Shirley Jackson returning to Sundre
Shirley Jackson and her Good Rockin’ Daddy’s band will be appearing at the Arts Centre on July 31.
For Jackson the show will be a homecoming of sorts, since she grew up in Sundre and attended high school here before leaving the community to pursue her musical dreams.
And to date those dreams have come true in a big way, with Jackson winning numerous honours, include a nomination for an East Coast Music Award for Blues Artist of the Year and Blues Recording of the Year.
Jackson and her band are now based in the Maritimes, where they are very active in the blues, rock ’n’ roll and swing scenes.
“I am very excited to be performing in Sundre with steady members of the Good Rockin' Daddys as well as seeing old friends that I haven't seen since high school and reconnecting with family and friends,” she said in a Round Up interview.
“We hope everyone will come out to the show. We will be playing music from our two previous CD releases, ‘Careful What You Ask For’ and ‘Comfort Food’, as well as from our new CD entitled ‘When The Money's All Gone’ which is to be released later this fall.”
Jackson, who sings and plays guitar and sax, will be joined on stage by Dawn Hatfield on sax, Marc Doucet on guitar, Jef Wirchenko on bass and Marks Lochart on drums. She writes the band’s original songs.
Although Jackson did have a chance to perform in Sundre in the mid-2000s, she’s back with her entire band this time.
“I did have the opportunity to perform in Sundre six years ago at a local venue named Swazzee's, but this was not with my whole band. We had to hire a drummer and guitar player from Calgary due to travel costs at the time,” she said.
For ticket information on next week’s show, see advertisement in this week’s Round Up.