T.J. Jackson

Portrait of T.J. Jackson

T.J. Jackson is a singer/ songwriter,and is a Mohawk from the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation which is located on the boundaries of the state of N.Y., and the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. T.J. was introduced to entertainment at the very young age of six years old when he would dance the shuffle in local bars while his dad and grandfather collected the nickels, dimes and quarters that were thrown at him while he danced. Although T.J.’s mom and grandmother weren’t so amused about this after finding out after doing their laundry next door to the bar where the Laundromat was located. But T.J.’s musical career started long before that when he would emulate his favourite singers in secrecy. T.J. has been a musician for over thirty years and has been in many cover bands over the years.


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Genre: Country

Albums

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Can't You Hear The Distant Drums
mp3 clipIt's All Over Now But The Crying (965.6K, 01:00s)
mp3 clipHeartbreak and Guitars (965.6K, 01:00s)
mp3 clipThe Creator Sends His Love (970.2K, 01:00s)

Biography

T.J. Jackson is a singer/ songwriter,and is a Mohawk from the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation which is located on the boundaries of the state of N.Y., and the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. T.J. was introduced to entertainment at the very young age of six years old when he would dance the shuffle in local bars while his dad and grandfather collected the nickels, dimes and quarters that were thrown at him while he danced. Although T.J.’s mom and grandmother weren’t so amused about this after finding out after doing their laundry next door to the bar where the Laundromat was located. But T.J.’s musical career started long before that when he would emulate his favourite singers in secrecy. T.J. has been a musician for over thirty years and has been in many cover bands over the years. His influences are Elvis,(both his parents were big Elvis fans) Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and the list goes on. T.J. is also an Elvis Tribute Artist who performs regularly around N.Y. state and Ontario Canada. T.J.’s latest project is a compilation of songs he has written in the last few years, clearly you can hear where his influence in music comes from.
“ Can’t you hear the distant drums” is a mix of traditional country, traditional rock-a-billy and r&b. Here is a little insight of the songs from his C.D. The Creator Sends His Love -we as Native Americans(on-kwe hon-we) believe that when we take that journey to the spirit world, we are never really gone from this earth. When I Hear That Rockabilly -a feel good song about a trip I took to Memphis,and standing right there where Elvis, Jerry Lee, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins recorded,right there at Sun Records. Happy Birthday Baby -no not Conway….. I just Dream About Her -when you meet someone that’s just too good to be true. Can’t You Hear The Distant Drums -sort of an Indian love song along the lines of …lets say running bear. Billy Plays The Blues -a little something I wrote for my son. Whats It Gonna Take -we’ve all had relationships good and bad, some of ‘em questionable. Here Comes that Heartache -I felt this way once..or twice..or.. Heartbreak And Guitars - I remember my dad saying “she’s a good one” All Over Now But The Crying -lost love, immaturity, heartache..you know… This Is My Home -where do most of us go after a breakup??? Thank you for your time , and I hope you enjoy the songs on my album. Niawen kowa: onen kiwahe T.J. Jackson