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Jackson Boone

Portland, Oregon, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Portland, Oregon, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
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"Jackson Boone "Moonbeam" ~ Stereogum Premier"

The soft, billowy sounds of Portland’s Jackson Boone flourished when he joined forces with Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Riley Geare, Radiation City bassist Randy Bemrose, and violinist Patti King. For their second LP together, the quartet spent two weeks recording with friends by the sea, which probably influenced their misty psychedelia. The second single off of Boone’s forthcoming album Natural Changes has a strange light bending effect. It’s like you can see the sound glimmering. The song is appropriately titled “Moonbeam,” utilizing acoustic guitar, dreamlike haze synth, softly echoing vocals, and fleeting harp strums for an extra fairy-like effect. The middle section is intense for a mellow song, the instruments’ dramatic wailing opening up to Boone’s faint vocals again. Listen below. - Stereogum

"KEXP~ Song of The Day ~ Dolphin Turned into a Cat by Jackson Boone"

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week, we are featuring new local songs as selected by Audioasis host DJ Sharlese.

Jackson Boone – The Dolphin Turned Into a Cat (MP3)

Sharlese’s pick for today is “The Dolphin Turned Into a Cat” by Jackson Boone from his forthcoming self-released 2015 album Natural Changes.

Says Sharlese…

A friend of mine who lives in Portland put out a Facebook post asking his network who their favorite current Portland bands and artist were. I was in the chain because I had just visited Portland and was super inspired by the city to check out more music. I made some suggestions, but watched the thread closely because I wanted to find out what people had to say. Someone posted Jackson Boone and I checked him out and was so excited! I love listening to new music that I instantly fall in love with, and Jackson was one of them! I did more research and found out that he was working with Riley Geare from Unknown Mortal Orchestra on his albums! This track is from his upcoming album Natural Changes due out this summer and is already on my Local Top 10.

Jackson Boone just wrapped up his very first tour, and will be playing a hometown show on May 3rd at Mississippi Studios. Keep an eye on his Bandcamp or Facebook page for possible Seattle shows. Boone’s sophomore release Natural Changes will be out this Summer on vinyl, CD, and cassette. Watch him perform today’s Song of the Day on TVPDX below:

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"Artist of the Month: Jackson Boone"

Last Wedneday marked the close of another Deli Portland 'Artist of the Month' poll. The fans cried loud and a new king has been crowned. Congrats Jackson Boone, your experimental folky psych tunes are the current jam! Stream their brand new album, Starlit, and name your own price to own a digital copy of it here! Produced by Reily Geare of Unknown Mortal Orchestra and accompanied on the recording by members of Radiation City, it's no wonder that this album has been on repeat in my livingroom since it's release.

- Travis Leipzig - The Deli Magazine

"Jackson Boone"

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Delivering some insights of wonder and exposition of inner workings, it is our pleasure to present the world premiere of the mini-documentary that chronicles the recording process of Jackson Boone’s second album, Natural Changes. Captured by Ryan Bell of the sessions produced by Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Riley Geare out in a beach house on the Oregon coast from October, 2014 that illustrates of Boone’s own style of sea faring cosmic folk. Recording again with Radiation City bassist Randy Bemrose, and a quintet band made up of members from Coma Serfs and Sinless; they congregated on the release heels of Jackson’s debut album, Starlit, in the orange modern comforts of a beach side residence owned by Boone’s grandfather. With the new album Natural Changes available in September, watch as Jackson and friends derive a kind of cosmic energy from the rolling waves of the Pacific ocean.

