The Path CD Release Party for Teenage Guitar Prodigy Jackson Thatcher
|WHEN: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 7-9 P.M. WHERE: Puckett’s 5th and Church, Nashville, Tenn.Thatcher releases his first acoustic guitar solo album, The Path, on Tuesday, February 19, at Puckett’s 5th and Church in Nashville. The 14-year-old guitarist has been featured as a solo artist with the Cool Springs Youth Orchestra, on stage at B.B. Kings in Memphis, and several venues around the greater Nashville area including Tin Roof Nashville, The Factory at Franklin, The Red House, Mellow Mushroom, Franklin Mercantile, and Trevecca Nazarene University.Thatcher plays electric guitar for Cumberland Blue, winner of the Nashville Blues Society competition. Earlier this month, Cumberland Blue represented Nashville at the International Blues Challenge for a showcase on Beale Street in Memphis. Cumberland Blue has played at 3rd & Lindsley, Mercy Lounge on the “Billy Block Show,” Hard Rock Cafe Nashville and other venues. Beside his solo and band gigs, Thatcher is also an Assistant Teacher at Nolensville Guitar Academy, where he’s been studying guitar since he was 8 years old.
Accolades about Jackson Thatcher and his solo album have been pouring in:
“…From the first notes I heard him play, maybe a year or two ago, yeah, Jackson, I hope you don’t take this the wrong way, but you’re a freak of nature! And I say that with all due respect. But it’s true man, I just can’t wait to hear what this guy keeps coming up with.” ~ Jason Scheff, bass player/frontman for the legendary band Chicago.
“In all my years as a player and teacher, I’ve never personally known anyone so accomplished at his age as 14-year-old guitarist, Jackson Thatcher,” says Mike Bauer, solo artist who has also played with Pam Tillis, Little Big Town, Bo Diddley and others. “His debut CD, The Path, is a beautifully composed and performed project. The Path showcases his acoustic guitar style which has a wonderful blend of both technical prowess and heart with a writing style that’s both groovy and optimistic.”
“Jackson is a good, young player and we appreciated having him at the Galaxie Agency/Nashville Blues Society Showcase,” says Gina Hughes of the Galaxie Agency, who organized the B.B. King’s showcase. “I definitely believe the future of our genre lies with great kids, such as Jackson.”