Jackie has been excited about making music since before she could walk, and she takes that passion into her classroom at where she directs the band and guitar programs.
"I travelled with a group of 30 of my students to Memphis and Nashville at the beginning of March 2020. My Dad had passed away a year prior to the trip and he had always loved old time country music. When we arrived at the show at the Grand Old Opry’ all I could think about was how much he would have loved it! The music, the jokes, and the sense of tradition. I wished he would have had the opportunity to visit."
"When we returned home on March 10th it was right before COVID hit and everything turned upside down. While I spent some time quarantined, I wrote the song for my Dad and I was happy to have some of my family play on the recording with me. Thanks to my husband Tom Kroczynski, my sons Connor and Sean Newton, and my friend Patrick Whelan for their wonderful musicianship on this special song."
Jackie is currently working on an album of original music that will be produced and released by Grade School Records.