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Jackie Bristow performs an intimate listening show at the beautiful historic Eastern Southland Gallery. Gore born, Nashville based singer-songwriter Jackie Bristow, began singing and writing songs at an early age in Gore and first performed with her sister in their school church choir. The Bristow Sisters toured the South Island of New Zealand making a name for themselves. Jackie's talent and songwriting skills saw her establish herself in the United States where she has been living and performing since 2005. 


Jackie has continued writing and performing in North America and around the world with several albums under her name. She was on tour in New Zealand with her Blue Moon Rising tour when lockdown prevented her return to Nashville. 


Jackie’s live performances captivate audiences. One reviewer of her show on the Tommy Emmanuel tour wrote: “Opening for a musical giant like Emmanuel would seem a daunting task, but Bristow was relaxed as her soulfully-seductive melodies reverberated within the auditorium. Her beautiful voice and earnest songs resonated with the audience, and they applauded her eagerly. Near the end of the show, Bristow joined Emmanuel on stage for an amazing duet that received a standing ovation.”


For Jackie Bristow, the lure of the road has informed her music in ways that don’t limit her to any specific location on the globe. Like the classic singer-songwriters who have inspired her, Jackie has made her travels–both literal and metaphorical–a major part of her free-roaming subject matter.

Like Joni Mitchell, Shawn Colvin and Bonnie Raitt, Jackie has created a body of work that will endure, recording with her long-time musical partner, Australian-born guitarist and producer Mark Punch, and writing finely shaded songs that are at once personal and universal. After refining her art in Sydney, and in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, Jackie moved in 2017 to one of the centers of American music, Nashville, Tennessee. Already four superb albums into a career that is marked by her intelligence, passion and love for the song–these include her ravishingly beautiful singer-songwriter masterpiece, 2015’s Shot of Gold–Jackie is learning from Nashville, where singer-songwriters, country stars and Americana avatars mingle. In Music City, she’s working on a forthcoming album with Mark Punch, “Outsider” due for release 2021, where this singular guitarist, singer and songwriter feels right at home.  Jackie is a true artist–a world-class songwriter and singer who makes, to put it simply, great-sounding records that repay listening and listening.

Along the way, Jackie has built up on an impressive list of achievements that include opening for Bonnie Raitt, Chris Isaak, Foreigner, the Steve Miller Band, Boz Scaggs, Tommy Emmanuel, Art Garfunkel, Jon Oates, Marc Cohn. 


Jackie's music has been used in hit TV shows around the world and most recently - ‘Young Sheldon’ CBS &  ‘Brokenwood Mysteries’. 


 With four albums under her belt and fifth album ‘Outsider’ scheduled for release 2021. 


"Jackie is a true artist – a world-class songwriter and singer who makes, to put it simply, great-sounding records that repay listening and listening."

- Edd Hurt - Nashville USA

“Crafting some of the most beautiful compelling Americana today”.  

- American Songwriter 

Where: Eastern Southland Gallery, Hokonui Drive, Gore


When: Friday 6 May, 8pm 



Adults $35 + booking fee

Tickets on sale now at

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The 2022 Tussock Country Music Festival may not be going ahead, but Jackie Bristow is one of the community groups and artists have chosen to work within the current event restrictions to host events around Gore in May and June

Check out the full 'Live and Local' 2022 line-up on our homepage.


Tussock Country Music Festival returns in May-June 2023. 

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