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Genres You Will Love
Moods: Featuring Saxophone Blues: East Coast Blues Blues: Jump Blues Blues: West Coast Blues Holiday: Blues

By Location
CANADA - Nova Scotia

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Shirley Jackson & Her Good Rockin' Daddys


Shirley Jackson & Her Good Rockin’ Daddys have been fuelling the dance floor with a mixture of horn-powered east coast blues. The band hails to a sound inspired by the early years of Rock & Roll when horn sections were an integral part of the sound stylized by Jackson’s own song writing and horn arrangements.

The band is comprised of: Shirley Jackson on vocals and tenor saxophone; her son, Jef Wirchenko, on bass (performing, writing, and arranging with the Good Rockin’ Daddys for twenty-five years); long time members Dawn Hatfield (baritone saxophone) and Dave Harrison (trumpet) round out the Good Rockin’ Horn section; and veteran musicians Tom Crilley on guitar and Ainslie Jardine drums. Marc Doucet, a former Good Rockin’ Daddy is a guitarist on the recording "Things Keep Lookin' Up' along with band member Tom Crilley on guitar exchanging lead and rhythm roles throughout the CD.

2017 Maple Blues Award - Horn Player of the Year (nominee)
2013 Maple Blues Award – Horn Player of the Year (nominee)
2013 ECMA Blues Recording of the Year (nominee)
2008 Real Blues Magazines top 100 list of Canadian Blues Cds
2008 ECMA Blues Recording of the Year (nominee)
2007 Nova Scotia Music Association - Blues Recording of the Year (nominee)
2003 Maple Blues Award – Horn Player of the Year (recipient, Shirley Jackson)
2003 ECMA Blues Recording of the Year (nominee)

Shirley Jackson continues to lead the Good Rockin’ Daddys into a sound that is reminiscent of the times when honking and screaming saxophones put the swing into dance clubs.