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Jackie Tice Biography - December, 2009:



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Jackie Tice Acoustic World Folk - December, 2009:

  



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Jackie Tice Educator - December, 2009:

  



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International Artist One Sheet - October, 2009:

  



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Jackie Tice Biography:
 
Jackie Tice is a mixed Chickamauga Cherokee and East European songwriter, artist, educator, international Peace advocate and mother of two teenagers. Tice fuses her diverse roots, exposing the delicate and essential relationship of nature and human nature. From being raised in a steel-mill town during Pennsylvania’s industrial boon to her subsequent travels exploring mountains and canyon lands across North America, Tice’s original award-winning songs and moving Native Flute compositions have been critically praised, honored, and featured in radio, film and performance venues from the Hawaiian Isands to the United Nations. Upcoming tours to Africa and the Middle East are being planned.

Winner of the 2006 Indian Summer Music Award for best Pop song (Second Skin) and the National Kerrville Award for Emerging Songwriters, among others, Tice is a unique voice among acoustic performing artists. Her 2005 CD, Second Skin, is produced by two-time Native American Grammy winner, Bill Miller, who writes, “Hers is a voice that needs to be heard – her songs are as poetic as they are powerful.” Tice’s recent release, MorningSky Drum Song, places her fully into Native American music genre and includes only sparse percussion to accompany her original Native Flute and guitar-based compositions. Greg Clayton of Spirit Horse Productions, Australia, in a recent review of this CD, claimed, “…[Tice is] one of the most open and expressive vocal artists in the USA today.”

Tice’s work is included, along with her collaborations with Peter Buffet (Dances With Wolves, 500 Nations), in the upcoming full length documentary, For The Next Seven Generations. Her song, Into the Fire, is included on the soundtrack CD of A Dance for Bethany, which won the 2007 Faith and Film Motion Picture Festival 'Best of Fest' award.

An active proponent for Peace, Tice performed by invitation at the 2006 United Nations International Day of Peace in New York City. Her song, Trail of Tears, was heard by thousands there, including celebrity Peace Ambassadors Michael Douglas, Jane Goodall, Yo Yo Ma and Sheika Heya Rashed Al Khalifa, President of the 61st General Assembly of the UN. In December, 2008, she was invited and welcomed by Republic of Korea Parliament member, Sunggon Kim, to open the high-level UN conference entitled, Cooperation between the UN and World’s Religions, at UNICEF’s Laboisse Hall. In 2009, Tice’s music opened and closed the Department of Public Information’s NGO Briefing on the UN General Assembly’s declaration of 2009 as the International Year of Reconciliation.

Tice is the Founder and Artistic Director of All Nations Peace, an International gathering of Indigenous musicians and performance artists from the Four Directions of the Earth, presenting concerts together as a World Tribal Peace Council in the spirit of Mitakuye Oyasin – the Indigenous Lakhota phrase that translates in English to "We Are All Related."

Jackie maintains a busy touring schedule and is also a certified teaching artist of the Art as a Way of Learning educational curriculum. As well, Tice is a rostered artist with the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts/Arts in Education program, presenting residencies in Songwriting, Art For the Sake of Peace and Medicine Wheel Teachings for Conflict Resolution.


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Biography:
An Important Voice Among American Songwriters

 
Radio programmers from New York City and Boston to Chicago and San Francisco have heralded Jackie Tice with banners like, “Best new songwriter”, and “A stand-out!”   With the release of her most recent CD, Second Skin, Tice has made full use of her award-winning performing and song writing skills.  Produced by 2005 Native American Grammy Winner, Bill Miller, in a week-long studio marathon in Bucks County, PA, Tice steps up and out with ten songs spanning pop-rock, jazz and folk styles.  Jamey Haddad, percussion, (Paul Simon, Lenny Kravitz, Dave Liebman) and Pete Cummings, electric guitar, (Tanya Tucker, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley), are among the luminaries who helped create this sonic landscape framing Tice’s lyrical story songs.  "She writes songs with messages," says Miller.  "Her music has elements of jazz and rock. Hers is a voice that needs to be heard and her songs are as poetic as they are powerful."