Ryan Bell follows the band from the first day of tracking, to mini-market runs, gear set-up assemblies, and plenty of sessions taking place with a back drop of limitless sea. Here you can watch and listen as Boone and the band puss toward psych bathed folk in sessions for the sonic coast home chemistry of “Moon Beams”, acoustic resonance on “Runaway”, slurry surreality of “Strawberry Vibes”, the earth awaking audio quake of “Open”, and more. Moments of playful banter, serious focus times, and even family times paint a candid, and endearing portrait of the artist and cohorts. Jackson Boone shared the following thoughts with us on the making of a documentary, about the making of Natural Changes: - Impose Magazine

"Jackson Boone – “Dolphin Turned Into a Cat”"

Ever wonder what The Beatles fronted by Beck would sound like? If you have, then we have your answer – introducing Jackson Boone. Based out of Portland, the young singer-songwriter adopts the kaleidoscope sound of The Beatles on his latest track, “Dolphin Turned Into a Cat”. It could be the second side to “I Am the Walrus” or maybe an unreleased track from Beck’s Midnite Vultures. Instead, it’s the lead single from his forthcoming, sophomore album, Natural Changes, which is expected in September.

In 2013, Boone released his debut LP, Starlit, which is just as zany and spectacularly psychedelic as “Dolphin Turned Into a Cat”. “Love Bug”, which is below, is from the album.

You can find “Dolphin Turned Into a Cat” on the June 5th Edition of The Weekend Showcase, a weekly playlist of new music from around the globe. - The Revue

"Top 10 Best Emerging Artists in Portland"

Thanks to all the artists who submitted their music to be considered for The Deli's Best of Portland Year End Poll for Emerging Artists. We had a record number of submissions from Portland (70!) thanks so much for the overwhelming response!

After tallying our editors' ratings for the Open Submissions stage, it’s time to release the results. Please note that to avoid conflicts no local editor was allowed to vote for bands in her/his own scene. - The Deli Magazine

"Best Local Albums of 2014"

Jackson Boone, Starlit

Jackson Boone seemed to materialize out of Portland’s thin, wet air, and it’s a good thing they did, because their 2014 debut release, Starlit, is one of the city’s best new works. The album was produced by Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s drummer Riley Geare, and word on the street is that they’re teaming up again for a follow-up record which is already in the works. Be on the lookout from more from these heady dudes. - T.L.

Target demographic: Mystics, wanders and those looking to be lost in transcendental healing.

Why you should listen: This album will make you feel better than accomplishing any of your New Years resolutions. - Noise & Color PDX

"Far Out Jackson Boone's Cosmically Aligned Debut"

NOT TO SOUND too hippie-dippy, but Jackson Boone's debut LP, Starlit, contains suggestions of unseeable energies and cosmic connections. The Portland-born songwriter's musical partnership with Riley Geare—drummer for Unknown Mortal Orchestra—was forged by a seemingly preternatural bond, through which Boone's '60s-swathed compositions have been given room to swirl around like a groovy time-travel trip.

In these thick fogs of layered guitars, hyper-tight rhythms, and blotter-paper harmonies lies one of the best releases to come out of Portland this year. The stars aligned when Boone decided to harness the current Aquarius-age rivulets of energy following a meeting with an astrologer in 2012.

"I feel like there's now a beautiful musical explosion of expression and groovy spiritual music that is rich with peaceful, healing energy," Boone says, noting 2014 shares a star alignment with one between the years 1967 and 1972. "Since that profound meeting, I set out to open up and write as much as possible between 2012 and 2016 to channel the new cosmic energy through the songs."

Starlit was written and recorded following Boone's overcoming of some personal demons with newfound sobriety. As such, the album's trippy catharses grew from something of a healing period.

"You can hear and feel the healing in the music on Starlit," he says. "It's got this chill vibe that's moving toward beauty and away from chaos."

Geare and Boone recorded and produced the record in Geare's home studio, with help from Radiation City's Randy Bemrose on bass and Patti King on strings, among others. Geare also manned the drum kit, pocketing sharp dynamics of pop sensibility in Boone's tranced-out menageries.

Though Starlit's record-release show is happening this week, Boone, Geare, and his newly formed backing band are retreating to the coast the very next day to begin recording a new 10-track LP, already titled Natural Changes. Next summer, the band has planned a six-week US tour and releasing an experimental documentary on the making of Natural Changes.

