Jackie Bristow announces the release of 'Whistle Blowin' - the second single from her forthcoming album Shot of Gold, out February 5th.
At once heartfelt and sophisticated, Jackie's songs combine subtle but beautiful melodies and hooks that hypnotise the listener, demanding complete surrender then sticking around like the backbone of a real friend.
'Whistle Blowin' is no exception - an elegantly restrained ballad which begins with a melancholy plucked banjo and weaves in washes of acoustic and pedal steel, spotlighting the clarity of Bristow's plaintive voice as she sets the scene:
Summers gone and Winter's coming on / I can feel the cold front blowin' / and I don't see the fog lifting
Listen to 'Whistle Blowin' here.
The accompanying video was beautifully shot and directed by Mark Tierney in and around Los Angeles and features Bristow roaming desert backdrops, train stations and coastal surrounds - the sun beaming down continuously, mirroring the sombre warmth of the song.
In celebration of her album release, Bristow begins her NZ tour on February 6th.
Jackie Bristow ‘Shot Of Gold’ Tour Dates:
Feb 6 - Mount Manaia Bowling Club, Whangarei Heads
Feb 11 - Thirsty Dog, Auckland
Feb 12 - Howick's Creative Centre - Howick
Feb 14 – Eggsentric Cafe Flaxmill Bay
Feb 18 - The Sitting Room Sessions , Napier
Feb 20 - Resonator House Concert, Wellington
Feb 21 - Studio 64, Inglewood, New Plymouth
Feb 25 - Fairfield House , Nelson
Feb 27 - Barrytown Hall, Barrytown
Feb 28 - Cook and Saddle Saloon, Fox Glacier
March 06 - Bannockburn Hotel, Bannockburn
March 10 - The Sherwood , Queenstown
March 12 - Kingston Station, Kingston
March 15 – Suzie Q, Invercargill
March 16 - Longford Function Centre , Gore
March 20 - Carey's Bay Hotel - Carey's Bay