Born in New Zealand, but then transplanted to Australia and now the United States with a guitar, suitcase and songs, Jackie Bristow travels light, but packs a heavy punch.
She’s had the honor of being the opening act for many of her musical heroes. In July 2016, Jackie opened for The Steve Miller Band in the US. She also opened for Bonnie Raitt in New Zealand on her 2013 “Slipstream” tour, and opened for internationally-acclaimed guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel. Jackie and Tommy played to sold-out theaters across the U.S.A.
Jackie has been the opening act for many other well-known names over the years: Marc Cohn, John Oates, John Waite, Bettye Lavette, B.J. Thomas, Joe Ely, Marcia Ball, Charlie Robison, Rick Springfield, Bob Schneider, Jimmy Lafave, Euge Groove, Ruthie Foster, Howard Jones, Herbert Gronemeyer, Phoebe Snow, Art Garfunkel, Daniel Lanois, Madeline Peryoux, Jimmy Webb, Paul Williams, and Shawn Mullins, among others.
Jackie’s live performances captivate audiences. One reviewer of her show on the Tommy Emmanuel tour wrote: “Opening for a musical giant like Emmanuel would seem a daunting task, but Bristow was relaxed, as her soulfully-seductive melodies reverberated within the auditorium. Her beautiful voice and earnest songs resonated with the audience, and they applauded her eagerly. Near the end of the show, Bristow joined Emmanuel on stage for an amazing duet that received a standing ovation.”
Jackie’s songs have been used repeatedly in Australian and New Zealand film and television hit shows such as “Go Girls,” “The Secret Life of Us,” “Home and Away,” “Outrageous Fortune,” “Shortland Street,” and “Go Big.” Her original song “This is Australia” won Tourism Australia’s nationwide competition and was featured in its worldwide promotional campaigns for three years. Songs from the “Crazy Love” and “Freedom” albums were programmed into rotation at 7,000 Starbucks locations nationwide in the US.
Jackie has proven to be an artist who shows no signs of stopping. She is now based in Los Angeles, California, but is constantly on tour supporting well-known artists in large concert halls, playing festivals, band shows, listening rooms and enchanting audiences with intimate house concerts.
You can catch Jackie Bristow at Incanto located at Insurgentes 109 at Rio Cuale on April 20, 21 and 22 at 8:00 pm. General Seating is $20 US and Preferred is $25 US. Tickets are available online at Incanto.
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