QT based Turn Up The Music Trust presents Jackie Bristow and friends at the Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall on Sunday 9th August at 4pm.
We feel very privileged to have Jackie headlining this concert and being an inspiration to our own aspiring young QT stars.
She has opened for stars like Chris Isaak, Boz Skaggs, Bonnie Raitt, Foreigner, Tommy Emmanuel and The Steve Miller Band among others.
New Zealand born, Nashville based singer-songwriter Jackie Bristow, began singing and writing songs at an early age in Gore and first performed with her sister in their school church choir. The 'Bristow Sisters' toured the South Island of New Zealand making a name for themselves. Jackie's talent and songwriting skills saw her establish herself in the United States where she has been living and performing since 2005.
Jackie has continued writing and performing in North America and around the world with several albums under her name. She was on tour in New Zealand (happily for us) with her Blue Moon Rising tour when Lockdown prevented her return to Nashville.
Jackie's synergy with her on stage "Friends" for this concert is not lost on the Wakatipu locals. Young QT singers and songwriters will perform at this concert showcasing their talents with Jackie who is reminded of her Southland roots.
Bristow now lives in Madison, in northeast Nashville and just the roll of a hubcap from where Johnny Cash and June Carter-Cash used to live.
"As kids, we'd sing on the country music circuit around New Zealand and at that stage, I was singing covers of the old American classics mostly out of Nashville or Texas and now I'm over here. It's kind of crazy."
Recent European tours had also boosted her international profile.
On stage, our local favourite Mark Wilson will also perform. The afternoon line-up will include Wakatipu High School Choir led by Margaret O'Hanlon and other young stars and musicians from WHS.
Thank you to Jackie Bristow who is giving her time and musical expertise to support our talented local youth.
This concert is a Fundraiser for Turn Up The Music Youth Song Writing Competition to be held at WHS in October.
Adults $25.00 and Under 18's $5.00