Joe Makoviecki and John Black of the folk band Jackson Pines lean on the front of a pickup. A brick building is in the background.

Jackson Pines

This week we are joined by Joe Makoviecki of Jackson Pines and learn…a LOT!! In addition to band history, we learn about the different guitar playing styles of Appalachia, some folk music history of the Pine Barren of NJ, and even some blueberry history. We also dive into their song writing process, and Joe even plays a song live during the interview of something not yet released!

Jackson Pines is a band from the Pine Barrens of NJ, that now call Philadelphia home. Consisting of singer-songwriter Joe Makoviecki and stand-up bassist James Black, Jackson Pines harks forward with melodies and rhythms from the past. Combining minimalistic acoustic arrangements and taking cues from the ethos of folk, blues, and indie rock, Jackson Pines tells stories of hard times, overflowing love, disappointment, and hope. In 2017 they released “Purgatory Road” produced by Simone Felice (The Felice Brothers, The Lumineers) and “Lost & Found EP” to critical acclaim. Their latest full-length album “Close To Home” was released July 2021, and features a full band accompanying Joe and James’ signature rhythms and melodies.

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