Jackson Emmer

Celebrating Art of the Song’s 20 years on the air, we revisit our 2021 interview with Jackson Emmer. Based in the small town of Carbondale, Colorado, Jackson began singing at the age of 20. However, due to the arid, mountain climate, and the rigors of long bar gigs, his vocal cords were soon in tatters. By 28, he had lost his voice completely. Undeterred, Jackson saw this as an opportunity — a fresh start disguised as defeat. He rebuilt his voice from the ground up, learned to sing again, and a new sound emerged. The scars of mountain living were forever sealed into his timbre. Lush with overtones, ghostly harmonics, and friendly grit, his voice is now better than ever.

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