Singer/songwriter Jackie Sullivan hails from Calvert, on the musically rich Southern Shore of Newfoundland. In 2002, Sullivan released her debut album Out of the Rain and was subsequently named Music NL’s Female Artist of the Year and the CBC Galaxie Rising Star for her efforts. Since that time, she has recorded on numerous compilation albums including Newfoundland Women Sing, Homebrew, Our Songs, Ballads & Beer and the gospel recording, In the Palm of Your Hand. Jackie has created her own unique, poignant renditions of Raglan Road and Saltwater Joys, which have garnered much success.
Having performed at many venues across the country, Sullivan has appeared on Stewart McLean’s Vinyl Café, the Stan Rogers International Folk Festival, Kamloop’s Music Festival, NL & Labrador Folk Festival, George Street Festival and the Southern Shore Shamrock Festival. She continues to write and perform at music venues with her musical duo partner of 17 years, Karla Pilgrim.
Sullivan recently released her sophomore album, entitled Find Your Light to several sold out shows! Filled with roots based and contemporary original material, Sullivan’s new record is laced with storytelling songs of legacy and strength that speak to our culture and unwavering resilience. Her charming wit and profound ability to deliver a song moves audiences from tears to bursts of laughter.
Jackie is currently working on recording her very first Christmas single, with producer Peter Daniel Newman, which is set for release in November 2019. Sullivan plans to export her brand new material to Ireland in 2020 and will continue performing locally and regionally.