Going to rock the house of blues
Shirley Jackson’s seven-piece blues band, The Good Rockin Daddys, are going to rock The Osprey on Saturday, March 24 with a big concert that will also feature some of the participants in Jackson's "Blues in the Schools" project, as well as local blues players.
Jackson and Her Good Rockin’ Daddys boast a four-piece horn section. Her style has been described as “jump rockin’ blues swing spiced with Tex-Mex. The band’s latest CD release, Comfort Food was nominated for an East Coast Music Award. From swing jazz to rhythmic blues to rock’n’roll, The Good Rockin’ Daddys serve up a wide menu of tunes both on Comfort Food and in concert.
Reviewer Eric Thom says this is one of the “most surprising and, ultimately, rewarding releases… the brainchild of award-winning Tenor Sax stalwart Shirley Jackson and her handpicked crew, comprised of the cream of the Maritime blues and jazz crops.”
Jackson won a Canada-wide 2003 Maple Blues Award for Horn Player of the Year following the band’s release of its first CD, Careful What You Ask For, also nominated for an ECMA.
Tickets are just $15 for adults and only $5 for students in advance at the Whirligig Book Shop (875-1117)