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Electro-Fi recording artist Fruteland Jackson is a HistoryMaker (www.thehistorymakers.com).
He is an author, storyteller and oral historian. He is a three time Blues Music Award Nominee and a recipient of the Blues Foundation’s Keeping the Blues Alive award. Fruteland performs Americana; acoustic blues, folk traditional and singer-songwriter styles around the world. Fruteland Jackson created the award winning *All About the Blues Series- Blues in the School Programs. His program motto is “Try, Trust and Triumph”. Fruteland works to bring more music education in our schools.
Fruteland plays acoustic guitar with a focus on pre-war and post-war blues ranging from Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy to Elizabeth Cotton, plus his personal interpretations. His study includes ragtime, Piedmont, Delta, and other styles. He studies mandolin, lap steel and the banjo, and has published an instructional book on Delta Blues for Beginners with Alfred Publishing.
Fruteland latest CD," Tell Me What You Say" is available on Electro-Fi Records.
Fruteland debuted his new Storyteller CD release”Singing The Blues with Stories Vol. I” in 2011. This CD Includes: Stewball (The Blind Racehorse and The Life and Legend of Robert Johnson. Available at CD Baby.com – IT Records
"Forthright and intelligent,. Singer-guitarist Jackson has the style and improvisational instinct to carry on as one of the premier acoustic blues artists today."-DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE