Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tony Jackson: Country Convert

With an expressive singing style infused with pure vocal honey, Tony Jackson is a welcome anomaly in the country music genre.

In one way, the friendly, goateed vocalist is a throwback to classic sounds — Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Lefty Frizzle, Waylon Jennings — with only a courtesy nod to the “bro-country” currently assailing radio.

But he’s also an African-American man singing country music. Other than Charley Pride and (of late) Darius Rucker, there haven’t been a whole lot of those. My profile of star-on-the-rise Tony Jackson can be found in Richmond Magazine.

To read "A Country Convert," click here... 

(Photo by the mighty Jim Shea)

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