Monday, May 1, 2017

Jackie Bristow

I am a serious fan of a rising indie music great from New Zealand, Jackie Bristow, along with her main music sidekick and guitarist, Mark Punch. I have a very strong feeling they are destined for major country music stardom. Jackie Bristow and Mark Punch have the right twang ;)

In addition to Mark, Jackie always has great handpicked inspired musicians supporting her no matter where she is in the world. She has the right friends in the right places who have made the shows I have seen, stellar.

The first video below was filmed in Santa Ynez, California, at a spot called Maverick Saloon for the saloon's Tales from the Tavern Concert Series.

Jackie is backed by Mark Punch on guitar and Carole Colone on percussion. Carole, who works for Berkshire Hathaway in Santa Ynez Valley, is instrumental in producing the ongoing Tales from the Tavern Concert Series. Bravo for a performance and video & audio recording well done!

Jackie Bristow - Freedom - Live Performance

The next video down is titled Whistle Blowin', which is track #1 on Jackie's most recent album titled Shot of Gold. The studio version and official music video to this song is what initially sucked me in, but seeing and hearing Jackie perform live is my favorite way to hear and see her. She is the authentic genuine article that I really enjoy served live.

In this video below, she is backed by Mark Punch on electric guitar, Nick Gaffaney on percussion and Alison Wunderland on bass. Kudos to Blue Moon Onstage Productions for a video & audio recording job well done.

Jackie Bristow - Whistle Blowin' - Live Performance

Connect direct with Jackie Bristow at JackieBristow.Com,,, and on

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Ayo is an artist who hangs her heart out over the ledge and sings. Less known in the US, she is better known in countries like France. Her earliest to latest music, including her most raw to her most polished tracks, all seem to mesmerize. Below is an array of her songs, including a few tasty live performances. Please give her your ear and enjoy discovering her if you have not yet had the pleasure. GC

Ayo - Complain (live on LeLive)

Ayo - Who Are They?

Ayo - Love and Hate (Live in Germany @ New Pop Festival)

Ayo with M and Sly Johnson - How Many People (video takes time to load, but worth wait)

Ayo on drums and vocals with a guitarist named M - It Hurts

Ayo - What is Love? (fan made slide-show/video)

Ayo - Better Days

Ayo - Too Late (fan made slide-show/video)

Ayo - Before (after)

I love this, which is big because I generally prefer artists to stick to their own material.

Ayo - Cover of I Want You Back by Jackson 5

Ayo consistently delivers that "it" quality.  I really believe in her, and I hope she keeps putting out much more of her own music and does many, many more shows than in the past.

Connect direct with Ayo at AyoMusic.Com