Tapwater Jackson Bio Request
A short Tapwater Jackson bio, for inclusion in a distant site:
Ukulele and tenor guitar consultant, and ego kabuki critic, Tapwater Jackson has performed as a sideman on various instruments, and in multiple genres, for more than 40 years — usually underpaid and frequently without credit. He has also sold visual artwork, but cannot understand why. Although trained in classical music and jazz, Jackson has also composed, performed, and recorded microtonal nonsense, having tuned salad bowls to C very very flat, and perfected the art of playing a Chinese gong with a violin bow. Finding music composition too difficult as a major, he settled for a degree in philosophy, which was far easier. It was also the road to living small.
His current set lists seem to land in the American Songbook from 1910 to yesterday, with some straight-faced irony and shameless back beats. He is fortunate to have an unrelated trade, requiring a terminal degree, with which he can make a living without the need for food stamps.
Tapwater Jackson was a writer and Contributing Editor for River Explorer magazine, until its implosion and inevitable lawsuit. He was not a named defendant, which makes a compelling argument for not participating in ego theater, and for moving beyond the need for recognition.
Although Tapwater Jackson has lived his entire life as though it were a sand painting, he sometimes wishes that he had not.
Currently, Tapwater is without cat, dog, wife, girlfriend, or tobacco addiction. He misses several of those.
Tapwater Jackson wears comfortable shoes.