"Lyrically brave" is how Acoustic Guitar magazine describes the music of Jackie Tice, adding, "Tice's songs capture instances of universal recognition and appeal.  Her ode to a Dublin pub, 'The Marijo Tonight,' is a guitar player's 'Piano Man,' and as bittersweet as John Prine's 'Angel from Montgomery,'
 
A Kerrville New Folk Award-winner, the co-mingling of Tice's Native American and Old European roots informs her musical and lyrical points of view, carefully combing through subjects from Shakespearian love to the call of coyotes.  She's been called "an eloquent storyteller whose songs elevate common experience with subtle layers of meaning," (Richard Fox, WCUW), and an artist with "a poet's touch," writing about "complex, believable characters who grow more vivid with each listen," (R.A.B. Perch, Folk Acoustic Music Exchange.)
 
Raised in a Pennsylvania steel mill town with a family of twelve, Tice grew up fast and with enough songwriting fodder “to last a lifetime,” she says.  Forays into social work and college music theory eventually led her back to performance and songwriting and her strong Native spiritual roots.  Today, she has four albums to her credit, artist endorsement deals with John Pearse Strings and Audix Microphones, and a long list of kudos from major music media in the US, Australia, Italy and Canada.  "I love your songs," Lucinda Williams said to Jackie backstage at the Kerrville Festival.  Christine Lavin, folk diva of New York City, endorsed Jackie by declaring her song, The Marijo Tonight, "a modern-day classic," and including it on the compilation CD, The Stealth Project: Music Under The Radar.
 
In 2002, Tice produced a collection of songs inspired by her oil paintings entitled "In These Bones," which, alongside the Doc Watson/David Holt collection, Legacy, was recently nominated as Best Traditional Folk Album by the grassroots JPF Music Awards.  In 2003, Tice composed the soundscape for an educational video documentary produced by Rutgers University entitled, Riparian Buffers: Restoring and Managing New Jersey's Streamside Forests.
 
Tice's song, Domestic Delinquent, was included in the 2002 Random House publication, Life's A Stitch: The Best of Contemporary Women's Humor.  An anthology of humorous short stories, poetry, songs, and cartoons-all from the pens of women, and all proceeds donated to benefit charities- it includes the writings of Kathy Najimy, Wendy Wasserstein, Gloria Steinem, Erma Bombeck, Christine Lavin, Julie Gold and others.
 
Jackie Tice has appeared with many formidable artists.  On-stage festival and listening club performances and workshops with Bill Miller, John Gorka, Christine Lavin, Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey, Garnet Rogers, Susan Werner, Frank Christian, Caroline Aiken, Dana Cooper, and others, from Club Passim (Boston) and the Tin Angel (Philadelphia) to the Bluebird Café (Nashville) and Eddie’s Attic (Atlanta) have paved the way for her recognition as an important voice among American songwriters.


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250 Word Biography:

Accompanying herself with guitar, rattles and Native American Flutes, multi-award-winning songwriter, Jackie Tice, communicates an inclusive global worldview through her mixed Indigenous Cherokee and Eastern European roots. With countless appearances at United Nations events and with performers from five continents, Tice’s unique Acoustic World Folk rhythms have solidified her reputation as an international artist bridging the relationship of Nature and Human Nature through her music.

Winner of the esteemed national Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Award, Indian Summer Music Award, Lehigh Valley Music Award and Silver Arrow Award, in addition to a Best Female Artist NAMMY (Native American Music Award) nomination, Tice is walking in the footsteps of other crossover artists like Buffy St. Marie and Bill Miller who interweave the spirit of indigenous philosophy into accessible folk, rock and jazz musical styles.

Tice’s songs have been used in films and commercials, and published by Random House Books and magazines. Her award-winning ballad, ‘The Marijo Tonight,’ was declared by Acoustic Guitar magazine to be “a guitar player's 'Piano Man' and as bittersweet as John Prine's 'Angel From Montgomery'.” In 2009, she collaborated with composer Peter Buffet on the documentary, “For The Next Seven Generations.”

The founder and artistic director of All Nations Peace, this International gathering of Indigenous musicians from the Four Directions of the Earth presents concerts together as a World Tribal Peace Council.

Tice is on the prestigious rosters of the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and Pennsylvania Peforming Arts on Tour as both educator and national touring artist.


