Dave Jackson

Open Air Host

Dave Jackson came to JPR as a volunteer in 2011 after responding to a JPR Facebook post.  He's now a regular host of Open Air.  The depth and variety of music played on JPR have helped influence Dave's musical tastes for most of the last 20 years, and he now takes pride in helping bring this service to the community. 

Away from the station, Dave plays guitar and ukulele and sings in the local American roots music band, The Bear Creek Band. He and his wife Kirsten live in Eagle Point and enjoy many of the outdoor activities the State of Jefferson has to offer such as rafting, camping and cross country skiing.

“Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.” - Frank Zappa

The Kids Are Alright

Sep 1, 2017

Kids making music is not a new concept. Michael Jackson was a child star, so was Justin Timberlake. Prodigies like Sierra Hull and Sarah Jarosz have been making great acoustic music since their teens. 

He’s a guitar player’s guitar player and a jam band icon. He’s worked with John Scofield and Toots Maytal. Early in his career he toured with David Allen Coe and the Dicky Betts Band. He is a staple in post-Garcia Grateful Dead line-ups.   

Each year brings new opportunities for live music. If my January is any indication, 2015 is going to be an interesting and diverse year.