Jackie & Jason began performing together in 2007 and their acoustic show of harmony-driven hits quickly made them Eugene-area favorites, particularly on the local wine circuit. The next three years brought regular performances at vineyards and tasting rooms as well as other popular venues.
They traveled to all corners of the country, receiving warm welcome in Los Angeles, New Orleans, Rhode Island and Minnesota. They took their music, and their relationship, to the next level in 2010 when shortly after their marriage they launched their full band, The Blue Valentines.
The musical partnership of Jackie & Jason began in 2007 after a chance meeting at Joe Federigo’s - a popular jazz club and music venue in Eugene. Jason was playing a weekly solo gig and Jackie was in the audience one evening. When Jason began playing “Norwegian Wood”, Jackie jumped up on stage and sang a perfect, though impromptu, harmony.
Their voices blended into a sound greater than the sum of its parts. The song ended to rousing applause and within three weeks of their first rehearsal, Jackie & Jason were performing live, soon becoming a favorite at Eugene area wineries such as LaVelle, Iris Hill and Territorial Vineyards as well as other local venues.
They also write music together and began recording their first original album as alt-country cabaret band “Troupe Carnivàle” in 2011. The CD titled “Skaal Krush” is scheduled for release in Spring 2012.
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