New Zealand-born singer Jackie Bristow transplanted to the United States with a guitar, a suitcase and a song. Since then, she has been making a name and an impact with her music. Jackie has opened for a wide range of artists, including personal heroes. Opening for legendary Bonnie Raitt in New Zealand on the 2013 Slipstream tour was a dream come true for the artist, along with opening for the internationally acclaimed guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel earlier in 2011. Jackie and Tommy played to sold-out theaters across America, and the singer is thrilled to be opening for Tommy again this year. Jackie has also been the opening act for Marc Cohn, John Oates, Rick Springfield, Art Garfunkel, Jimmy Webb, and Ruthie Foster, among others.
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 Tourism Australia’s worldwide campaigns for three years. Clearly, Jackie has had and continues to show a promising future in music.
Jackie has recently released her new single, “Whistle Blowin’” a haunting blues-infused country folk number. “Whistle Blowin’” has a melancholic feel to it, with Jackie infusing emotion with her beautiful voice. The single is a good old railroad blues song, reminiscent of Johnny Cash, Jimmie Rogers, and Arlo Guthrie. Driven by the banjo and rhythm guitar, Jackie spins a familiar story with a twist, as this time it’s being told from a female’s perspective.
“Whistle Blowin’” is a beautiful song, one that should definitely be on your playlist.