Jade Jackson | photo by Alice Baxley | courtesy of the artist
Checking In With… Jade Jackson
In times of crisis, it’s more important than ever to check in on your friends and loved ones. Here at XPN, we’re Checking In With our extended musical family to see how they’re holding up during the Coronavirus quarantine…and what music has kept them grounded. Today, Dan Reed chats with Jade Jackson.
Since the Coronavirus pandemic took hold, singer-songwriter Jade Jackson has been home in Santa Margarita on the central coast of California, helping out with her family’s restaurant business (which had to lay off a lot of staff and switch to take-out), and tried to remain optimistic.
Chatting for Checking In, she recalls the time she broke her back at age 20 after falling from a rope swing onto rocks while hiking. “Whenever we go through something really difficult, it can’t help but make us stronger if we don’t cave into it,” she says.
Jade Jackson’s album Wilderness, produced by Mike Ness of Social Distortion, was released last year, and you can learn more by listening to our conversation and checking out her song picks below.
Favorite Song Of All Time: “Take Me Home Country Roads” by Mountain Man
“We were playing Outlaw Country at home and the song came on, and I just stoped in my tracks. That hadn’t happened to me in a while, I am usually listening to familiar records and not really listening to new stuff as often as I am listening to my favorite records. It was an instant favorite, and I keep going back to it. It’s haunting it, it’s beautiful.”
Song That Raises Your Spirits: “That’s How I Got To Memphis” by Tom T. Hall
Song You’re Most Proud of Working On: “Tonight” by Jade Jackson
“This just means a lot to me on a personal level.”