Kelly Jackson | Renditions of the Soul

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Renditions of the Soul

by Kelly Jackson

Kelly’s fans are going to be treated to an amazing marriage of current Rock, Blues, Funk, and Jazz/Chill Music seasoned with Native American Music undertones. Her music is empowering and inspirational!
Genre: Easy Listening: Soft Rock
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1. Ghost
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2. No Lies
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3. Waiting
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4. Mirror
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5. Just Let Them Talk About You
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6. Don't Speak
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7. How Many
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8. Real Man
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9. House of the Rising Sun
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10. After All This Time
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11. Waiting (Acoustic Live Version)
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Album Notes
National Award Winning Artist, Kelly Jackson has been working on her new album Renditions of the Soul for the last year. This album represents the culmination of her musical and life journey and the plights of her native community located in Northern Wisconsin. Kelly’s fans are going to be treated to an amazing marriage of current Rock, Blues, Funk, and Jazz/Chill Music seasoned with Native American Music undertones.

Kelly's first album Spirit of a Woman received National recognition and was awarded the Best Folk/Americana Album of the Year at the 2013 Native American Music Awards. She was also nominated in four other categories including Album of the Year and Female Vocalist of the year.

Kelly Jackson is a member of the Lake du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. She was born in Wausau, Wisconsin. Raised by her mother, a strong, independent and resourceful woman of primarily German and French Canadian decent. Her father, a full-blooded Ojibwe man from Lac du Flambeau, Stanely Jackson. He was taken from her life when she was still an infant – killed at the old age of 23. But without hesitation, his brother, Larry Jackson stepped up and assumed the role of her father.

Music has been an influential part of her life for as long as she can remember. From the flailing sound of a powwow drum to her dad and uncles relentless guitar festivals. She can remember sitting around the kitchen table watching them sing and play until the sun came up. Singing every old country song that existed, from Johnny cash, Waylon Jennings and of course good ole, Hank Williams. Every now and again one of them would bust out an old 49 song beating on the guitar as if it was the most magnificent hand drum on earth. She was always held up amongst them to sing along. Little did they know their influences would carry her on to produce and record her own music collections.

While her notebooks were filled with lyrics by the time she hit 4th grade, she composed her first complete song at 11 and performed on the grand stage of GD Jones Elementary School. It kicked off her passion for writing and performing. Since then she has written hundreds of songs and performed for countless venues.

As a preservation professional, Kelly served her community in Lac du Flambeau for 14 years in the field of tribal culture/language and resource preservation. She continues to provide workshops in federal law, and government relations, in addition to sessions focusing on Lac du Flambeau history. She provides technical assistance to federal/state agencies and tribal governments. Her work in the preservation field focuses on the protection of places of cultural importance to the tribes through partnerships and education.

She was the visionary and coordinator of the “Legacy of Survival: Boys Dormitory Interpretive Initiative- a nationally recognized inter-tribal partnership to create a cultural education, research and interpretive center which focuses on government boarding schools and their impacts in Indian Country. The center will be located in the fully restored 1906 boys dormitory building in Lac du Flambeau and will house exhibits, archival and research spaces, language and cultural educational settings and outreach programs. Raising just over 1.3 million dollars of state/private and federal funds, the center opened in 2014.

Kelly’s music represents her deep appreciation for her culture and celebrates and inspires the spirit to move forward no matter what the obstacles one may face.

“Music is more than just a form of expression for me, it’s etched in my spirit and rooted in my soul”. ~Kelly Jackson

Madison Music Magazine~ Her music will carry you away and deliver a medicinal soundboard of pure grace. She may have very well coined a new genre~ Native Americana.

BRAVA Magazine~ Her soulful messages and music clearly have struck a chord, in Madison and beyond.



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