Nostalgia is a strong emotion that unifies people no matter their background. One man and his band are harnessing that power through music. “It’s so refreshing to hear [music] inspired by the classic pop/rock generation. Jackson Reed and The Silverbirds show that rock is alive and well,” says L.D. Brandon of Bridge Music Magazine. Kenny Aronoff was reminded “of some Mellencamp songs I recorded with John” after recording with Jackson.
When asked why his music invokes such strong feelings of nostalgia, Jackson says “there are a lot of people out there both young and old who want nothing more than the sounds of the past to come back. I want to be their representative and ensure that happens.” Jackson, 24, believes his blend of classic rock and modern pop can reach a wide audience with catchy tracks and an impressive live show.
Jackson’s musical journey started as a child in his hometown of Calgary, Alberta, where he first discovered The Beatles. From there, he knew that playing music was what he needed to be doing with his life. Jackson began to earn more recognition in the music world after teaming up with Eugene Foley, who also works with artists like Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel to name a few. In 2021 Jackson released his first EP “On Air,” and the single “Dangerous Lover,” which was a collaboration with legendary drummer Kenny Aronoff. Jackson has also toured in the United States, receiving warm reception in cities like Nashville and Atlanta. Make sure to follow Jackson on Instagram, and listen to “Dangerous Lover” to hear his vision in action.