“It’s about moving on and letting go,” says acclaimed New Zealand folk singer/songwriter Jackie Bristow of “Kiss You Goodbye”, a song featured on her newly released album, Shot Of Gold. “It’s about allowing life to take hold of you and the journey to flow through you. It’s about saying goodbye to an old love, healing and realization, and moving on to better things.”
“I was living in Austin, Texas when I wrote this album and was inspired by southern blues and roots music, and all of the incredible American musicians I met along the way,” she continues. “I stepped away from trying to write commercial mainstream music and wrote stories from my heart and my life. When I wasn’t on stage singing, I found myself alone quite a lot. This was good for my creativity, but not always easy. That experience inspired me to record this album with raw and sparse production, built around my solo performances.”
Bristow recently participated in the Tales From The Tavern concert series at Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez, California, and recorded a live performance of “Kiss You Goodbye”. “It is an amazing concert series showcasing singer/songwriters from all over America,” she explains. “Brother and sister Ron and Carole Colone run the series, and they create an environment so an artist can shine with amazing acoustics and sound—all great people with good vibes for a creative evening of music. This was my second time playing Tales From The Tavern and I was on a high for days after this show.”
The video provides a glimpse into Bristow’s live show experience; no stranger to the stage, with a reputation for her captivating performances and nonstop international touring, she has previously opened for The Steve Miller Band, Bonnie Raitt, John Oates, John Waite, Marc Cohn, and Rick Springfield, among many others, and is gearing up to join Raitt on the road again next spring.
Mother Church Pew is proud to present “Kiss You Goodbye”, the new video from Jackie Bristow: