Having played guitar since she was 13, Jackson quickly attracted a strong fan base and wrote over 300 songs before she graduated. It was a Social Distortion concert and the lasting impression Mike Ness left on her that have inspired her to pursue a musical career. As it happened, one thing led to another and Ness ended up mentoring Jackson and producing this, her debut album. He’s added some punk rock attitude while being truly respectful to Jackson’s old soul country style, reflecting her inspirations from The Smiths to George Jones.
Gilded is out May 19 via ANTI.