Jackie Bristow’s music career started with the hymns she sang at St Mary’s Primary School in Gore.
Kiwi singer/songwriter Jackie Bristow will tour New Zealand this month with Australian musician and long-time collaborator Mark Punch.
The tour will include the Leigh Sawmill Cafe on March 12, and the duo will also open for legendary blues singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt at her Auckland concert next month.
Originally from Gore, Jackie now spends most of her time in Australia and the US.
Her music is said to combine subtle but beautiful melodies and hooks that can hypnotise the listener.
Last year she released the album Shot Of Gold that garnered high praise from American magazine Vents, which called it “simply stunning” and Graham Reid from the NZ Herald awarded it four stars.
Jackie has honed her live performances from years of playing to concert halls, festivals, and listening rooms. Her soulful voice, well-crafted songs and natural command of the room are testament to her commitment to her craft.
Last year, she toured parts of the US, opening for Tommy Emmanuel and the Steve Miller Band. She has previously played support for such legendary names as Rick Springfield, Phoebe Snow, Bonnie Raitt and Art Garfunkel, to name a few.