& Her Good Rockin’ Daddys
Shirley Jackson & Her Good Rockin’ Daddys have been fuelling the dance floor and festival stages with a mix of horn-powered east coast blues. The seven piece Good Rockin’ Daddys hail to a sound inspired by the early years of Rock & Roll when horn sections were an integral part of the sound of swing and a rockin’ good time.
A summer tour laid the ground work for their third cd release, ‘When The Money’s All Gone’; a collection thirteen tracks and seven which are Jackson originals ranging from bluesy ballads to raunchy guitar features and soulful horns.
Shirley Jackson is a Toronto Maple Blues Recipient for Horn player of the year, (2003)and nominated again in 2013. The Good Rockin’ Daddys have released three ECMA nominated recordings, ‘Careful What You Ask For’ 2002 and ‘Comfort Food’ 2008. When The Money's All Gone in 2014.
Shirley Jackson-vocals & tenor sax
Dawn Hatfield- baritone sax, ukulele, hand flute (Juno and ECMA recipient)
Dave Harrison- trumpet & flugelhorn
Tom Crilley- guitar
Jef James Wirchenko- acoustic bass
Ainslie Jardine- drums
The positive chemistry between the musicians comes through in their performance and their music and is as genuine as the musicians themselves. ‘When The Money’s All Gone’ is a true representation of the band’s live performance.
Whatever the line-up, Shirley Jackson been leading the Good Rockin’ Daddys into a sound that is reminiscent of the times of the honking and screaming saxophones of swinging dance clubs but stylized by her own song writing and arranging.