The Wayside Ballads Vol 2

by Bill Jackson

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    Recorded in Nashville, Sept 2015 - Produced by Thomm Jutz
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Welcome to ‘The Wayside Ballads Vol 2’. The Oxford Dictionary defines ‘Wayside’ as the edge of the road, figuratively meaning to be set aside or discarded. Well our songs have been described as topical, historical and most things in between, populated by characters outside of the mainstream – in many ways somewhat extraordinarily ordinary but always real. Rather than have them fall off the edge we wrote these Ballads to give them a voice and a history.
This Vol 2 of ‘The Wayside Ballads’ was made possible by and is dedicated to everyone who contributed to our crowdfunding campaign. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for making this happen. You know who you are.
The project became a reality under the guidance of Thomm Jutz – Mentor, Musician, Songwriter, Engineer, Producer and Friend. I instinctively believed that these songs were always in safe hands with Thomm. He has a philosophy which is simple. Great players and great sounds make for a great recording. We wanted to make a string band record. Lynn, Daniel, Justin and Sierra were Thomm’s choices and the brilliance and care which they brought to these songs/sessions was a revelation. We kept it as real and ‘live’ as possible and that’s just how I like it.
Pete Fidler was again right there beside me every day in the studio. His Dobro playing was masterful and I don’t think I have ever heard him recorded so beautifully. His encouragement, friendship and belief in the songs has always been a cornerstone to what I do. My co-writer and brother Ross was also along for the ride. We have been imagining these songs for a long time now and just like this. Love you brother.
Sometimes this road has its own rewards and it’s invariably always the love from friends and family that keeps you going – and especially from Ruthy and Charlie who make everything feel better when it all gets too hard.
Bookended with Volume 1,‘The Wayside Ballads’ project Ross and I dreamed is now starting to make sense. Twenty songs so far across two continents and we haven’t finished yet. We will bring it home…
BJ 2016


released May 1, 2016

The Wayside Ballads Vol 2 – The Band
Bill Jackson (Vocals/Acoustic Guitar)
Pete Fidler (Dobro)
Thomm Jutz (Acoustic Guitar/Keyboards/Backing Vocals)
Sierra Hull (Mandolin)
Justin Moses (Banjo/Fiddle)
Daniel Kimbro (Upright Bass)
Lynn Williams (Drums/Percussion

Engineered and Mixed by Thomm Jutz at TJ Tunes, Nashville, TN, September 2015
Mastered by Alex McCollough at Yes Master Studios (Nashville, TN)
Cover Drawing: ‘On the Road to Nowhere’ by Peter Cole (2013)
Photography: Tacy Judd
Design: Deb Le Cerf / Colin Suggett / Peter Cole
Produced by Thomm Jutz
All Songs by Bill Jackson/Ross Jackson except ‘Pink Jesus’ (Bill Jackson/Ross Jackson/John Hadley) and 'Ghost of His Own' (Bill Jackson/Ross Jackson/Nigel Wearne)
© billjacksonmusic 2016



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