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Shirley Jackson official CD release in Halifax on Oct 12

By Administrator

After a busy summer tour schedule in Calgary and Edmonton, Shirley Jackson and Her Good Rockin’ Daddys are getting ready to serve some “Comfort Food” with the official Halifax CD release at Bearly’s House of Blues on Friday Oct. 12th.

The CD with seven of Jackson’s originals has already made the top 100 list for Real Blues Magazine.

The new album “Comfort Food’ from Shirley Jackson & Her Good Rockin’ Daddys features talented musicians from the Maritimes. Mixing up a blend of Blues, Swing and a hint of Tex-Mex flavor.

Produced by Shirley Jackson & Ian O’Donnell from Resonance Recording in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The CD features Shirley Jackson on Tenor Saxophone & Vocals, Dawn Hatfield on Baritone Saxophone, Rob MacIntosh on Tenor Saxophone, Dave Harrison on Trumpet & Flugelhorn, Brad Conrad on Guitar, Carter Chaplin on Guitar, Phil Potvin on Harmonica, Dan ‘Autopilot Slim’ Dufour on Guitar, Jef Wirchenko on Bass, Morrow Scot-Brown on Bass, Gary Potts on Drums, Barry Cooke on Piano & Organ, John Eyman on Guitar, Joe Murphy on Harmonica, Dave MacIsaac on Guitar and Marks Lockhart on Drums.

“I really, really like this record. It’s very stylized and swinging and has some really interesting arrangements throughout as well as some killer playing. The horns are truly blissful and it’s neo-big band and very slick indeed. Great stuff!!! “-Eric Thom; Exclaim Magazine.

Jackson, originally from Alberta, relocated to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1988. She has been active in the Maritime music scene since her arrival, and has made an impact with her special blend of blues not only in the Maritimes, but also across the country and into the U.S.

Jackson was the Toronto Maple Blues Award Winner for Horn Player of the Year in 2003. Her first CD, Careful What You Ask For, was nominated for an East Coast Music Award in the category of Best Blues Artist/Group (2003).

Comfort Food (2007), track list:
Tailgator Jump (2:59)
One Way Thinking (2:19)
Losin’ Faith (3:26)
Three Things Worth Doin’ (4:08)
No Compromise (3:17)
Can You Hear Me (4:06)
I Feel For You (3:24)
Mellow Saxophone (3:16)
You Can Have My Husband (2:49)
Comfort Food (3:36)
Banana Oil (3:10)

More Info: www.shirleyjackson.ca

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