For decades, Tom Jackson has been a well-known and well-loved artist in Canadian music, film and television, with a body or work that ranges from a central role in TV’s North of 60 to his own immensely successful fundraising concert series The Huron Carole. This month, Tom Jackson joins a host of illustrious musicians as one of the 2023 contributors to the National Music Centre’s Speak Up! exhibition, spotlighting the stories of great Indigenous artists who have been important musical and cultural trailblazers.
The new edition of this ever-evolving multi-media storytelling exhibit will launch June 21st, in conjunction with National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations. 2023’s diverse and dazzling lineup of musically gifted storytellers is: Elisapie, Ferron, Fawn Wood, Drezus, and Calgary’s very own Tom Jackson.
Tom Jackson joined CKUA’s Grant Stovel to reflect on the power of music and story in building understanding, what an ambitious project like Speak Up! can offer for the community at large, and the transformative power of love.