Carl Jackson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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18 September 1953, Louisville, Mississippi, USA. Jackson started at the age of 13 by accompanying his father and his uncle on the banjo in a bluegrass band. One of his compositions, ‘Banjo Man’, describes how he learnt Earl Scruggs’ licks by listening to his records. Jackson toured with Jim And Jesse and during that time made his first solo album, Bluegrass Festival. In 1972, he joined Glen Campbell’s band, and Campbell produced his Capitol Records album, Banjo Player. The interplay between Campbell and Jackson, particularly on ‘Duelin’ Banjos’, has been much admired, but staying with Campbell prevented him from developing his own musical personality. He has now branched out on his own and his fine musicianship can be heard on his album with John Starling, Spring Training, which won a Grammy award for Best Bluegrass Album.

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