"Jackson, your lyrics are right on track, very good..."
--Chris Hillman (the Byrds, the Flying Burrito Bros., the Desert Rose Band)
"Thumbs up, Jackson! The songs are top notch and your approach to the tracks is as well....Well done."
--Richard Bennett (Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Marty Stuart)
"Really like the lyrics...my kinda stuff!"
--Pete Anderson (Dwight Yoakam, Roy Orbison, Meat Puppets)
"You'll make the cut. Got a good mind & guts. Keep it up. You'll be going places."
--Hargus "Pig" Robbins (George Jones, Bob Dylan, Pretty Much Literally Everyone Else)
"I really like your songs....I am glad to see some young artists carrying on the flame of the type of country rock that I like!"
--John Jorgenson (Desert Rose Band, Elton John, the Hellecasters)
"I have listened to your songs and they - and you - both sound great!"
--Shane Fontayne (Lone Justice, Bruce Springsteen, Maria McKee)
"Wow - Very Nice...you are doing the work - GOOD."
Jackson Rodgers' story began shortly after he learned how to write about himself in the third person. Dragged regularly by his father to the church of the New Traditionalists, Jackson learned quickly to heed the lessons of Fathers Desert Rose, Yoakam, Earle, and Stuart, as well as those of Sisters McKee and Carlson. Alas, like all children, Jackson the Rodgers eventually began to yearn for something more; and so he began to seek out the teachings of prior generations, such as those of his namesake, Jackson the Browne. Rodgers' first, fleeting step outside the teachings of his youth enthralled his young mind, and so he strove onward on his quest to acquire more disparate musical knowledge, soon discovering such luminaries as Sirs Jennings and Nelson, as well as His Highness of Broken Hearts, King George. Further excursions would bring him to know the wisdom of the ones they call Dylan, Springsteen, Parsons, Graffin, and Gurewitz. For many years, young Rodgers would languish in the thinking that he could never properly apply all he had learned. And then, one day, 'round the age of 16, he wrote "Satisfy the Need," and he saw that it was good. Thus began his songwriting journey, which so far has culminated in the tracks on this page. Where things go from here, only circumstance knows...Credits:
Jackson Rodgers - songs, vocals, arrangements, rhythm guitar, drum programming
w/ Forest Rodgers - lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass, mandolinInfluences:
The Pretender, the Hardcore Troubadour, the Possum, the Red Headed Stranger, the Goddamn Jennings, the Zimmerman, the Boss, the Bad Religion, the Old Chunk of Coal, the Desert Rose Band, Dallas Frazier, etc.Label: