....CONTINUING THE RICH TRADITION OF AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC....
ENTERTAINER JOHN DAVIDSON WITH JACKIE DAVIDSON AND GARY BRANDT
Last night i shared the stage with an excellent retro folk act: 'Jackie and Gary'..."Singing The Good Old Songs Again".....Jackie reminds me of Mary Travers and Gary reminds me of Gordon Lightfoot.
They play the 5 string banjo, 12 string guitar, harmonIca, and the harmonies are wonderful!
Plus, the comedy in between songs moves things along nicely.
They got the crowd singing along to songs everyone seemed to know and some unknown comedy songs that really worked!
The crowd loved them!
TV PERSONALITY AND ENTERTAINER
"Jackie and Gary performed for my Independant Living Residents...They are both wonderful musicians...Gary is awesome on the 12 string guitar and his original songs are excellent. Jackie plays the banjo and sings the most beautiful song about the Civil War. Her harmonies are warm and rich....Thank you Gary and Jackie ....We look forward to having you back when you're in our neck of the woods again."
CORRINE O' HERAN, LIFE ENRICHMENT DIRECTOR
FRIENDSHIP VILLAGE OF KALAMAZOO
"Singing The Good Old Songs Again" is a duo that loves music and people...and IT SHOWS!!! Gary and Jackie performed at the Branch District Library and the audience was singing along with them...smiling...laughing...and having a great time. I would recommend them to anyone who wants an evening of fun!
NOLA BAKER, ADULT SERVICES LIBRARIAN
BRANCH DISTRICT LIBRARY
"....what i did was meet Jackie and Gary, who won me over with their incredible friendliness before ever playing a note...I was treated to an hour and a quarter of some of the finest classic and original folk music that i have heard in a long time...The show was over way too fast....their incredible humor rapport with each other...as well as the beautiful harmony and solo performances made me a fan wanting more....Thanks you two, for a wonderful experience..."
"Jackie and Gary engage their audience throughout their performance with their classic and original folk music. They are great to work with and fantastic musicians. You won't be disappointed!"
ERICKSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
"I attended your show in Curtis this past Saturday with my two sons, and I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed it!...I love that you encouraged so much audience participation, it was a nice thing to be a part of. We also really liked the jokes, and I think my kids remembered every one...told them to their Dad the next morning. Thanks for coming to the U.P. and sharing your music with us!"
"The program Jackie and Gary presented to the Novi community the other night was wonderful. The music engaged the audience and everyone was singing, clapping and foot stomping together. It was a truly entertaining time for all."
NOVI PUBLIC LIBRARY
"I wanted to thank you for doing such a great job at our library last Thursday. Every single person who attended had a good time and enjoyed the music. You and Jackie are great performers....You don't simply play music, but you entertain your audience. Everyone enjoyed your humor and how personable you were....I thought it was great that you took the time to shake hands and meet everyone. I was very impressed! I hope we can have you back again next year.....It was nice meeting 'Cooper' too."
BERRIEN SPRINGS LIBRARY
BERRIEN SPRINGS, MICHIGAN
"Dear Gary & Jackie.......Thank you for providing a great evening of folk music for our library's patrons. Everyone enjoyed the music and the special guest 'Cooper'.
Mary DeSDantis......Fraser Library
Herewith our review and people's reaction: THEY LOVED YOU!!
Your wonderful voices, your intermittent humor, your stage presence and interaction with the crowd, and playing their favorites was very appreciated...
You noticed that no one left early, that they all clamored around you with congratulations at the end...
Your continuous sing-a-long medley with the crowd was a 'grand' finale.
RIVERSIDE R.V. RESORT
"I wanted to thank you both for putting on such a nice program in Charlotte......You have a charming nature in your program and it comes off as a real love of the great American folk music and its' history.....Your direct interaction with those seated in front of you is at once informative and yet humorous in a way that puts all at ease. This is something that many artists do not do particuarly well. I want you to know I enjoyed your program very much and particularly like the music you are drawn to and the way you relate to your concert goers. You both clearly love performing and should continue to do so.
Paul Folin, Director
Allied Concert Services
"Just wanted to tell you what a wonderful feeling your show at Moultonborough Library gave me and my mom. So many great memories from my youth, came back during many of the songs you performed....no matter what kind of music we discovered, folk music has a certain special feel that is hard to match. Thank you for keeping the music and feeling alive for all of us who are lucky to be in your audiences! Oh yeah, 'Cooper' is beautiful!
"Singing The Good Old Songs Again... was the perfect venue for our 55 plus community....It was truly a musical adventure that rekindled memories of yesteryear....The audience could not resist tapping their feet, clapping their hands and singing along to some of their favorite songs....Gary Brandt and Jackie Davidson are very talented musicians, and use a playful banter to add humor to their show....Thank you for a wonderful evening, everyone is still talking about how much they enjoyed the show."
NORTH PORT, FLORIDA
"Thank you so much for the wonderful show you gave us here at the Concord Public Library! The audience loved it...you had them singing! You are very talented and the joy you have in singing and sharing your songs certainly comes through. It is a pleasure meeting you and working and singing with you! I wish you the best, and hope you might be able to take atour through New Hampshire again soon!"
"The audience enjoyed Jackie and Gary's energy and sense of fun, as well as their musicianship. What a wonderful act to book for any size venue! Their music has a sense of history and a musical form that appeals to everyone!
HELENA TOWNSHIP LIBRARY DIRECTOR
"Vista Grande Villa Retirement Community had the "Jackie & Gary Show" at our community this week. I have to tell you what fun we had. These are two great performers. They go beyond playing the music....they entertain you with jokes, stories and most importantly with song! If you are looking for a show that will have your residents 'toe-tappin'....then this is the one! We look forward to having them back again next year!
ESTHER EDGER, PROGRAM DIRECTOR
VISTA GRANDE VILLA
Dear Gary and Jackie....I was at your wonderful performance last night, 7/29th, at Way Public Library in Perrysburg, Ohio....It was sooo much fun and I'm so glad I was able to be there. You guys are great and I would travel just about anywhere to see you....You enjoy what you are doing and it shows, plus you have such great talent to go along with it....I thoroughly enjoyed sitting in my seat singing along with you!