Happy December !

December 09, 2014

Hi everyone,

Well we still have a few weeks to go before we finish up with 2014 - but what a busy year !

The Acoustic Sessions tour from Ontario, out through the Prairies and all the way to Vancouver Island and back was long but great !  I decided to drive it myself this year - and other than a few harrowing experiences in the BC mountains - I had a great trip. I played a lot of music for a lot of new and familiar faces and saw the many majestic landscape changes across this great, big country of ours. I will be planning another Western Canada tour in the New Year as well as heading East at some point.

As far as new material goes, I have a big batch of songs that have been ready for recording for a while now, and I also wrote a few new ones on my trip. I think my plan is to split the songs into another stripped down acoustic album and a louder, rowdier band album. I will keep you posted as work gets going on those projects.

In the new year, I'm looking forward to performing at Voices Carry - a benefit for victims of violence and sexual assault (see Dates for more details) and I'm also looking forward to performing at the newly renovated Boathouse in Kitchener. In early February, I will be performing in Owen Sound at Mossy Gatherings with the talented Scott Fitzpatrick.

More 2015 shows and events are in the works - so please check back soon for updates !

Happy holidays everyone !


Happy September everyone !

September 25, 2014
The band and I had a fantastic CD release show earlier this month for the new album, The Acoustic Sessions, at one of my all-time favourite venues, The Jane Bond.  And in just a few short days, I will be throwing boxes of cds and my guitar into my car and hitting the road for a tour that will take me all the way across Canada and out through the Prairies, ending in Vancouver Island.  I will be on the road for pretty much the entire month of October, and I’m looking forward to seeing friends in every province and playing a bunch of my favourite venues - and a few new ones - along the way.  
The Acoustic Sessions is a stripped-down, rootsy ‘retrospective’ of songs from my catalogue and I had a great time recording it with my talented sideguy, Mr. Chris Boyne, and Norman Blake from Teenage Fanclub. I thought it would be good to do an album with a more simple production-sense - more representative of what I sound like on tour solo.
“The Acoustic Sessions is perhaps the cleanest and sharpest representation of Jackson’s strengths as a singer, songwriter and guitarist,” says Patrick Finch, NightLife - Sept. 2014
“The Acoustic Sessions boasts a live-of-the-floor vibe and the vocals are front and centre. Jackson has never sounded stronger and more self-assured’s hands down my favourite of her albums” says Robert Reid, The Waterloo Region Record, Sept. 2014
So far so good !  I hope to see you somewhere out there along that Great-Canadian Highway - cheers !
Fri. Oct. 3 - House concert, Regina, SK
Sat. Oct. 4 - House concert, Gull Lake, SK
Wed.Oct. 8 - Fratters Speakeasy, Red Deer, AB
Fri. Oct. 10 - Owl Acoustic Lounge w/ guest Mercedes Fawns, Lethbridge, AB
Sat. Oct. 11 - Twin Butte General Store, Twin Butte, AB
Sun. Oct. 12 - Ironwood w/ guests Laurie Anne Fuhr, Alex Boudreau, Calgary, AB
Mon. Oct. 13 - The Rockwater Grill, Golden, BC
Tues. Oct. 14 - Private show, Jasper, AB
Thurs. Oct. 16 - Expressions Cafe, Nelson, BC
Fri. Oct. 17 - Good Omens, Summerland, BC
Sat. Oct. 18 - Carolyn’s Bday Bash, Vancouver, BC
Sun. Oct. 19 - Cafe Deux Soleils, Vancouver, BC
Mon. Oct. 20 - Ocean Island Cafe, Victoria, BC
Thurs. Oct. 23 - Zocalo’s w/ guest Jillian Gathright, Courtenay, BC
Fri. Oct. 24 - Char’s Landing, Port Alberni, BC
Sat. Oct. 25 - MacMillan Arts Centre w/ guest Jillian Gathright, Parksville, BC

Email me for house concert details @ lmariej@hotmail .com

The Acoustic Sessions CD release show SUN. SEPT. 7 at The Jane Bond in Waterloo !

August 12, 2014

On SUN. SEPT. 7, I will be releasing a brand new album called

The Acoustic Sessions at the Jane Bond in uptown Waterloo - with special guests, including Ottawa's Slo Tom (former Furnaceface frontman) plus a lot of local talent, including: Chris Boyne, Joe Dunn, Scott Fitzpatrick, Andy Miller, Steve Wood, Wendy Wright !
The admission price is $10 for the show and the CD !

Happy New Year News !

January 06, 2014

Happy New Year !

I am starting to do a new recording.  It's going to be an acoustic retrospective.  Very stripped down and available only at shows and from Busted Flat.

I am recording with Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub) and will have Chris Boyne and a few other friends contributing.

Late spring/ early summer will see me start on the next studio album !  I have a bunch of new songs and I can't wait to get working on them !!

Thanks for all your supoort last year !  I am looking forward to seeing you all again out on the road !!

All Music Review

May 05, 2013

I am excited to post that Thom Jurek (Rolling Stone, Spin) has done a wonderful review of Down In the Dust for !!

It is one of the best reviews I have ever received !     You can find it here !

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