Friday April 1st
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COUNTRY MUSIC SENSATION JACKIE BRISTOW DELVES INSIDE AMERICANA’S COUNTRY SOUL ON NEW ALBUM OUTSIDER & TOUR.
* OUTSIDER ALUBM RELEASE TOUR * DATES FOR APRIL & MAY 2022 *
“Each is a stand-alone jewel and the entire album is an adventure into the heart of a legendary talent. Could be an album of the year.” – IndiePulse Music Magazine
“Subtle power, sensitive soul, sultry sound, sensational singing.” – Muzic.net.nz
Jackie Bristow has taken many musical journeys to reach her fifth album, and her first in six years. The New Zealand native has gone to Sydney, Los Angeles, Austin and Nashville to pursue her artistic vision.
The happy result of all her moves, OUTSIDER finds her standing at the crossroads – of soul and country, rock ‘n’ roll, and singer-songwriter folk – and reveals her drive to embrace change, keep moving, and to discover something new and exciting.
Recorded in Nashville with an all-star cast of soul and Americana musicians, Outsider is Jackie’s tribute to the music of the American South. A collection that underscores Jackie’s life as a global artist, Outsider is inspired by the myriad sounds found in her adopted home, Nashville, one of the capitals of American music.
Nashville feels like a melting pot in a hub of creativity, says Jackie. Being exposed to such great American music has really inspired me.
Cut with a group of stellar musicians, including long-time musical partner Mark Punch, it’s rich, sumptuous music that finds Jackie building upon the strengths of her four previous critically acclaimed albums.
With its mix of acoustic and electric guitars, pedal steel, banjo, strings and horns, the album stands as a triumph by a singer-songwriter who American Songwriter has hailed as “crafting some of the most beautiful, compelling Americana today”.
Three tracks were dropped before the album release. The beautifully timeless, endearing earworm that is first single ‘Without You’, stands as a country-rock instant classic that suggests the stylish Western vibe of Jimmy Webb and Jackson Browne.
Vibrant second single ‘Livin’ For Love’ is a funky fusion of Jackie’s musical influences, while an ethereal grandeur is added to album teaser ‘Shakin’ My Bones’, courtesy of acclaimed Norwegian singers Tor Egil Kreken and Mari Kraken from band Darling West – just a couple of the talented musicians who have graced this album.
Title track ‘Outsider’ is a strong, sassy number, a perfectly-formed country-pop tune, coupled with great song-writing as she sings “I’m always on the outside, of the in-crowd…I’m never on the inside, with the hip crowd…I’m an outsider.”
Bristow, however, is very much a hip insider when it comes to expressing her brand of County Soul Americana, and her beautiful new album wonderfully underscores her musical depth and commitment to conveying her deeply felt songs.
Outsider holds an understated charm, groove and heart, the singer-songwriter aesthetic at its most engaging and innovative. Outsider gets inside American music. You’ll feel better after lending your ears to hear what she has to say about the experience.
JACKIE BRISTOW – OUTSIDER ALBUM RELEASE TOUR 2022 –
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