Jackson and John Kirk
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Jackson and John Kirk

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Band Folk Jazz

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http://www.thejkirks.com/music.html has our streaming music - but its a bit dated new - stuff being recorded and will be out in Septemeber -

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We are a family band. The songs on the whererwegoin CD were written since 2001 by Jackson 14 and his dad and have been played for folks since 2002/3. The songs reflect the content our dinner table conversations these last years. A large part of the way we discuss world events at the table is to try understand how people directly involved with these events are personally effected. We try to pull these big events or issues down into human scale so we can truly talk about them. For example, in the run up to the Iraq war we discussed how a person might best decide to be for or against a war. Our consensus was that unless someone was willing to go and fight then they should oppose the war. If a person was unable to go to war for some reason that person would have to be willing to recommend that his own child or loved one go to war. The idea we came to was that unless the conflict is worth your own life or your child's life you cannot expect others to sacrifice for you. Shortly after that we wrote The Earnest Soldier to explore these ideas further. Similarly, thanks to the Bush administration we had the opportunity to discuss torture and constitutional and human rights at the dinner table some time ago and the song Extraordinary Rendition was the follow on to that conversation. In any event, we try to make making music an integral part of our lives.