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An Authentic Escape

Tim Jackson's Storyteller Tour plays small theaters and listening rooms all across the south. The tour features a nostalgic evening of original music from Tim Jackson along with some of his favorite artists performing with him. Audiences of all ages will connect and resonate with the simplicity of the stories and songs. 

The stage is set for each show with a 1950's gas pump, a gramophone, lamp post, 2 wheels from a 1935 Ford Victoria, an American tea stained flag and other vintage items that set the mood before the first note is played! 

The tour rolls into town in a customized Ford truck painted to match it's 1946 Spartan travel trailer. 

The rig is always set up outside of all venues so please feel free to take your own photo op and tag us at @timjacksonsstorytellertour.

Hope to see you out on the road!

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WEAR Channel 3 News

Interview about the video "I Sang Hallelujah"



Tim Jackson, Ike Bartley - I Sang Hallelujah (Official Video) Screenshot

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) — In the midst of the current social climate, a Freeport songwriter is striking a powerful chord, sharing the message, "Love Wins" in a new song that has now gone viral.

Channel 3 News sat down with songwriter Tim Jackson over video chat on Sunday to learn more about what inspired the song, "I Sang Hallelujah."

"I actually didn't want to write this song," Jackson said. "I had made a conscious decision not to write any songs about the current social clime because I just really didn't want to say the wrong thing."

Jackson tells us that all changed after he was overcome with emotion hearing about his 12-year-old grandson attending a peaceful protest in Tallahassee.

"I could see my grandson responding to that and I just had to get in my car and drive to my studio," Jackson said. "I promise you, within 10 minutes the song was written."

Tim Jackson, Ike Bartley - I Sang Hallelujah (Official Video) Screenshot

Jackson now hopes his song will give people a voice to speak about racial injustice.

"Two people have said to me that they've wanted to talk to their family about this, but every time we've sat down, we've come to a dead end," Jackson said. "They told me they played my song and it opened up conversation with their children and family. That's so wonderful to me as a songwriter. That's 10 Grammys as far as I'm concerned."

Jackson recorded the song with his friend Ike Bartley, a singer from Santa Rosa Beach.

"We've worked together since the 90's," Jackson said. "I'm so grateful that he trusted me with this song and was able to deliver this message with me."

In the video, Bartley and Jackson are seen sitting together on the side of the road watching as Jackson's grandson holds a sign by the street.

"I asked my grandson to write whatever he wanted on the poster board before we started shooting and he's the one who wrote 'Love Wins' with a peace sign," Jackson said. "So I really pray that will resonate with people."

Tim Jackson, Ike Bartley - I Sang Hallelujah (Official Video) Screenshot

The music video, produced by First Note Entertainment, now has over 200K views on social media in just over 2 weeks.


Johnny Cole. Freelance Music Journalist/Press and Media Relations/Host of TVs "Music Scene" at The Southland Music Line

I am so glad I made the over to Mobile because Saturday nights show at the Listening Room was exactly what I had hoped it would be and more! At the end of 2018, I posted my 40th consecutive year-end favorite albums list and topping 40th list was Eric Erdman's album "It's not like you don't know me". Well Eric and the two additional songwriters (Lindsey Thompson and Tim Jackson) of that title-track performed tonight. It was the perfect kind of show for the Listening Room - exactly what Jim had in mind when he opened the place nearly four years ago. (in 2018, I attended right at 30 shows at The Listening Room; a number that I have traditionally done each year since it's opening) A few of my music friends and I often joke about the overused term "magical"......well, Saturday show certainly had all ingredients worthy of such a term and were on full display. Of course, I've know about Eric's talent, but Tim Jackson and Lindsey Thompson were new to me as performers. The stories, songs and performance made the evening an enjoyable time. Just a few days into 2019 and I am off to a spectacular start with four shows already in the books. I can't wait to see what comes next.

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I Love a Good Storyteller...

July 13, 2019

I love a good storyteller and when he or she puts this story to music or is inspired to write a song from the story; that makes it even better.

Last night at The Listening Room of Mobile, the featured artists were Eric Erdman, Lindsey Jordon Thompson and Tim Jackson. This is three of my favorite singer/songwriters and storytellers ever.

As the norm, the show started a little late, at 8:30pm. There really is a method to that madness and I have come to understand. Jim Pennington makes an effort to lessen disruption and distraction. His primary goal is to honor the artists by assuring, in any way he can, that they are the focus of the evening from the start of the show to the end. You might say he is a little rough around the edges, but I see that his heart is in the right place.

It is great to have a seasoned, natural musician…born with it in his or her soul. These people have talent embedded in their DNA…multiply that times 3 and you got yourself a Hootenanny! That’s what we had last night.

I have known Tim Jackson for years. He is super talented as a writer and a performer. I know some who are good at one but not so hot at the other…Tim has it going on as both. He was really on it last night with his stories before the songs. I could sit on the floor in a circle of people listening to Tim talk in his soft voice for hours on end. He is a master.

Lindsey is a consummate musician. A tiny lady with the ability to lift you off your feet with her big voice and her fabulous keyboard abilities. She too is a triple threat as she writes well, plays well and sings well. Her stage presence is impeccable.

Then there is Eric Erdman…

Last night Eric played several new songs he wrote recently while in Nashville and Boone. He played one he wrote with Radney Foster called “Sweet Mystery”, its gonna be one of my favorites now. But the one that really wowed the audience was “Just because she always has”…(I don’t know if that is the title, but you will hear it one day and you will LOVE it too) It was written by Eric Erdman and Jim Collins). It is a great message for anyone who is taking their partner in life for granted. It has the potential to make them think a little deeper about their relationship. It is my new favorite.

When he played “Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right”, it sounded like the entire audience was singing along.

I must say, to me, this is what an evening of music should feel like. 

Forget your problems at the door, walk into a place where music lives, a place where music is revered, a place where the focus is 100% on the artists who is there to entertain you.

They pour their heart out to you and help you FEEL this life…help you understand the importance of gathering to celebrate life together… We were at the best place for a lesson in FEELING….

This place is called The Listening Room of Mobile.

Thank you Lindsey Jordon Thompson for your beauty and your talent

Thank you Tim Jackson for the wonderful stories and beautiful songs

Thank you Eric Erdman for yet another batch of exceptional songs

Thank you Jim Pennington for the Listening Room —a beacon in the night

Juanita Smith

Music Mom

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