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JACKIE TICE
Multi-award winning, Acoustic World Folk artist, Jackie Tice, is hailed as “an important voice among songwriters.” She embraces and communicates an inclusive world view through the lens of her mixed Native American Cherokee and Eastern European ancestry. Her appearances at the United Nations, UNICEF, and with performers from five continents, have solidified her reputation as an International artist bridging the relationship of Nature and Human Nature through incisive songwriting, soulful vocals and spirited Native American Flute compositions. Greg Clayton of Australia’s Spirit Horse Productions declared her, “truly unique…one of the most open and expressive vocal artists in the USA today.”


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Press Release, June 2005 -
Jackie Tice Gets a Second Skin with New CD:


Produced by Grammy-winning Native American artist, Bill Miller, Second Skin is the newest outing by 1996 Kerrville New Folk Emerging Artist-winner, Jackie Tice. Her first full-studio release in seven years, Tice steps up with ten songs spanning pop-rock, jazz and folk styles.

Accompanied by such musical greats as Jamey Haddad, percussion (Paul Simon, Lenny Kravitz, Dave Liebman) and Pete Cummings, electric guitar (Willy Nelson, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley) Tice’s lyrical story songs are framed masterfully by these sonic landscapers.

Miller has this to say after working on Tice’s project, "She writes songs with messages…hers is a voice that needs to be heard and her songs are as poetic as they are powerful.''  The Lehigh Valley, PA resident has won many fans with her award-winning songwriting informed by the co-mingling of her mixed Native American and Old European ancestry. Rootsy and expansive sounds and images reflect Tice’s songs inspired by "integration with the elements of nature." Several of these songs are direct descendents of her oil paintings, which, Tice says, "tell me their stories."

The title cut, Second Skin, is a folk-pop anthem of rebirth – evolution and emergence – seated within the powerful percussive slips of Haddad, and vocally supported by fellow Kerrville winner and songwriting partner, William “Billy” Hall.

Trail of Tears
, Tice’s self-proclaimed “Give Peace A Chance,” is power rock – the dueling electric guitars of Miller and Cummings – engaged in a tribal rhythmical pulse that breaks into Native chants from indigenous people of North America and Africa (Miller and Ghanaian-native, JC Sarpong).  The comparatively naked The Window features one of Tice’s most poignant vocal renderings on the album.  Borders playfully flirts as close to minor-modal Joni Mitchell-like jazz as Tice can get and still pull off an original song.  On this cut, Joshua Yudkin’s piano tastefully glides between Tice’s deft phrasing. Human, with its U2-like rock-pop production, could very well be the single to watch on this record. A slow standard in Tice’s live sets and featured on this record is the soul-bearing Wide Open, which Tice counts as one of her most important pieces of writing. The only co-write (with Hall) on this CD, Coming Home, is a ballad conjuring visions of Tice’s favorite state, North Dakota, and the oft associated metaphorical longing that accompanies these vast plains. The fretless bass harmony of Tony Dominic is hauntingly beautiful here. Schizoid narcissism is the theme of a straight AAA-play, Medusa-Jane. Featuring Gary Rissmiller on drums, this is one of those perfect 3:30 songs every college radio station should be playing. In These Bones, on the other hand, reckons with the adult-oriented issues of legacy and mortality, using the image of a wall of bronzed bison bones as a backdrop. Finally, Thunder Moon gives Miller a chance to display his spirit-filled musicianship through his Native American flute playing, for which he won his 2005 Grammy Award.

Independently released at this time, on Tice’s own SajaRecords, Second Skin is available through the websites http://jackietice.com and http://cdbaby.com/cd/tice3 and live shows.

Radio:

 
 

AAA:

Second Skin (1), Trail of Tears (2), The Window (3) Human (5), Medusa Jane (8)

 
 

Americana:

Second Skin (1), Trail of Tears (2), Borders (4), Wide Open (6), Thunder Moon (10)

 
 

Folk/Singer/Songwriter:

Second Skin (1), Trail of Tears (2), The Window (3), Borders (4), Wide Open (6), Coming Home (7), In These Bones (9), Thunder Moon (10)

 
 

Rock/Pop:

Second Skin (1), Trail of Tears (2), Human (5)

 
 


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