For Boone, lassoing the momentum and creative wellspring of this current head of steam is paramount. "I'm in a really good place now where I'm surrounded by extremely talented people who are passionate about what's happening," he says. "It's this vehicle of openness to just do the work and evolve in the present. That's really refreshing." - The Portland Mercury

"Portland Albums we overlooked in 2014"

Jackson Boone Starlit (Self-Released)

[COSMIC PSYCH] Jackson Boone’s Starlit detaches from Earth about 50 seconds into opener “The Moon in You,” when the celestial strings float in, and proceeds to spend the remaining runtime drifting somewhere around Jupiter like Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar. Produced by Riley Geare of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Starlit has the feel of classic Syd Barrett (and the last UMO album, actually), with drifting pop hooks carried by languid breezy guitars. If it isn’t the best psychedelic album to come out of Portland this year (and it just might be), it is certainly the most gorgeous. MATTHEW SINGER. - Willamette Week

"Jackson Boone, Bike Theif, and Hildegard @ the Doug zFir / Photos ~"

While Jackson Boone's psychedelic sophomore effort, Natural Changes, may not be out until September 9, he shared a little taste of the record in the form of a mini documentary on the making of the album on Memorial Day evening at the Doug Fir alongside Portland's Bike Thief and New Orleans rockers Hildegard. Watch the trailer for the documentary here and then wait to bask in more of Boone's cosmic psych-folk come September. - Vortex Magazine

"Jackson Boone"

GG: You've been making moves in Portland, how'd you get into music? Jackson Boone: Playing music has just always been my main squeeze: songwriting, singing, & playing in a live band. I had been playing in underground Garage / Psych / Art Rock bands for the past decade, then in 2013 after a string of melodramatic Indie band breakups, I decided to start cutting records under my name. As serendipity would have it, I got synced up with my Producer, Riley Geare (Drummer of Unknown Mortal Orchestra) and we cut my debut LP "Starlit".

GG: Congrats on releasing 'Starlit', who are some of your influences? JB: Thanks ! hmmm~ My Influences: Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Animals, The Velvet Underground, Neil Young, Janis Joplin, Harry Nilsson, Elvis, Van Morrison, Led Zep, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, The Band, Pisces, The West Coast Experimental Pop Art Band...all that wonderful music from that golden era of folk, psych, and rock n roll. There's boat loads of great music happening now aswell, I love Connan Mockasin, Mac Demarco, Deerhunter, Angel Olsen, Radiohead, Kurt Vile, Wilco, Sigur Ros, The Flaming Lips, Foxygen, Tobias Jesso Jr, Thee Oh Sees, MGMT, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Devendra Banhart, ext ext...Im a sucker for feel good psych pop. I'm a sucker for a really good folk song, or a GREAT Love Song. I love to read and write Poetry, Poetry will always have a partner to Dance with in the Endless Oceans of Musical Possibilities. To sum it up, at the end of the day, I think its Bob Dylan & The Beatles whom I hold most dear~

GG: What are some of your proudest moments in music? JB: Playing heavily around the psych scene in my hometown of Portland Oregon has been a daydream this past year. Touring is always a Spirit Journey of sorts. Although, the most fulfilling moments in playing music are when the band is Hot, the audience is responsive, and the energy shared between the two is Electrifying. The music turns into a Portal Opening form of Natural Magic in those vibey moments~ The music lives in the hearts of people and the music wouldn't climb to those transcendent places in an empty room.

GG: What cool stuff is on the horizon for you? JB: We are finishing up my 2nd Album "Natural Changes". It will be coming out this summer, along with an experimental "Making of Natural Changes" Documentary that captured the two week recording sessions on the Oregon Coast in a Ocean Front 70's Mod Beach House~ We got a Nationwide tour in October! We are also doing a little West Coast tour in April...& I'll have a few new music videos pretty soon too, so needless to say, its going to be a 'lighting bolt in a bottle' kinda year. - Gentlemen Genios Magazine

"Stream The Week"

Jackson Boone, Tender Age, Cambrian Explosion

[PSYCH YOUR MIND] If Jackson Boone's Starlit isn't the best psychedelic album to come out of Portland this year (and it just might be), it is certainly the most gorgeous. Produced by Riley Geare of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, it has the feel of classic Syd Barrett (and the last UMO album, actually), with drifting pop hooks carried by celestial strings and languidly breezy guitars. Tonight is the release show, but by all indications, this won't be the last time we'll hear about this emerging local talent. Alberta Street Pub. 9 pm. $5. 21+. - Willamette Week

"Short and Sweet Interview: Jackson Boone"

What made you want to get into music?

