Americana Highways brings you this premiere of Jackson Emmer’s song “Turn Up the Jukebox” from his forthcoming album Alpine Code, due to be released October 2. Alpine Coda was produced by Mary Bragg.
“Turn Up the Jukebox” was written by Jackson Emmer and John Lilly. It’s Jackson Emmer on vocals and acoustic guitar; Owen Biddle on bass; Mary Bragg on harmony vocals; Josh Kaler on steel guitar; Bryan Owings on drums; and Deanie Richardson on fiddle. This Western swing song gently welcomes in the fresh change we’re all hoping for right about now. give it a listen and earmark the album for your list this fall. Get set for some toe tapping with a smile.
I wrote this song in a cabin in West Virginia with my friend John Lilly. I made his sagging couch my office, and we spent a couple days working through song ideas. Both of us were having a rough year, so escapism was appealing. Nothing takes your mind off sorrow like classic country and western swing — especially something you can dance to. We wrote “Turn Up the Jukebox” because it’s the song we both needed to hear. It set us free, if only for a few minutes. The stellar playing of Deanie Richardson (fiddle) and Josh Kaler (steel guitar) make this recording come alive. It may have been tracked in Nashville, but this tune has Texas written all over it. — Jackson Emmer
Pre-order the album, Alpine Coda, on vinyl, CD, or digital download. https://jacksonemmer.bandcamp.com/album/alpine-coda. https://jacksonemmer.com/