Austin’s Jackie Myers may have the Midas touch for groove, conjuring up musical styles ranging from soul, jazz and modern R&B each time the talented pianist places her hands on the keys. Daytrotter's Pat Stolley says of Jackie's music "It reminds me of Joni Mitchell's jazz period." The finesse on her chosen instrument plays complement to what the Austin Chronicle describes as “her earthy lungs” - beautiful, captivating, complex, and always with an edge.
Myers’ most recent release Third! was recorded in Austin at 5th Street Studios (White Denim, Leon Bridges) and features guitarist Michael Brinley (Black Joe Lewis) and Eduardo Torres (Black Joe Lewis, La Mafia) on drums. The album was meticulously crafted by Myers, with its arrangements and orchestrations of original compositions and unique covers planned track by track. “I wrote out all the parts before we recorded. We’d start the sessions with me handing out sheet music. It wasn't a ‘This is in Bb minor, go!’ type thing at all,” explains Myers. The 11 tracks on Third! range from “the answer to the Doo-wop era” to the “uncharted territory of synths,” exploring a wide array of subject matter from notorious criminals and existential perils to childhood nostalgia.
2017 sees Myers producing a new album for fellow Austinite’s The Lonesome Heroes, being featured on an upcoming Daytrotter session, debuting her first movie score for a series of Buster Keaton shorts, a live recreation of Carole King’s Tapestry at Stubb's, and playing at all manner of clubs, venues, and festivals across the country. A follow up to Third! is also set for release later this year.