SONGS FROM THE START – Jackie Marshall

Event Description

Showcasing Jackie Marshall’s heartfelt and dynamically playful improvisatory style as a solo artist and utilising simple acoustic guitar and her exquisitely moving voice.

Songs From The Start features a selection of 60s folk and blues songs Marshall taught herself as a kid in Brisbane in the 90s, alongside a number of project-inspired commissions written by the artist.

Not for Jackie, the squalls and dystopian insouciance of the grunge era: instead she cut her teeth on artists such as Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, and Nina Simone, entranced with the impassioned sincerity of large emotions, well-read lyrical dexterity, and heartfelt social and political commentary – often finding herself playing these songs to her high school comrades on picnics in the Brisbane Botanical Gardens and on the back decks of 90s West End sharehouses.

In 2020, with an all-new kind of global social upheaval afoot, songs such as Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin’” find a special other nuance in Jackie’s Songs From The Start project, providing a much-needed warm and soothing musical hand to hold through uncertain times.


Sunday October 25

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The Old Museum


The Old Museum

480 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, Queensland 4006

(+61)7 32574089

About the Artists

Jackie Marshall is an Australian songwriter and touring recording artist. She has released three critically acclaimed alt-folk/country albums, her latest ‘Lilith Shrugs’ in 2018; her debut ‘Fight n’Flight’ was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize alongside artists such as The Drones and
Augie March.

Marshall most recently has composed and recorded music for successful Slovenian art/puppet theatre work ‘The Summer Book’ (Tove Jansson) as conceived by award-winning stage designer-director Barbara Stupica; produced indigenous artist Lydia Fairhall’s debut album ‘True North’ for release in late 2020; and plans to release her Songs From The Start project album in 2021. Her first professional engagement was in the role of Janis Joplin for the Australian Woodstock 25th Anniversary Show, at the age of 17.

General Admission – Cabaret Table Seating only
Doors open 30 minutes prior to show start time
COVID-Safe restrictions in place
Licensed Bar available in the venue

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