Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Robin Jackson, known for his wild, theatrical contributions to bands like Vagabond Opera and the March Fourth Marching Band, draws upon the moody spirit of his rain-soaked, Portland, OR home to create an eclectic brew of dreamy, vintage folk-pop in he debut album Dust Diaries (release: June 8, 2012). The Record features an all star band with members of The Portland Cello Project, The Eels, March Fourth Marching Band and Vagabond Opera. "A catchy and captivating song-crafter…a true storyteller." - NPR
released 01 June 2012
All songs written and composed by Robin Jackson except "It's that time of night again" lyrics by Robin Jackson and Laura Bell. All songs registered with ASCAP.
Drums and percussion - Anders Bergstrom; - Rob Stroup (on This time), - Chet Lyster (on Heroin and Honey)
Electric and acoustic guitars - Chet Lyster
Piano, wurlitzer, accordion and organ - Mike Danner
Acoustic and electric bass - Matt Voth
Violin - Annalisa Tornfelt (on Heroine and Honey), - Katherine Claire (on Roses and Gold)
Cello - Skip Von Kuske
Trombone - Daniel Lamb
Flugelhorn - Max Ribner
Saxophone and Clarinet - Robin Jackson
Tuba - Huck Wilken
Whistling - Robin Jackson
Background Voices - Robin Jackson (on October Rain, Roses and Gold, Paper Bird, Red Blanket), - Katherine Claire (on October Rain, Paper Bird), - Annalisa Tornfelt (on Heroin and Honey), - Ashley Ward (on The Spring)
Produced by Chet Lyster
Engineered by Rob Stroup at 8Ball Studios, Portland, OR
Mastered by Justin Phelps at Cloud City, Portland, OR
Album design by Elena Cronin (elenacronin.com
) and Rachel Brodkey
Photo credits - Mosca Photo (moscaphoto.com
My heartfelt gratitude to everyone who aliveness my musical endeavors. This album happened because of a community and fans who supported it. Special appreciation goes to my awesome family, Chet Lyster, Stacey Ludlow, Flora Bowley, Rachel Brodkey, Amy Hatfield, Hunter Paye, Katherine Claire, Lewis Childs, Liz Labby, Vagabond Opera, M4th Marching Band, Ashia Grzesik, Johnny Dwork, Kyrstyn Pixton, and to my fabulous global musical community and the Songwriter Soiree which inspired such music.
Dedicated to my Dad, Mark Jackson who helped me feel the beat.