Storytelling is something of a Texas tradition. Tall hats and even taller tales are woven into the fabric of The Lone Star State, and singer-songwriter, Jarrod Dickenson can spin a yarn with the best of them.
Hailing from Waco, now based in Nashville via Brooklyn, Dickenson spends most of his time on the road bringing his own particular brand of soulful Americana to a wide variety of music loving audiences around the globe.
Jarrod’s critically acclaimed album The Lonesome Traveler and his subsequent EP Songs From Willow St paved the way for him to tour the UK, Ireland and Europe extensively over the last several years. Breakout performances at Glastonbury, Black Deer Fest and Larmer Tree Festival, along with recent tours supporting legendary artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Don McLean and The Waterboys have earned Jarrod a formidable and loyal fan base across the globe, including BBC radio hosts Dermot O’Leary, Cerys Matthews, Huey Morgan, Janice Long, Robert Elms and Shaun Keaveny.
Jarrod’s next album, Ready The Horses, which received a major label release in the UK was another step forward for the artist. Where The Lonesome Traveler was rich with folksy storytelling and largely acoustic instrumentation, Ready The Horses dives head-first into the whiskey-soaked worlds of soul and junkyard blues. It’s louder, electrified and at times, even menacing. The album has a sense of urgency and potency that grips the listener from the get-go, straps them in and takes them on a journey.
New EP, Under A Texas Sky, is out now across Europe.
“His songs carry an independent spirit and grit… a hard-bitten, yet romantic eye that seems bred into Lone Star Songwriters” -Q Magazine
“A smokey-toned Texan with a smooth line in Americana-Soul… already a big favourite at Radio 2” -Uncut Magazine
“A slice of pure, unadulterated white boy soul… watch out for this guy” -Acoustic Magazine “Painting extraordinarily cinematic pictures with his words…” -Rocking Magpie
“A smokey, filthy, Waitsy, Cohen-Inflected piece of subterranean melodrama…and I like it.”
-Shaun Keaveny, BBC Radio 6 Music
“In the tradition of old southern Americana, but with a feel of something current; storytelling with soul.” -Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6 Music
“If you can catch him, you should…he reminds me of this cat, Gram Parsons” -Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2
“A voice like a young Tom Waits…Jarrod Dickenson’s songs are simply breathtaking, possessing melodies many of his peers would give their left arm for.” – No Depression “An incredible talent” -Janice Long, BBC Radio 2
“Dickenson has a superb, expressive voice…” -Country Music People (5 Star Review) “Brilliant songs” -Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6 MusicListen on Spotify Book tickets