A 50’s blues lounge Harmony acoustic guitar in my mothers closet during childhood, and most certainly the music from the 1960’s and blues…also my middle school girl friend told me “boys that play guitar are cute” that was incentive to begin!

How long have you been a musician?

Probably since I was a little boy in some regards, I was a day dreamin-johny as a little kid~~~singin and joking away the 90’s into a fuzzy plaid teenage mutant ninja day dream…though I been approaching songwriting as a lifestyle or a life practice for a little over ten years now.
How would you describe your sound?

Psych folk rock stuff thats groovy, warm & pretty & heavily influenced by the 1960’s

What other bands/ artists would people be into if they like you?
I dunno ~ that seems like a loaded question cause every artists music is different in essence….maybe Tame Impala or Mac Demarco or something modern but retro~ish

What is your favorite venue?

Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado

Whats been your strangest show so far?

Well….in 2011 my band at the time (Tantric Picasso) played a show in a DIY Art Gallery butt naked with day glow painted all over our bodies and black lights on stage….by the end of the show the audience had all gotten naked and it turned into this flowey naked hippy moshing day glow in the dark neon splatter painted rock show of weirdness!
What would your dream collaboration be?

I would love to have Jonathon Rado from Foxygen produce one of my solo records, that guy seems like a studio Wizard

If you weren’t making music what would you be doing?

I would be pursuing a creative life in one way or another, probably a college art professor who makes conceptual/abstract visual art.

What are you currently listening too?

The new War on Drugs album “Lost in the Dream” is on repeat at our house …all classical radio 89.9 fm in Portland is on point all the time…a psych-surf band from Portland called Coma Serfs, Conan Moccasin, Nora Jones, Peanut Butter Conspiracy, R. Stevie Moore, West Coast Experimental Pop Art Band, another portland band called Tender Age, DeerHunter, DIIV, Elliot Smith, Bob Dylan’s greatest hits, and the album I have been soaking in the most as of late is “A Lovely Sight” by Pisces~~~

If you were in a bar what would we see you drinking?

Water. - Indie Rock Kid

"Album Review: Jackson Boone's Starlit"

Sometimes we are offered glimpses into what Portland, Oregon used to be. These fleeting moments are often brought back through people born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Jackson Boone fits all of the above and is ready to share his perception via his newest album, Starlit.

Boone's debut full-length is very much like a wave: a rise and fall of climatic melodies with just the right amount of steadiness. Produced by Riley Geare of Unknown Mortal Orchestra and help from fellow local musicians in the recording process, the amount of passion and camaraderie stands out as one to remember. "Heavy Lovers" elicits the appropriate atmosphere for its title. It's slow, slightly brooding and the subtle wail of the guitar makes it undeniably sexy. Boone's vocals sound taunting and venturesome, never desperate. This trait carries throughout the album. Moments in between the calm, Boone shifts to jarring noises before gracefully transitioning back in "Haystack Rock N' Roll". It concludes with the chunky, but incredibly catchy "Luv Bug".

Trust our decision making and head out this Saturday night. Boone starts a series of live performances this month with Alberta St. Pub's charming and quaint performance space. Psych-phenomenons Tender Age and Cambrian Explosion will be supporting.

- Colette Pomerleau - The Deli

"Jackson Boone – Starlit [LP]"

Jackson Boone paints a soft yet engaging psychedelic picture with a fuzzy paintbrush of groovy blues and experimental folk, channeling early psychedelia folk-pop with the contemporary influence of psych-rock standouts like Tame Impala and The Beta Band. Starlit gives us tracks that range from down home blues rock with ripping harmonica riffs, to light and dreamy orchestral numbers that make you want to sway and relax and hug a friend (Jackson Boone’s label Wet Lettuce Records itself proclaims it is “devoted to warm, fuzzy feelings”). The band provides a tight and spacious drone through the heavy use of guitar effects and plenty of reverb, accented by rare moments of tight and bluesy lead solos. Starlit was produced by Riley Geare of Unknown Mortal Orchestra with guest appearances from members of Radiation City and Black Wedding.

