The Josh Jackson Band
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The Josh Jackson Band

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The best kept secret in music


"Best Of Nashville Readers Poll"

Best Of Nashville Reader’s Poll: Our guide to the best in the city, and a celebration of everything that makes life worth living in our little corner of the world. Best New Band – The Josh Jackson Band.” - The Nashville Scene

"Rolling Stone Quote"

“The Josh Jackson Band makes great, uplifting rock & roll with a lot of heart and a lot of craft. This music will move you…” David Wild, Contributing Editor - Rolling Stone

"Music Row Magazine Quote"

• “These local rockers are my first major discovery of the year…”
John Hood
- Music Row Magazine

"Nashville Music Guide Review"

“The band’s musical style draws from many different genres…. even with these flavors, The Josh Jackson Band does have a sound which is definably their own. The album has several strong songs…. All in all the album is enjoyable and I would recommend it for your collection.” – Barye Cassell, Nashville Music Guide - Nashville Music Guide

"Promising New Quartet"

• “The Josh Jackson Band, a quartet hailing from Music City, brings a promising new sound to mainstream rock.”
Marianne Moro,

"Greek review"

I really enjoyed your is so amazing,groovy,upbeat and i think you are very promising in the rock/pop scene and you should continue the good working you are doing.

Savvas Hantzaridis
The Sprawl Zone Radio Show
- Sprawl Zone

"Shake Magazine review"

Their lyrics are poetic and impassioned and, with a nod toward their enthusiastic bassist, their sound is a rock-solid blend between Better than Ezra and the Gin Blossoms.
It's always encouraging to see Nashville-based rock bands that can win national accolades from the likes of Rolling Stone Magazine but still turn in a good show at home.

Rob Hill - Shake Magazine

"Radio DJ props"

The Josh Jackson Band is still a staple on my weekly 2 hour show featuring local talent from Kentucky and Tennessee. This is one CD that never leaves my disc changer!

Best wishes,

"Web review"

The Josh Jackson is a promising up and coming rock band that packs plenty of melody, power and emotion into their music. Keavin Wiggins -


"Challengepoint" 2000
"The Josh Jackson Band" 2003
"Misunderstood" single 2006
"Over One" single 2006


Feeling a bit camera shy


Lead singer Josh Jackson came to Nashville in 1989 to attend college. Little did he know that it was music that would keep him there. Concentrating on songwriting and performing, Jackson founded two popular groups in the early nineties before pulling together his most successful band to date, The Josh Jackson Band.

The Josh Jackson Band, featuring Josh Jackson on lead vocals and acoustic guitar; Locke Sandahl on lead guitar and background vocals; Jason Hollis on bass and background vocals; and Kris Crawford on drums; has a unique style derived from their many musical influences. Their self-titled album, a blend of power pop, roots rock and acoustic grooves, showcases Jackson’s talent for writing powerful songs. The end result is an edgy sound that people relate to – a sound that sets The Josh Jackson Band apart from the cookie cutter bands that dominate the industry today.

While The Josh Jackson Band is often compared to such big name acts as Vertical Horizon, Sister Hazel, and Train, it’s their unique musical flair and reputation for energetic live shows that has won them their own fans. And, people are taking notice. The Josh Jackson Band was voted Best New Band and Best Local Rock Band by the Nashville Scene’s 2002 “Best Of” Reader’s Poll, an honor that comes as quite a surprise to the pop/rock quartet. “I never would have thought we could be honored in this way,” says leader singer, Josh Jackson. “Our friends and fans in the Nashville community have always been supportive, but this is the ultimate in recognition.”

While the band appeals to local music lovers, the group has also found friends all over the map. The positive nature of The Josh Jackson Band’s material has gained them fans from over 15 states as well from different countries such as India, Holland, and the U.K. And, while it’s fun being recognized with accolades and having fans across the world, the band never loses sight of its purpose. “I was always brought up that whatever you do, it should have a purpose. If we are going to go out there and play music, I want people to get something out of it as well as enjoy the music,” says Jackson.

The Josh Jackson Band knows where it’s been and where it’s going, and they won’t stop until they’ve reached their ultimate goal – to touch as many people as possible through their music.