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Nick Jackson

Region: 
North Slave
Community: 
Yellowknife
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Phone: 
(867) 444-8685

Artist Story

I am a self taught folk and indie-rock musician. My song writing is like a journal that gets me through the winter and helps express the meaning of whatever craziness is going on.

My process starts with chord progression or a poem. Then it gets into the emotion. Expressing emotions through music is fun. My content is original and based on what I have seen in the North – sometimes my stories are about the darker side of Yellowknife. But they are also about perseverance and being optimistic about getting through whatever hell you are going through.

I love seeing other people’s reactions to my original material and what they interpret a song to be. I went to Wekweeti for National Addictions Awareness Week. Almost the whole community showed up – chiefs, elders, little kids – and there was a lot of feedback about songs really touching and connecting with them. That, to me, is what songwriting is about.

Artist Bio: 

 

 am a self taught folk and indie-rock musician. My song writing is like a journal that gets me through the winter and helps express the meaning of whatever craziness is going on.

 

My process starts with chord progression or a poem. Then it gets into the emotion. Expressing emotions through music is fun. My content is original and based on what I have seen in the North – sometimes my stories are about the darker side of Yellowknife. But they are also about perseverance and being optimistic about getting through whatever hell you are going through. 

 

I love seeing other people’s reactions to my original material and what they interpret a song to be. I went to Wekweeti for National Addictions Awareness Week. Almost the whole community showed up – chiefs, elders, little kids – and there was a lot of feedback about songs really touching and connecting with them. That, to me, is what songwriting is about.

Last Updated: April 12, 2016

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