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Jill Jackson

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‘Are We There Yet?’ is the new album by independent Glasgow singer/songwriter, Jill Jackson which is
set for release on 18th May 2018. Supported by a sell out album launch at St Luke’s Glasgow on the same day, followed by a UK Tour.

This album is lauded as Jackson’s best yet. Recorded in Glasgow and produced by award winning producer Boo Hewerdine (Emily Barker and Eddi Reader), ‘Are We There Yet?’ features contributions from some of Scotland’s finest musicians. The record will be released to radio as well as CD format and digital download via
iTunes and other digital platforms.

The singer songwriter from Paisley, Scotland has recently received the auspicious nod from industry bodies after winning the acclaimed ‘Danny Kyle’ award at Celtic Connections coupled with being named as one of the top ten acts tipped as the ‘UK Country’s Next Big Thing 2018’. Jackson boasts a strong online following which has accumulated over 1 million video hits, staggering for an independent artist.

Having previously been signed to a major label (Innocent/EMI) by Hugh Goldsmith back in 2002, Jackson has intentionally remained under the radar slowly shaking the shackles of the major label perceptions and their revolving door of artists.

She reflects: “Being signed to a major label is an amazing experience when you are 22. But with a major comes the moulding into something you never intended to be. I was on tour with a boyband (Blue) touring arenas when all I wanted was to play at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. This made everything harder once I was dropped. I immediately packed and left for Nashville to play The Bluebird Cafe, to a standing ovation.
This started my true musical journey. Learning from all the artist I watched live on stage as a teenager
Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin and Allison Krauss.”

“Going from a pop artist to a country artist confused a lot of people and was perceived as being a
stereotypical move to be seen as a ‘serious’ artists. But this who I have always been. To all the people
that misunderstood me ……Are We There Yet?”

Are We There Yet? is a journey through childhood, loss, life struggles and ultimate happiness.
These momentous changes of life and reflective nature flow through every word and note of
the 10 new songs – an uplifting, accomplished, mature record.

“These songs fell out of my heart and guitar with a little bit of country, rock n roll and old timey.”

Having previously worked and toured with Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams, Albert Lee, Runrig and
Mel C (Spice Girls), Jill Jackson also announces details of her UK Headline shows in Summer
2018:

18.05.18 – St Luke’s & The Winged Ox, Glasgow
25.05.18 – Ettrickbridge Hall, Ettrickbridge
26.05.18 – Troon Concert Hall, Troon
27.05.18 – The Greystones, Sheffield
31.05.18 – Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham
01.06.18 – Haverhill Arts Centre, Haverhill – 01440 714140 / www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk
02.06.18 – Ranfurly Castle Bridge Of Weir ** Private Event
03.06.18 – Ceol Campbeltown
07.06.18 – Florence Arts Centre, Cumbria
08.06.18 – Chapel Arts Centre, Bath
09.06.18 – The Sunny Sailor, Maldon – 01621 856503 / www.mactheatre.org.uk
10.06.18 – Twickfolk, London
14.06.18 – The Stables, Milton Keynes