Central Coast musician and 805 Authentico Jade Jackson grew up listening to the heavy songwriter records her dad was always playing. She was legally blind as a child, and until corrected, she relied on her sense of sound to experience the world around her, which stemmed a deep connection with music. As she began to explore playing guitar and writing, her father saw she had the passion and talent to make a career out of her art. Two albums and a sold-out hometown show later, it seems he was right.
Her carefully crafted lyrics and western-rooted melodies have an authentically Central Coast vibe. If this is your style, you’re in luck. We’ve compiled a playlist of the 13 essential Jade Jackson songs to help introduce you to her work. Start listening below.