Jackson Howard’s neo-folk draws upon the classic intimacy of Paul Simon and James Taylor, while letting his guitar tell some of the story. Jackson has toured the US, Canada, Iceland, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands, sharing bills with Nicholas David and Moushimi (The Voice), and Nick Jameson of Foghat among others. His latest release, Just for the Mystery recorded at Dark Horse Studios, has been played on over 100 radio stations in the US and Europe and has been licensed by MTV, E!, Discovery, and Netflix among other TV networks for use in their programming.
Having earned a PhD and worked in research prior to his music career, many of Jackson’s songs deal with change and our eternal search for self. After juggling a job at Washington University in St. Louis with an ever growing performance schedule, Howard ultimately left academia in 2015 to focus his energies on his music full time. Introspective yet generalizable, his lyrics touch regret, hope, self-deception, and love – both vacuous and real.
“This guy writes with such substantial depth – eliminating all pretension – that he could easily be the one to save our current crop of pop songs from its dire state of superficiality.” ~Tunedloud.com
“You can bet John Mayer has nothing on this guy, trust me. … I broke the repeat button, and I want to hear more!” ~ Skope Magazine
“Jackson Howard has the soul, smarts and songwriting to turn a lot of heads” ~ Music of the World
“His finger style guitar technique sets him apart as well and marks him as a legitimate musical force with the legs to possibly carry him deep into a celebrated career.” ~Music Emissions
“Combing touches of folk, blues and soul in flurries of electric guitar mysticism, acoustic sweep, river deep rhythms, mountain high vocals and piano/key sprinkles, Howard’s in command of his song craft all throughout.” ~ Groping Towards Grace
“His talent for crafting memorably intelligent material is one of the central factors distinguishing his work apart” ~The Modern Beat