By now, you are probably becoming familiar with the name Sara Jackson-Holman, if not from my feature article on her way back on New Year’s Day, then from the press clips she’s piled up since. Most impressive is this review of the release show for her new album “When You Dream” that appeared on The Oregonian’s online arm (and perhaps in print, I’m not sure), plus this preview and review from Portland alt-weekly Willamette Week.
Indeed, when you are a preternaturally talented singer and songwriter with a distinctive sound (Norah-esque classical+jazz+pop), a compelling backstory (from MySpace comment to record deal) and an affiliation with a credible label (Expunged, home to Blind Pilot), the press will take notice. But why listen to the press? (Don’t answer that.)
A few weeks ago, Frequency asked Jackson-Holman to jot down some thoughts and feelings about each track on her debut album, “When You Dream,” which came out May 25. Below you’ll find her insights on the origin of some songs, the meaning of others, and a quick update on her plans for the summer, including the just-confirmed date of her local CD-release show!
these songs are all little fragments of me, from my imagined and real worlds.