“Observations” is the brand new EP of instrumental tunes by George Jackson released April 2014.
This 5-track exploration ties up his most ambitious solo undertaking yet that brings together the tide of influences throughout his musical career so far; from celtic to jazz with the ever underlying grounding in bluegrass and old-time.
All 5 pieces on the EP are written by George under the guidance and mentorship of master US fiddler Casey Driessen. It is the culmination of a year long mentorship facilitated by the Australia Council for the Arts “JUMP” mentorship program – an amazing opportunity that saw George travel to North Carolina to study with Casey during the US summer of 2013.
In August of 2013 George called together three of his favorite, like-minded young musicians and friends in David Goldenberg, Andrew Small and Jake Stargel to bring to life the music that was taking shape throughout the mentorship. After one demanding 12 hour Asheville recording session on the 27th of August, these 5 tracks emerged and were expertly mixed and mastered by Casey himself.