“Heavy Lovers” is a great example of Jackson Boone’s use of space-rock and roots influence throughout the album. A heavy blues riff defines the song as it’s carried through on a well-contained and laid-back groove, building slowly into waves of effects to a fadeout. Listen to “Heavy Lovers” below and follow the band on their Facebook and Bandcamp. - Meta Turtle

"Jackson Boone - Starlit"

Regnbågsfärgad americana som inte räds avtagsvägarna. - SKOGSGOSPEL

"Rain Dust / Jackson Boone / 2013"

Short but sweet lo-fi folk album by the Portland based singer-songwriter Jackson Boone. - Audio Camp

"Show Review ~ Coma Serfs w/ Jackson Boone, Still Caves"

Did you make a resolution this year to keep things more chill? Jackson Boone should definitely be resonating through your speakers if that’s the case. Blissful is an adequate term to describe Boone’s glittering, southern-tinged psychedelia. Definitely not for shotgunning beers, but very appropriate for passing out “namastes” to passerbys at the same cemetery you shotgunned beers at the night before. - SSG Music

"Moon Magnet Studios / Compilation 3 review"

Moon Magnet has collected some nebular gems for their third compilation, featuring unreleased music from a few of the collective’s favorite Denver and national artists. Pressed on a 10” vinyl picture disc via Meep Records, and limited to 30 copies. With the goal of instigating a sonic vortex for listeners to teleport through the matrix of the multiverse, Compilation #3 is a collection of 7 tracks, 5 of which are unreleased.

Highlights include a brand new Sunboy track, a cosmic disco collaboration between Weird Touch’s Tyler Snow, Ancient Elk, & déCollage. A brand new song from Jackson Boone’s unreleased album “Natural Changes” (Produced by Riley Geare of Unknown Mortal Orchestra), and a track from Danny King (signed to Sony Epic Records) garnishes the relish. Side B ends with an epic track from Linear Downfall (Wayne Coyne’s backing band for his side project “Electric Würms”). - Fried Magazine

"Breakout: moon magnet style"

… because you are the wizard of your own destiny. - resound magazine

"Jackson Boone"

Jackson Boone is not a Portland band anymore. From one of his poems, he is “the Oregon Coast Wind and Nothingness.” The Portland native realized his calling early on, exploring realms of a rock n’ roll fast life before slowing down and finding strength in a connection to the natural world. Although he is set to travel and share his art, his home has been made with his family on the calm Oregon coast, where the sounds of wind and water have opened up musical portals.

We too, needed to escape the city. We drove through the forest and found ourselves overlooking a sparkling ocean from Boone’s dining room, where we discussed crystals, magic, and his latest release Natural Changes, before packing up and heading to Shortsands beach for an afternoon of surf.

ELEVEN: So the ocean calls to you?

Jackson Boone: I was raised in this area, and have innately been visiting here every summer. The grandiosity of the Pacific Ocean and especially this coastline is so inspiring. My wife and I had always discussed that we would move here later in life. But when my daughter was born, it became very clear that we needed to be here now.

I also surf, and that is a big part of it, too. It’s a healthy and harmonious way to stay healthy and be connected to the ocean. It’s really good for the soul, like music is. Being near that and living that lifestyle is what I was hoping to manifest by moving here. I am in recovery for addiction, I have been sober for almost two years. The city has a lot of toxicity in that regard. I am a really sensitive guy, and my wife is a very spiritual person and painter, so it made sense to move here with our daughter to slow down and become our highest potential as creative people, in a place beaming with pristine beauty. It’s so nurturing. This place–Haystack Rock and this long, very ancient coastline has a really unique positive energy that is almost otherworldly.

11: You have a song called “Haystack Rock-n-Roll?”

