Lynn Jackson / Lionheart
Release Date: May 22, 2020
Label: Busted Flat Records / FAB Distribution
Genre: Roots Rock, Singer-Songwriter
Produced by Lynn Jackson
at Studio A, Kitchener ON
Songs by Lynn Jackson (MAPL/SOCAN)
Over the course of her 15-year recording career Lynn Jackson has primarily been known as an acoustic troubadour, but she has never been afraid to resist that tag, particularly with her most recent work. On her 11th release, Lionheart, Jackson strikes a perfect balance, drawing from the diverse musical talent pool in her native Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, with the results adding up to her most dynamic and satisfying collection of songs to date.
Having worked with Cowboy Junkies’ Michael Timmins in the producer’s chair—along with members of Skydiggers and other notable Toronto roots rock figures—on her acclaimed 2017 album Follow That Fire, Jackson chose to stay closer to home with Lionheart, taking control of the production reins with a specific vision in mind. Lionheart became a community effort in the studio, with the results ranging from the irresistible roots rocker “Running It Down” and the stripped down folk of “Stormy Eyes,” to the sultry, minor key blues of “Outcast” and the hard-edged rock of “Cobwebs” and “Sometimes It’s OK.”
Lynn Jackson’s Lionheart is just as its title suggests: Fierce and tender, courageous and vulnerable, but above all a powerful statement from an artist just beginning to reach her full potential.