Jackson Taylor is a story teller,
plain and simple.
Jackson Taylor tells stories about what he knows -- life.
Jackson’s lyrics paint tales of lives filled with passion
and joy as much as of a life tainted by sorrow and
disappointment – his life.
Jackson sings of heaven and hell, beauty and grit –
Jackson sings of real life.
Born one of eleven siblings to parents of migrant workers, his
life began in Moody, Texas, a small town just north of Austin.
It was a nomadic existence stripped of the comforts and
security that most take for granted.
Jackson’s roots instead became deep seeded in his love
for music, a passion passed on to Jackson at an early age by his
father who would steal away whenever possible to see and hear
country greats like Waylon, Willie, and Billy Joe Shaver
perform, often with Jackson in tow.
adolescence was spent bouncing from one migrant labor town to
another, finally settling in a small farming town in Washington
State. After graduating high school, he moved back to Texas for
a while but soon left to try and make his mark in Nashville.
There, Jackson found work as a songwriter, but life for Jackson
was still a steep uphill climb, and after a couple of tough and
frustrating years, Jackson had to face the hard truth that
Nashville was not the “home” for which he had spent his whole
York City to Los Angeles, Jackson has finally found his rightful
home, ironically right back where his life began -- in Texas.
Combining his real life experiences with old school country
elements, and throwing in the flavors of punk and southern rock
to create a style all his own, Jackson Taylor continues to break
the rules of traditional country music with his straightforward
lyrics, "take it or leave it" approach, intense live
performances, and the drive and determination of a freight
train. The end result can not be pigeon holed into any style and
can only be rightfully defined as what it is:
“Jackson Taylor Music”.
unfettered, full tilt assault on country music strikes that
perfect chord of being both inescapably familiar yet remarkably
fresh. More Memphis than Nashville, more madness than
This is fun music in the truest sense of the term." - Saving
Billy Joe Shaver summed up it up best when he said, “Jackson’s
songs are so real and honest, you know straight off he's been
there and done that. He writes and sings like he lives, great
songs that I believe will live forever."