JB: I think i’m moving away from the rock n’ roll paradigm, and moving more towards emotional, big, deep, heavy celestial folk music. But I still play electric guitar and use fuzz pedals, so it’s still in that realm of rock. When I was heavily in addiction, as a young rocker kid, I was always devoted to music, it’s been clear from my inner sense of self that I wanted to be a musician and a songwriter. I really identified with rock, even the delusional aspects like substance abuse. I used to buy into that lifestyle to the point where it became unhealthy. But the music was ultimately what was important. The songs were my lexicon, as Bob Dylan would say.

11: Who are some of your influences?

JB: A lot of music being made by young people now is picking right up from the ’60s and ’70s. Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Eric Burden and The Animals, Jimi, Janis, The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, The Grateful Dead, The Kinks, Jesse Colin Young, Captain Beefheart and blues like Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters. I’m reading an amazing autobiography on Frank Zappa. I had no idea he was such a composer, he literally wrote orchestral music everyday. He wasn’t just a freak rocker, and he was sober.

11: Were you a part of other musical projects before going solo?

JB: I went to art school in Denver where I studied painting and music and was in a band back in called Tantric Picasso. Then back in Portland a lo-fi art rock band called Big Girls.

11: Why did you title your new record Natural Changes?

JB: It sounded timeless to me. I had just become a father. The alteration of perspective in a man’s brain when he has a daughter is a natural change. Getting sober. The whole bigger picture. It’s pretty universal. Change is the only constant, as they say.

11: How did you come to have your albums produced by Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Riley Geare?

JB: I had been playing in bands for a while, newly into sobriety, newly married, and my wife was pregnant. I was just way in over my head. It seemed a little too good to be true, meeting Riles, the drummer of UMO, on Craigslist. When I met him I was in an emotionally unstable place. But the inner calling of creation was like a fire that cannot be tamed. He is awesome. The music becomes so cool and clear due to healing and transformation.

We recorded the first album, Starlit, in Riley’s home studio. For the new record we got to use nicer gear, and escaped to my family’s beach house. My grandfather left a big open home facing the water to my entire family. We cut the record and it turned out so well. Go some place beautiful, make something beautiful. We are going to do it there again for the next record.

11: What about recording live tracks?

JB: We recorded live tracks. We overdubbed a lot. We did basic tracking of rhythm guitar and bass and drums live.

11: And harp?

JB: Wolfgang Warneke is one of my bandmates and a very gifted multi-instrumentalist. He plays a little bit of everything really good: clarinet, saxophone, piano, violin, viola, cello, and harp.

11: It sounds like you have already begun writing material for your next album?

JB: I’ve been writing batches of songs every 6 months or so since I was 15.

11: You call yourself a wizard songwriter. There are a lot of cosmic and magical elements in your songs.

JB: I’m totally going for coastal wizard folk music. I just put together a cool montage/collage/video with a videographer friend to project at the album release. We were watching a lot of clips from cartoons from the ’60s: aliens, pyramids, tribal dancing, and then we came across an interview of a guy being interviewed about magic. He said white magic is any kind of expression to make the world a better place. It’s selfless, for the collective. It can be art, music, a plumber, a mother. Dark magic is for the self.

11: Portland is full of white magic then.

JB: And dark magic. I’ve been both myself.

11: Your other job is at a crystal shop?

JB: I work for a Reiki master and a healer and I sit behind a counter with crystals, jewelry, and wind chimes. It’s a perfect day job.

11: So if I need a crystal for clarity, to make a huge life decision, what crystal do I need?

JB: Fluorite brings mental clarity and is good for indecisiveness. It can help with clearing the channel of the Third Eye for people with clairvoyant tendencies.

11: What is your connection with the very large realm of spirituality?

JB: I get so caught up wanting to be a musician and to be a success, that it becomes stifling. I think spirituality and slowing down and health help to keep me humble and grounded, when I find myself getting lost in the realms of idea and thought. Intention and hope and ambition are a good thing to keep me going, the drive is good. But it’s also good finding a holistic approach.
I had been talking to this guy I know that is a surrealist painter and crystal healer. He blew my mind by saying “Yes, past lives are true, but all of your past lives are happening right now at the same time.” Like what Eckhart Tolle says in The Power of Now. The past and the future don’t exist and the present moment is all we will ever have. I don’t know, and I don’t need to know or understand the mysteries of endlessness, the great spirits, consciousness. I like to talk about it because it’s so confusing and challenging to put into simplicity or find truth. I like what the Dalai Lama said “Kindness is my religion.”To practice empathy, to try to find stillness and peace.

