The Sleepy Jackson

This could be a post about my brother Ted (aka Jackson) when he wakes up. But it’s not.

It’s about a band called The Sleepy Jackson that my sister-in-law Susan turned us on to.

We’ve been listening to them on and off for the past couple months. I put them on my iPod for the flight from LA to Pittsburgh, and decided to blog about them.

Here are the influences I hear; Velvet Underground (not surprising, it seems they are on everyone’s influence list), Beatles, Wilco (or maybe Uncle Tupelo). There’s even some David Bowie and Rolling Stones in there.

There’s a lot to like in this music. If you like new artists who package up sounds from the sixties and seventies, I think you’ll like this band. You can get their album Lovers at Amazon.