From the scenic banks of Battleford, Saskatchewan comes alt-folk singer/songwriter Jackie K and her song about loss and the light that continues to exist in the absence of our loved ones with the heartwarming single “Night At The Opry” – check it out on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Log34ArRoTM
Initially released on her 2021 EP, Look for the Little Things, Jackie K glistens on the re-recording of “Night at the Opry” — a captivating musical composition that tugs on the heartstrings and was written as a tribute to her late father.
Rising to #4 on the Canadian Indie Country Countdown Top 100, “Night at the Opry” was inspired by the high school music class Jackie K teaches and the trip she took them to the world-famous Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.
Taking place roughly one year after her father’s passing, the “Night At The Opry” reminded Jackie K of how big a country music fan her father was. “My Dad would have loved it there,” she shares. “The sense of community, the music, the jokes. I really missed him, and I wished that he would have had that opportunity.”
Shortly after she returned home from Nashville, Jackie K began to pen her latest single, “Night At The Opry,” as the pandemic started to affect the world. “It was about my trip, but more about my Dad, Jake.”
Listen to ‘Night at the Opry” on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/track/45jFNMTWqdhEKUM0Hgh63f?si=05d9fc18d1884395&nd=1
Jackie K harnesses all of her experience as a professional music and visual arts educator to produce an ode to her dad that communicates the love and longing she feels as passionately as he lived.
“Without him, the circle feels broken
I look for his light and it’s gone
This music brings him to me
It joins our whole family
His records will keep bringing him home.”
Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jackie Kroczynski learned to love music from an early age with a broad spectrum of influences, including Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, and Ron Sexsmith. Jackie K would earn her Bachelor of Music in Music Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art to pave her way into the artist she is today.
When she isn’t playing the “Unplugged” show on CJWW Radio in Saskatoon, or performing for Colonel Chris Hadfield with her New Orleans-inspired band, Jivin’ Jackie & Big Baby T, she’s teaching band and guitar at North Battleford Comprehensive High School. Her life-long connection to music ensures that the best is yet to come for Jackie K.