11: Why do you think the dolphin turned into a cat?

JB: Because the witch said that was that! That’s just a fun lyric. That song [“Dolphin Turned Into A Cat”] turned out really well, especially with the string arrangements.

11: How excited are you to tour?

JB: This is my third or fourth tour, but only my second as a solo artist. I’m very excited. It’s totally what I want to do and how I want to make a living. I want to build this thing and do it, we are beginning to break out nationally. We have been doing this thing DIY, my bass player and me booked the tour ourselves without a booker. This is what I have always wanted to do with my life. Meet new people, stay open, sing, and open portals of positive energy. »

– Brandy Crowe

Jackson Boone celebrates his latest release live September 9 at Mississippi Studios - Eleven Magazine

"Top Ten ALbums of 2014"

8. Jackson Boone – Starlit
This is delicious psycheldelic dream rock. Check out “Moon In You” or “Luv Bug” on Spotify or the Full Album on YouTube. Our interview with the great man is *here* - Indie ROck KId

"Jackson Boone "THe Making of Natural Changes" Trailer Premiere"

In October 2014, Jackson Boone and his band of psychedelic misfits released their debut LP, Starlit, at a jam-packed Alberta Street Pub. Immediately after the set, Boone and videographer Ryan Bell drove to Cannon Beach to begin setting up for the recording of the band's second album, Natural Changes.

Produced again by Riley Geare (Unknown Mortal Orchestra), Boone retreated to a family home right on the Oregon coast with palatial views of the Pacific Ocean as his muse—a particularly zen kind of recording vibe for someone who's known for his allegiances to positive energy anyway. The result is a positively gorgeous slice of psych-folk that somehow surpasses the majestic scope of Starlit, one of the best albums to come out of Portland in 2014.

Natural Changes is officially being released on September 9 with an album release show at Mississippi Studios, but Boone and Bell's mini documentary for the making of Natural Changes sees a release this Monday, May 25 at the Doug Fir. Portland's Bike Thief and New Orleans rockers Hildegard open—$5 in advance and $8 at the door.

You can check out a trailer for the documentary below, in which Boone's cosmic affinities take hold and manifest themselves through his very unique prisms of thought and sound. - Vortex Magazine

"Jackson Boone Sounds Cool"

Sometimes you come across something and it immediately stands out. Case in point, Jackson Boone, who’s got this deep entrancing voice that drew me in as soon as things lifted off. Still, a voice alone rarely carries a song, so Boone’s got sweeping strings that allow for a dark pop sensibility to creep into the track, almost as if it’s a haunting from the caverns of 60s pop music. He’s been holed up with members of Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Radiation City to create what I dream is a wonderful masterpiece, Natural Changes; it’s set for a release this September. - Austin Town Hall


Still working on that hot first release.



Jackson Boone is a songwriter who quietly emerged from the misty magic of Portland, Oregon in late 2013. He made his first solo album Starlit in the basement of a green house in NE Portland, with the help of producer Riley Geare (Unknown Mortal Orchestra), bassist Randy Bemrose (Radiation City), Violinist Patti King (Radiation City), and a few close friends. Immediately after Starlit’s release in September 2014, Boone, his five piece live band (featuring members of Coma Serfs and Sinless), Bemrose, and Geare, packed up their stuff and headed to the beach, where they spent two weeks tracking a new record, Natural Changes. The group lived and recorded in his Grandfather’s orange-mod beach house, playing in front of huge ocean-front glass windows, consuming copious homemade tacos provided by videographer Ryan “Taco” Bell in the process. The finished record maintains Boone and Geare’s tendency towards the psychedelic, this time marrying it with a floating feeling of indescribable catharsis. He and his band are currently on a  month-long national tour following Natural Changes’ September 2015 release.

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