about - Acoustic With Heart Productions, Decatur, GA
Anything that Veronika Jackson sings with her amazing voice sounds soulful. Without having to think about it, plan it or emulate it, she sings in a gospel way, with a rich, beautiful voice that will make anyone stop to listen. It comes naturally from hearing music in church and in her community. Intrinsically, she carries forth the African American musical traditions that goes back to the spirituals, gospel, blues and soul, while singing music influenced by artist such as Odetta, Elizabeth Cotten, and Richie Haven.
Her compelling music, unlike the traditional folk blues of rural African Americans, is literally Folk Blues, drawing inspiration from both the blues heritage and the 1960 folk music movement. Veronika has performed for over forty years, gracing many festival stages and concert venues in the united States and across the Atlantic.
She is a singer/songwriter who performs originals as well as classic songs, but Veronika does not carry forth the usual blues repertoire typical of the game. If you expect her to be typical in anyway she will surprise you.
Individualistic, strong and determined, Veronika Jackson is a singer that plays a clean acoustic rhythmic folk guitar in the piedmont style which accompanies her expressive vocals. The style of singing that Veronika does is from the heart. "I was not trying to be a blues singer. It was not a goal I went toward. I just sing it the way I feel it."
Veronika Jackson has become a familiar face and sound in the southern regions of the United States, performing for festivals, music halls and community benefits. She leaves many in awe while she informs and tells her story and her history through acoustic folk blues.
From folk to blues Ms. Veronika is wooing and winning over many audiences. Her personality like her music is intimate, assured and passionate. She draws listeners into the moment with her storytelling as she engages them into her performance. Her rich, smooth, strong and lyrical expressions gives a perfect balance to her clean peidmont style guitar picking and rhythms....
Veronika sings from the depth of who she is, she grew up in the church, came from the era of folk and r&b so as she sings the blues, it also has the flavor that leaves audiences feeling Good....
Veronika has become one of the most enjoyed artist in the acoustic folk blues genre. Performing and sharing the stage with internationally known Bluesman, Guy Daivs, and Songtress Barbara Carr. Also sharing festival billings with Rory Block and Roy Book Binder just to name a few. Veronika is an acoustic folk artist with the flavor of blues which is rare and unique in the acoustic folk - blues arena, her songs are like storytelling.
A performance by Veronika is an enriching experience, both musically and spiritually. Veronika's humble and authentic presence when performing captivates music audiences that leaves them wanting more.
Veronika Jackson's latest CD "The Woman I Am", is expressive with heartfelt emotions.
She is recognizing women who has make a mark in acoustic folk blues, such as Odetta, Precious Bryant and Elizabeth Cotten.
"She makes Leadbelly's 70-year-old "C.C.Rider" sound fresh, and I found myself listening to Jimmy Reed's "Big Boss Man" with a different perspective. " Speaking about the performance he heard at the King Biscuit Blues Festival October 2013.
Don Wilcock Veteran Award Winning Blues Musicologist & Journalist
Contributing Writer - The American Blues Scene
"Great job at MerleFest 2011. Nice to hear you and to visit some. Everybody Loved You."
Roy Book Binder
International Acoustic Blues Musician
If you love the melody and sensitivity of American blended with the earthiness of the blues, you'll love the music of Veronika Jackson.
Gary Erwin, Producer-Lowcountry Blues Bash
Alone with her guitar, she blew a fresh air at the end of the day, just like a nugget, which surface from the the bottom of a river, where nobody expected her.
Severine Joubert, Sud Quest New, Cognac, France
Veronika, we truly enjoyed both of your performances at Pocono Blues Festival a couple of weeks ago. Your music is beautiful and haunting , there's so much about life we find ourselves listening to , some folk, some blues, sometimes and Hat Check, over and over.
Bill & Bernie Simmons
Pocono Blues Festival, Festival Attendees
Performance Inquiries Below:
Mary Vee, Artist Representative
Acoustic with Heart Productions
P. O. Box 374494
Decatur, Georgia 30037