Calgary Bluesfest (2012)
Shirley Jackson & Her Good Rockin' Daddys fuel the dance floor with a mix of hornpowered
east coast blues. The 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.
Shirley first studied percussion at Red Deer College before gaining her Music of Ed degree under the direction of
Don Palmer and master percussionist Jim Faraday from Dalhousie University, switching her focus to saxophone.
Shirley Jackson released her debut CD, Careful What You Ask For in 2001, going on to release
The Good Rockin' Daddys' CD Comfort Food, was nominated for the
ECMA's 'Blues Recording of the Year' (2008), was added to Real Blues Magazine's
Top 100 List of Canadian Blues CDs,
and was nominated for 'Blues Recording of the Year' (2007) by the Nova Scotia Music
Awards. Comfort Food features seven original tunes written and arranged by Shirley Jackson.
Shirley Jackson was Toronto Maple Blues Award recipient for 'Horn Player of the Year' (2003).