Here is my acoustic cover of Storm Windows by John Prine. I learn music by ear and John Prine has always been an artist I connect with. I have seen him perform several times. Actually, it takes me more time to pick up on the lyrics that it does the guitar part.
I had a great winter snow skiing several times a week, at the expense of my grades and guitar practicing. It helps that my dad is a ski bum at heart. He fills out the clip board at the principles office to excuse me early from school. The reasons on the check out sheet reads: “sick,” “SICK,” “dentist appointment,” “Sick,” “Orthodontist.”
Then there is mine. It reads: “MOUNTAIN SNOW PAC/GRAVITY RESEARCH FIELD TRIP.” Thanks Dad!
I did this “Queen of California” acoustic cover on my old antique acoustic Bruno Parlor Guitar. I am really interested in old guitars. I have been collecting guitars for a project I am working on… more on that in the future. Read On!
A few weeks ago, City Weekly came to Milagros Mexican Food Restaurant to interview me for an article that was just published. I have been performing nearly every week-end at Milagros for the past several years. I move from table to table singing old favorites. I love the music from the 60s and 70s and most people get a big kick out of the songs as well.
At first, I was a bit nervous about the interview but as soon as we got started… it just became fun. It was a great privilege to be interviewed by City Weekly and be featured in their newspaper. I want to share the article with you. Read On!
Wow! You should see this place!
Last night we registered and got settled… and then the party began. After things settled down a bit, they had an “Open Mic” session for anyone who wanted to perform.
Several folks went before me. The music was more of the “Blues” type and they were all hooked up to electronics.
Then, it was my turn to do “my thing.” I play a simple, straight forward style… and don’t have a lot of heavy duty electronics to back me up. So, my music style is much different than a lot of the students and teachers here. (You might say… “I bring music back from the 60s and 70s.”)
When I started to perform, Read On!
Boy, did I get excited when Dad said we were going on a river trip. He got together with a couple of his friends and planned a Dad/Kids trip down the San Juan river which is south of Moab, Utah.
It’s not the cleanest looking water… more like chocolate milk. They say it flows into Lake Powell and dumps a lot of sand and sediment into the lake. They chose this particular river because it’s one of the safest rivers to take young kids on.
Sure enough… it was safe. In July, the river is only about 3 feet deep. The water is warm… in fact they said it’s about 80 degrees this time of year. There were a few small rapids, which made the slow flow of the water a little more fun.
We were on the river for 3 days Read On!
The London School of Guitar Workshop is coming up on Monday, August 6, 2012 in Park City, Utah. It’s been a long two months since I was accepted into the program. I’m really anxious to attend and learn from some of the best guitar musicians around.
We will really have a busy schedule after we register. The event starts off with a party… can you believe it? We’ll not only meet our instructors but we’ll enjoy performances from special guests. (Hmmmmm wonder who they are?) After the party,the students get to stay for an open mic session where we can all jam together. Wow! We’re starting out the week right, if you ask me! Read On!
I’m so excited… I’ve been accepted to attend the London School of Guitar Workshop in Park city in August. Just take a look at the view from the back side of School’s cool building.
It’s a great opportunity for me to rub shoulders with other hopeful guitarists. We will be taught by guest artists who are professionals in their field.
This year, one of the teachers will be singer/songwriter, “G. Love” (Garret Dutton) of Philadelphia. He adds a combination of blues and folk to his music. He is a Bob Dylan fan just like I am.
Here is one of his videos. Read On!
The Utah Valley Convention Center has invited Jackson Danger to perform at the new Grand Opening on May 12, 2012. The public is invited to attend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Danger will be presenting a live performance at 2:30 p.m. The new Center is located at 220 West Center Street, Provo, Utah. It’s a great new addition to historic downtown Provo.
“I am really excited to be ask to perform at this exciting event. This is really a great opportunity for me. I would love to have you drop by and listen to a few of my favorite songs like, “Rebecca.” Stick around and introduce yourself. I so enjoy meeting new people.”
Hey… how do you like this new poster. Cool huh? The colors are so fun and bright. Thanks Andy Barlow. Read On!
In April of 2012, Jackson Danger was voted number one vocal entertainer by Utah Valley Voters. It was a contest sponsored by the Daily Herald called, “The Best Of Utah County.” What an honor to considered one of the best entertainers in the Valley.
Jackson has gained his reputation at Milagros Mexican restaurant in Orem, Utah, where he entertains customers and friends nearly every Friday and Saturday nights. His love of the music of the 60s and 70s has also won the hearts of his listeners. He plays many of the oldies like: Read On!
As a guitar musician and singer, it’s always an honor to be invited to sing at new and exciting locations. However, before I tell you about my latest opportunity, let me give you a little background.
This week was Spring Break and the family went to Moab in southeastern Utah to do a little bike riding and just get away from Utah County.
The Moab area was the home of the Fremont Indian culture (400 AD), who roamed the cliffs of the San Raphael mountains. They painted and carved images on the cave walls and rock formations. The images are called “pictographs” and can still be seen today.
There is a cool restaurant on the corner of Center Street and Main in the heart of downtown Moab called “The Slickrock Cafe.” They adopted a pictograph critter as their icon for the cafe. It’s a combination of a lizard and dog and it’s covered with spots. Read On!