Jackson Emmer’s deep vocals and acoustic guitar may sound like country and folk legends, but his on-camera antics show a comical side too. Watch his live session here.
When you listen to Jackson Emmer sing, you get Americana soul. When you watch Jackson Emmer you get a whole other experience. He strums his guitar and sways, cheesing for the viewers at home. It’s enough to make you laugh out loud. His tunes are catchy with something a little bit different than the country folk sound. He’s a hipster Johnny Cash with a knack for turning a phrase.
An active voice in the Asheville music scene, Jackson is poised to launch a new solo acoustic album later this year. Jackson’s lyrics are intellectual and quirky. His live session songs “Intellectual Women,” and “Kippi Kippi Tai Tai,” show this.
Jackson started his music career at 16. His first influences were as varied as Jimi Hendrix and Hank Williams. His love of country music sprouted in college when he also started writing his own songs. Jackson released his first album in 2010 and toured shortly after. He also created the “Americana Music Series” at Justice Snow’s in Aspen Colorado. After swapping original songs for a place to stay, he settled down again, making Asheville his home.