“We are delighted to have the Good Rockin’ Daddys come to Colebrook for their only U.S. engagement of this tour,” said Charlie Jordan, President of the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts, sponsors of the show. “We had the opportunity to see Shirley and her group in Halifax, Nova Scotia, earlier this year and immediately booked them for Colebrook. They really set the ‘joint to jumpin.’”
The story of the Good Rockin’ Daddys began in 1995 with a group of players who wanted to make some fun dancing music. Throughout the years there have been many active members of the Good Rockin’ Daddys; all have contributed vital elements of what makes a ‘Good Rockin’ Daddy’.
Shirley Jackson, who heads up the group and provides vocals as well as plays tenor saxophone, is the Toronto Maple Blues Award recipient as Horn Player of the Year (2003). Shirley has been a featured performer on the blues scene throughout Canada and the United States since 1997. Settling in the Maritimes from Western Canada in 1988, Shirley Jackson has been honing her craft on stage with The Good Rockin’ Daddys as well as The Dutch Mason Blues Band, Joe Murphy and The Waterstreet Blues Band, A.J. and The Redhots, Theresa Malenfant, Frank Mackay and The Lincolns, Glamour Puss Blues Band, The Twisters, and the annual “Ladies in Blue” concert in Halifax.
Shirley’s advice to all who come to her shows is simple: “Listen to your heartbeat, listen to your soul, and know deep inside that’s where you truly want to go.”