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Contact: Jackson Emmer – jemmer.music@gmail.com
​(650) 799-5379


​Jackson Emmer is an award-winning Americana singer/songwriter from Carbondale, CO.

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He can’t help it. Songs keep Jackson Emmer up at night. Born with an unrelenting creative spark, Emmer has quietly built his reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter on the outskirts of country music. His work blends humor with heartache, and tradition with exploration. Emmer’s whiskey-smooth, conversational singing style is as distinct as his writing. He often croons at a whisper, drawing listeners in with his relaxed, understated delivery. Lately, Emmer has drawn critical acclaim for his 2018, sophomore album, “Jukebox.”

While honing his gentle, country sound on the backroads of America, Emmer moved around the US for almost a decade. Colorado, North Carolina, and Vermont were his main anchor points. He began performing in local blues bands at the age of 18. Too young to be admitted through the front door of a bar, Emmer often had to sneak in through the kitchen to play. A few years later, he found work in string bands and bar bands before focusing on the craft of songwriting. Never one to shy away from a side-hustle, Emmer has worked nearly 40 jobs to support his “music habit.” Grocery shelver, limo driver, waiter, museum attendant, and produce farmer- the list goes on. This varied background has become a key ingredient in Emmer’s writing.

Jackson Emmer is often compared to artists like John Prine, Guy Clark, and Roger Miller. In 2018 he won awards for his songwriting at the Telluride Troubadour Contest (Telluride, CO), Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase (Lyons, CO), and Songwriter Serenade (Moravia, TX). He has opened for or co-billed with: Leon Bridges, Della Mae, John Oates, and The Wood Brothers, to name a few.

Emmer tours the US regularly, performing approximately 100 shows each year- most of which are house concerts. However, he has appeared at several historic venues and festivals, including: Telluride Bluegrass Festival, House of Blues (Houston, TX), Rockwood Music Hall (NYC), The Iron Horse (Northampton, MA), and the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival (Lyons, CO). Emmer lives in Carbondale, Colorado.


“Americana songwriters are a dime a dozen these days, but few are writing songs like Jackson Emmer.” – Rolling Stone

​”Melodic and lyrically rich.”
– No Depression​

“A contemporary jolt to old-school, heartfelt country music.”
– PopMatters

“Dances like Roger Miller and stings like John Prine.” 
– The Daily Country

“Proof there’s lots of musical talent in Colorado outside of the major cities.”
– Colorado Public Radio

“Unassuming delivery and understated knack for the clever line.”
– Roots Music Report

2019 – Cannes Film Festival – song featured in “Elwood Takes A Lover.”
2018 – Rolling Stone – 10 New Country Artists You Need To Know (June 2018)
2018 – Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Contest – 3rd Place.
2018 – Rocky Mtn Folks Festival – Songwriting Contest. 3rd Place.
2018 – Songwriter Serenade Competition semifinalist.
2018 – Performances at Palisade Bluegrass Festival – Official Festival Tweener
2017 – Artist deal with LR Baggs Amplification.
2017 – Songwriter in Residence for town of Red Cliff, CO.
2016 – Artist in Residence for Justice Snow’s in Aspen, CO.
2015 – Debut record (Last Known Photograph) debuts on iTunes Top 100 country charts.