Cowritten with Jonathan Michael Clark, Zach Crider, Christine Clark and Jonathan Phillip. Cover photo by Ron Navarette Photography
Carly Jo Jackson is a south Florida-based indie/acoustic-pop artist with a soulful vocal tone that is as infectious as her stage presence. She delivers energy and passion in every performance including her 2014 appearance on NBC’s America’s Got Talent where she was praised by the celebrity judges for her charisma and captivating voice. At the 2017 Florida Music Festival, blogger Rara's Farm described her as a "vibrant young performer who stole the show". Carly Jo's passion for music started early as a vocalist, but grew wings when she received a guitar for her 16th birthday and began writing songs and performing in cafes in her hometown of Orlando. Writing with a maturity well beyond her years, she recorded her first EP at just 17. While in college she released her award-winning coming-of-age single “Wildflower”. Carly Jo continues to grow as a songwriter, having completed her second EP “Color Show” in 2016, and to hone her magnetic stage presence as a full-time performing artist. She has new releases planned for fall 2017. Her music has been licensed in small films and TV commercials including the department store Belks' national TV commercial in 2015 where she also makes an onscreen appearance. A highlight of 2016 was performing at a San Francisco 49ers game as part of a fall tour where her upbeat single “Oh Yeah” got hands clapping when it was featured before 60,000 football fans. She kicked off 2017 with performances at the iconic 30A Songwriters Festival followed up by her first trip to Texas to perform at the Texas Indie Music Fest and Red Gorilla Music Festival. She is currently endorsed by Luna Guitars and Samson Technologies.
“Florida is home to many superstars, but one that shines the brightest is Orlando native... Carly Jo Jackson. Jackson’s passion for music and enthusiasm for life really shows through as she creates musical brilliancy with her acoustic guitar — which will win your heart in a second.” Scott Bryant, WordPress in “8 Women Musicians You’ve Never Heard Of…But Should!” (photo credit - Ron Navarette Photography)
News: New Single Moving On Released November 2017: "Moving On" hit on-line music stores on November 10. The song is about finding the strength to walk away from bad relationships but also represents "moving on" from any bad situation and onto a new chapter in life. The pop/edm vibe is a departure from Carly's acoustic rock roots. Read what she has to say about the release in this feature by Indie Music Monday.. Featured Artist Interview: Carly Jo Jackson New Music Releasing in Fall 2017: Carly has new music set for release beginning in November 2017. She is exploring different styles and collaborations with other artists and promises new and exciting things coming your way! Florida Music Festival: "Carly Jo Jackson is a vibrant young performer who stole the show at Florida Music Festival with an invigorating showcase that left the Orlando crowd thirsting for more". Find the full review of the Carly Jo Jackson Band April 2017 performance and interview at Rara's Farm Music Blog. Austin, Texas Music Week: Carly is heading to Austin, Texas for music week! She will be performing in the independent music festivals Red Gorilla Music Fest on March 14 and Texas Indie Music Fest on March 15 and will be live on Texas Indie Radio on the 15th. The SXSW festival will be taking over Austin this same week and she will be checking out all the the excitement the festival brings to the City! 30A Songwriters Festival: Carly Jo is kicking off 2017 with an invitation to perform at the 30A Songwriters Festival Jan 13 - 15, listed by Southern Living magazine as #5 on the "South's Most Iconic Music Venues and Festivals". New Music: Carly Jo released a new EP Color Show in July 2016! Check your favorite on line music store!. Samson Endorsement: Carly Jo partnered with Samson Technologies for sound equipment. Luna Guitars Endorsement: Carly Jo has partnered with Luna Guitars. Join the Tribe!
Above photo courtesy Ron Navarrete Photography
Carly Jo Jackson - Winner 2015 Belk Southern Musician Showcase
Young Contemporary TV Commercial for Belk featuring Carly Jo Original Song Wildflower
Carly Jo Jackson - Season 9 (2014) America's Got Talent
Recent Honors and Awards:
2017 Invited Performer - 30A Songwriters Festival 2016 Invited Performer - San Francisco 49ers Game 2015 Belk Southern Musician Showcase Winner 2014 Season 9 America’s Got Talent - Judgement Week Finalist 2014 Florida Grammy Showcase 1st Runner Up 2014 Invited Performer – 30A Songwriters Festival 2014 Invited Performer – US Chamber of Commerce Citizen Awards Ceremony Washington, DC 2014 Invited Performer – Florida Atlantic University State of the University Address 2013 Enzian Film Slam Winner for Wildflower Music Video 2013 Winner Pop Music Category – Show Me the Music Contest 2013 Challenge Winner (for Wildflower) – Guitar Center Singer Songwriter 3 2012 Acoustic Showcase Winner Radio Station 98.9 WMMO 2012 RAW Artist Finalist - Orlando