Jackson Rohm

Jackson Rohm

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Acoustic-based pop/rock: Catchy melodies with lush full band production; Powerful vocal hooks, jangly electric guitars, rich acoustics, and driving rhythms. Heartfelt lyrics and crisp vocals give country crossover appeal. - Barenaked Ladies meets John Mayer meets Keith Urban.

Biography

With his eagerly anticipated 2006 release, “Four on the Floor”, Jackson Rohm is poised for his big break. After years of traveling and playing hundreds of shows nationwide while recording four albums, Rohm is ready for the big time.

His new album is largely comprised of acoustic driven material, but also features a few raw, rigorous ballads. “There are definitely some hit songs and the album, as a whole, is perfect to throw in on a long drive. The music is catchy and easy to relate to. It’s pop, but also has country crossover appeal.” – Zach Davis, ATG Promotions.

Jackson developed his talents through hard work and devotion to his listeners and clearly has a great time playing for his fans. While attending Miami University in Ohio, Rohm first realized his passion could become a career reality. Jackson adds, “I started playing out at bars in college in an effort to make a little cash while still being able to hang out with all my friends. Quickly, the venues started filling up and I was raking in some decent money. The concept of the “cover charge” soon showed me that playing live music can actually be quite lucrative. And the excitement from performing and interacting with people is just something I’d never get from a typical job.”

Rohm soon realized what was evident to those around him: that he had a gift as a performer and a songwriter. Upon graduation and a short stint in law school, Jackson headed for the road, aggressively touring the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Midwest. During this time, appreciation grew vastly for Jackson’s musical abilities, album-cover good looks, and affable nature. But even more importantly, Jackson’s talent as a songwriter grew stronger of which he notes, “As a young songwriter, I embraced the role of the storyteller, taking situations and encounters I’d have in my travels and translating them into lyrics that others can relate to in their lives. I’ve always been very critical of the words to my songs and strive to communicate exactly what I’m feeling at the time in a way that is clear to my audience, but uniquely different as well. Often, that involves exposing myself more than I am comfortable with, but I believe that is essential. To connect with your audience, you really have to throw yourself out there.”

J.J. Michaels, Program Director at WKZA in Jamestown, NY states, “I’ve had the pleasure of seeing the success of Jackson Rohm’s last CD, “Red Light Fever,” which had four tracks hit high levels of rotation on at our station, Kiss-FM. However, I find Jackson’s new record, “Four on the Floor”, to be his finest work yet. This album’s material has reached a new level that rivals the best in today’s pop music. Artists like Rob Thomas, John Mayer, and Lifehouse come to mind as comparisons. I can’t wait to see the reaction of our listeners as we begin spinning Jackson’s new songs.”

Lyrics

Your Wife Is Cheating On Both Of Us

Written By: Jackson Rohm

I must confess, should’ve known better

She’d wake me up at half past four

To sneak me out the cellar door

I must admit, I should have asked her

Why she always whispered on the phone

But how could I have known

She was telling lies,

We met at the motel and she showed up in disguise

Your wife, (she’s dangerous)

Your wife, (it’s scandalous)

Your wife is cheatin’ on both of us

Ah yeah, she’s cheatin’ on both of us

She’s all the rage at the office

All the top salesmen in town

Get a raise when she’s around

She’s quite a hit at the grocery

That butcher’s always givin’ her the bone

But how could I have known

She would be untrue

Here I thought I had it bad

She’s married fifteen years to you

Your wife, (she’s dangerous)

Your wife, (it’s scandalous)

Your wife is cheatin’ on both of us

Ah yeah, she’s cheatin’ on both of us

She’s been on the street

It’s time you realize

You’re home counting sheep

She pulled the wool over your eyes

Your wife, (she’s dangerous)

Your wife, (it’s scandalous)

Your wife is cheatin’ on both of us

Ah yeah, she’s cheatin’ on both of us

Four on the Floor

Written By: Jackson Rohm

It only takes a second for everything to change

It’s always when you’re getting what you want that it’s taken all away

And drumsticks and guitar picks are all that’s left I’m told

Scattered in the grass on the shoulder of the road

So give me four on the floor

With a snare on the twos and the fours

You always said, “keep it simple and you’ll say much more”

Give me just four on the floor

Save your best stuff for the encore

Keep the beat, they’re on their feet calling out for more

Can you hear the crowd roar

You always seemed happy barely scraping by,

Just as long as a guitar or piano was somewhere nearby

And you changed my life with music when you opened up my eyes

In your old man’s garage back in 1985

So give me four on the floor

With a snare on the twos and the fours

You always said, “keep it simple and you’ll say much more”

Give me just four on the floor

Save your best stuff for the encore

Keep the beat, they’re on their feet calling out for more

Can you hear the crowd roar

And though I know you’ll never hear this song

I know if you were here you’d play along

So give me four on the floor

With a snare on the twos and the fours

You always said, “keep it simple and you’ll say much more”

Give me just four on the floor

Save your best stuff for the encore

Keep the beat, they’re on their feet calling out for more

Can you hear the crowd roar

Discography

"Four on the Floor" (2006)
"Red Light Fever" (2003)
"Sink or Swim" (2002)
"Twisted and Misguided" (2000)

Set List

Originals include:

Waste of Time
Rio
Some Things Never Change
Bleeding
One More Fourth of July
Vanity
Honesty is Easy
Three Miles to Lexington
Cheating on Both of Us
Four on the Floor
All Never Mattered
Six Feet Underground
Anchor
To Amy
With Love

Covers include:

Jane Says (Jane's Addiction)
Yellow Ledbetter (Pearl Jam)
Little Red Corvette(Prince)
Take a Picture (Filter)
Your Love (The Outfield)
American Girl (Tom Petty)
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
Flake (Jack Johnson)
Beverly Hills(Weezer)