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by Scott Jackson

Scott Jackson music is catchy Folk Pop encompassing the sincerity of U2 with the organic constructions of Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and Ryan Adams. This recipe delivers the timeless melodic sounds of Scott Jackson.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. C'mon C'mon
3:16 $0.99
2. When You Gonna Come Down
3:57 $0.99
3. She Cries
3:35 $0.99
4. Dream
3:21 $0.99
5. In the Morning
5:07 $0.99
6. Precious Things
3:56 $0.99
7. Empty Cup
3:55 $0.99
8. What Are We Waiting For
4:36 $0.99
9. Mercy
3:28 $0.99
10. Walk a Line
3:18 $0.99
11. Tears of Bourbon
3:22 $0.99
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Album Notes
“Heartfelt, Powerful, Passionate, Deep, Sincere. A natural born wordsmith who senses the truth in all of us and transports the listener to a higher place. Scott Jackson is a hidden gem who hits home run after home run out of the park!
Don Coleman – A/R Group International

Scott Jackson takes the mirrors down from the walls in his songwriting, exposing his inner soul. He delivers a dynamic score of folk driven pop rock music with a universal theme. Songs that seem recognizable yet are unique with hooky and emotive sounds.

Following his debut release “My World” producer Jerry Wong (Damn The Diva, Bif Naked, Loverboy), who embraced Scott’s first single ‘What Are We Waiting For’ was so impressed that he became Scott’s music collaborator. Wong subsequently produced Jackson’s current full-length album release “Distractions’, a back to front ensemble of strong songwriting, tieing together the rootsy sounds of the American Alt country establishment akin to Ryan Adamas and the Jayhawks with the ache of Brit pop favorites like U2 and Coldplay. When asked what he sounds like, Jackson is unashamed to wear his influences on his sleeve and reply “if you put Tom petty and U2 in a studio together, the Scott Jackson sound is what you might end up with!”

Scott is a founding member of the band MK ULTRA who released the album ‘APPLE’ that spent numerous weeks at the top of the HMV Independent charts with their single ‘Gotta Get On It’ that also garnered airplay on subsequent stations in Canada. Scott Jackson’s live shows are riveting. Headlining showcases at the New Music West Festival and playing opening slots for acts like Nickleback are some of the memorable performances in SCOTT JACKSON’S career.

Since launching his solo project Scott has sold out shows at premier venues such as The Act Theater in Maple Ridge, Canada and the Tsillan Cellars winery Amphitheater in Chelan Washington, USA. His debut release My World garnered rave press reviews from Tom Harrison (The Vancouver Province) and Jason Warburg (The Daily Vault) to name a few. The songs ‘What Are We Waiting For’ and ‘Welcome To My World’ received subsequent airplay on The Quake FM Radio, KOZI FM Radio, Fearless Radio in Chicago, WDNY in New York, and across Canada following the U.S. release of “My World”.

Scott Jackson has taken the internet by storm with more than 30,000 fans listening more than 500 times a day on his web page. Internet radio stations from all over the globe are spinning the first two singles C’mon, C’mon and the introspective alternative country track “ Precious Things” is receiving rotation on radio stations in St Louis, New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles and Germany and Denmark. Recently, the catchy high energy single C’mon C’mon was released to radio stations across Canada and is subsequently being added to the regular rotation of many. Among these stations is 107.3 Kool Fm in Victoria, CKRW in Whitehorse, CKDM Dauphin MB, CJTT New Liskeard, ON, and Mix 100 in Yellowknife to name a few. The single is paired with a full-production Video Release which awaits play on the major video stations in Canada.

Scott Jackson’s live performances include a five piece ensemble and a three piece acoustic version of his show. His fan base extends to south of the border (U.S.A.) from Washington State to California. Playing amphitheaters, theaters and small intimate coffee shops and clubs he is comfortable in any setting. Jackson’s impeccable vocals and his catchy, melodic songs win new fans each and every performance.

Distractions is available for Purchase online through I-tunes and CD baby as well as through Jackson’s website,



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a poet with powerfull wings
five stars are not enough.great singer songwriter personal discovery this year.pop-rock at its finest.Scott's voice and Jerry Wong's electric guitar are the best i ever heard.

Shannon Ambrose

Scott refuses to fit nicely into little round holes. A wonderful plend of pop/ro
The list of credits on this album reads like a “who’s who” of Canadian musicians. Jerry Wong (Damn The Diva, Bif Naked, Loverboy), Geraldo Dominelli (Loverboy, West End Girls), Geoff Hicks and Odds alumni; Pat Stewart and Doug Elliott (the latter being very familiar names and faces to me, seeing them perform live many times with Colin James).

Distractions is one of those releases that doesn’t really fit into one set genre - and for that matter, why should it? With a mix of pop/rock/folk and roots, Scott Jackson is an artist who is comfortable exploring all those genres that really do not need description. Containing 11 tracks, Distractions is Scott’s second solo release, following on the heals of his 6 song EP, My World.

Opening with the upbeat hit single “C’mom C’mom”, this lively pop track starts the CD off very nicely, and then moving into “When You Gonna Come Down”, another nice pop track with a hint of a rock edge thanks to a heavy guitar accompaniment. Lyrically, Scott shows his prowess with the reflective, “She Cries”. This tune touched me the most, taking an event that has inspired many an artist, Scott lets his music and words tell his own tale of soul searching.

Scott’s folksy/rootsy side comes out in the tracks, “In The Morning”, Precious Things”, “Empty Cup”, “Mercy” and “Tears of Bourbon”. Like other artists who refuse to fit into a cookie cutter sound, Scott uses a mix of acoustic guitar, keys, harmonica and – on “Tears of Bourbon” – a mandolin; to set the mood. With each of these tracks I couldn’t help but liken the sound to that of the critically acclaimed, Blue Rodeo, who also move effortlessly from rock to pop to folk and roots, but always with their own flair and sound that could easily be heard on adult contemporary stations as well as country stations all over North America.

Rich in melody as well as lyrically, Scott’s own version of “non-genre specific” music defies classification. Where does all this fit into? Is it pop/country/folk? Does all of this really matter? Too often we are striving to fit round objects into round holes and square objects into square holes, rather then just seeing them as objects and appreciating them for just that, and the joy they bring. Isn’t it nice to know that in the vast world of musical expression, there are artists like Scott Jackson that refuse to fit into a nice tidy “round” hole.

Kelly Pettit

Scott Jackson's CD is well produced and well crafted. His songwriting is catchy and full of imagery. As a songwriter myself, I tend to be fairly critical but there's just nothing to be critical about here! It's one of the few CD's that's great from start to finish! Worth every penny.