweet as John Prine's 'Angel from Montgomery'." - Acoustic Guitar (Oct. 1998)


(Feb 1998) "...her stylistic universe floats above the vast galaxy of adult contemporary folk, borrowing accents from Joni Mitchell's pre-Mingus period...an elegant acoustic-electric project centered around the clear, silvery vocals of the artist.." - JAM Magazine, Italy


"For years, Jackie Tice has been writing and performing earthy, edgy songs of bliss, cruelty and faith. This fourth recording is a vivid map of pushing boundaries. On her lacerating, luminous new disc, ''Second Skin,'' she explores genocide in the song,''Trail of Tears'', calling out for mercy, the names of 30 war-torn places around the globe. In the lilting, engagingly casual "Borders," she imagines crossing fence, cliff and race to join a lover with "deep gypsy blues."
A bountiful collaboration with producer Bill Miller, winner of the 2005 Grammy for Native American album, Tice's elastic, imagistic singing is framed by a resonant mix of yearning electric guitar and sparkling piano, prickling percussion and searching chants." - Morning Call (August 2005)


2005 - Second Skin
Produced by BILL MILLER

2002 - In These Bones: 13 Songs of 13 Paintings
Best Album nomination, JPF Music Awards

1999 - Let In The Joy
Songs in the Key of Transformation

1998 - Blue Coyote
Produced by JOHN PEARSE
Kerrville Award-winning songs, international reviews and press

1993 - Grateful Heart
Produced by BILL KOLLAR


Feeling a bit camera shy


An Important Voice Among American Songwriters

With the release of Jackie Tice’s most recent CD, SECOND SKIN, she has made full use of her award-winning performing and song writing skills. Produced by premier Native American recording artist and GRAMMY winner, BILL MILLER, in a week-long studio marathon in Bucks County, PA, Tice steps up and out with ten songs spanning pop-rock, jazz and folk styles.

JAMEY HADDAD, percussion, (Paul Simon, Lenny Kravitz, Dave Liebman) and PETE CUMMINGS, electric guitar, (Tanya Tucker, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley), are among the luminaries who helped create this sonic landscape framing Tice’s lyrical story songs.

Bill Miller had this to say after working with Jackie on Second Skin, "Hers is a voice that needs to be heard and her songs are as poetic as they are powerful. She writes songs with messages…it's a nice, wide-open space.''

"Lyrically brave" is how ACOUSTIC GUITAR magazine describes the music of Jackie Tice, adding, "Tice's songs capture instances of universal recognition and appeal. Her ode to a Dublin pub, 'The Marijo Tonight,' is a guitar player's 'Piano Man,' and as bittersweet as John Prine's 'Angel from Montgomery,'

A KERRVILLE NEW FOLK Award-winner, the co-mingling of Tice's Native American and old European roots informs her musical and lyrical styling, scouring subjects as diverse as the lives of Magdalene women, Shakespearian love and the call of coyotes.

She's been called "an eloquent storyteller whose songs elevate common experience with subtle layers of meaning," (Richard Fox, WCUW), and an artist with "a poet's touch," writing about "complex, believable characters who grow more vivid with each listen," (R.A.B. Perch, Folk Acoustic Music Exchange.)

Tice was raised in a Montgomery County, PA steel mill town, growing up with six brothers and sisters and enough songwriting fodder, she says, "to last a lifetime." Today, she has four albums to her credit, artist endorsement deals with John Pearse Strings and Audix Microphones, and a long list of kudos from major music media in the US, Australia, Italy and Canada.

"I love your songs," LUCINDA WILLIAMS said to Jackie backstage at the Kerrville Festival. "I thought it was a consolation prize," Jackie explains, a few minutes before being swept on stage to accept the Kerrville New Folk award. Christine Lavin, folk diva of New York City, endorsed Jackie by declaring her song, The Marijo Tonight, "a modern-day classic," and including it on the compilation CD, The Stealth Project: Music Under The Radar.

In 2002, Tice produced a collection of songs inspired by her oil paintings entitled "In These Bones," which, alongside the Doc Watson/David Holt collection, Legacy, was recently nominated as Best Traditional Folk Album by the grassroots JPF Music Awards.

In 2003, Tice composed the soundscape for an educational video documentary produced by Rutgers University entitled, Riparian Buffers: Restoring and Managing New Jersey's Streamside Forests.
Tice's song, Domestic Delinquent, was included in the 2002 Random House publication, Life's A Stitch: The Best of Contemporary Women's Humor. An anthology of humorous short stories, poetry, songs, and cartoons-all from the pens of women, and all proceeds donated to benefit charities- it includes the writings of Kathy Najimy, Wendy Wasserstein, Gloria Steinem, Erma Bombeck, Christine Lavin, Julie Gold and others.

Radio programmers from New York City (WFMT) and Boston (WCUW) to Chicago (WFMT) and San Francisco (KZSC) have heralded Tice with banners like, “best new songwriter”, “a stand-out!”

Jackie Tice has appeared with many formidable artists. On-stage festival and listening club performances and workshops with Bill Miller, John Gorka, Christine Lavin, Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey, Garnet Rogers, Susan Werner, Frank Christian, Caroline Aiken, Dana Cooper, and others, from Club Passim (Boston) and the Tin Angel (Philadelphia) to the Bluebird Café (Nashville) and Eddie’s Attic (Atlanta) have paved the way for her recognition as an important voice among American songwriters.


The Jackie Tice Ensemble is:

Kevin Soffera: Gold Record-bearing touring drummer with MTV and VH1’s Seether and Breaking Benjamin
Bill Washer: Premier Jazz guitarist, tours with Liza Minelli
Nick Franclik: Premier LV bassist, touring with Eric Steckel
Billy J. Hall: Award-wining songwriter/singer on backing vocals
Jackie Tice: Acoustic guitar

Contact the Artist at:
Saja Maka Music Box 333 Center Valley PA 18034 610-967-1487 / jackie@jackietice.com