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“Folks may know Carly Jo Jackson from her run in last year's America's Got Talent competition and from having judge Howard Stern refer to her as "charismatic." The Orlando native, barely in her twenties, has been performing around South Florida and is well-known to the coffeehouse and collegiate crowd. Now enjoying the exposure of having made a deep run in the competition where she ended as a finalist, Carly Jo's musical future is bright, matched by her enthusiasm and genuine good nature. We had a chance to catch up with the young chanteuse before she kicks off the inaugural For the Love Fest hosted by C&I Studios an Exposed PR this weekend.”
“She’s just another example of the local talent waiting to be discovered at Miami's one-and-only blues bar, Railroad Blues. She’s Orlando’s own Carly Jo Jackson and she made her second appearance on Wed., Sept. 3, continuing to extend the spellbinding experience from her show the week prior. Railroad Blues was obviously delighted to have her back.”
“Who is Carly Jo Jackson, and what is it that she represents? ... a wildflower, independent and strong.”
“It was just Jackson and her guitar onstage at the Funky Buddha Lounge last night, as she crooned away to her original songs, as well as some covers like Rihanna's "Please Don't Stop the Music," the Lumineers' "Ho Hey," and "Crazy" by Cee Lo Green. However, it was her song "Make Your Move" that got the audience clapping and jamming out.”
“Carly Jo Jackson is a 19 year old artist with one cd already under her belt and a new single out as well. Her relentless schedule of live performances show her determination and willingness to do whatever it takes to succeed. Her new single “Wildflower” showcases just how far she has come in a short time with her music. I had a few questions for the upcoming artist which she graciously answered:”
"Florida is home to many superstars, but one that shines the brightest is Orlando native (and Florida Atlantic University student) Carly Jo Jackson. Jackson’s passion for music and enthusiasm for life really shows through as she creates musical brilliancy with her acoustic guitar — which will win your heart in a second."
“Carly Jo Jackson is a new indie artist from Florida with a dream to achieve and a message to share. Just a young woman, Carly is wise behind her years. The self pro-claimed acoustic pop songstress just released her first CD, World at My Feet which is full of songs based on her real experiences with life, loss, and love. Often, people compare her to Colbie Caillat or Taylor Swift, but she has her own style with a more bluesy sound to add to the mix. When she’s not singing, writing great music, or jamming on her guitar, she is a student at Florida Atlantic University. Carly is above the pressure of trying to sound, look, or be a certain way in the music industry; she is making her own lane creating music that she loves and really connect with. Carly is pure talent.”
"She's only 17 years old, but this local gal could be the next big thing!"
"Carly Jo Jackson is a talented teen troubador whose card should read: "Have guitar will travel"."
"Carly Jo has a vocal and performance style well beyond her years and reminds me of more seasoned artists such as Sheryl Crow and Bonnie Raitt" "Her songs come from real life experience and come straight from the heart."
“Carly Jo has recently signed with Arch Productions in Orlando and is recording her first CD. Which is pretty good for someone who’s still in high school and not yet old enough to play live in very many places. ”