From Look for the Little Things
8918 Bowers Dr
North Battleford, SK, S9A 3C2
Jackie Kroczynski is both a musician and a music educator from North Battleford, Saskatchewan. She also performs regularly with Jivin’ Jackie and Big Baby T, a band that celebrates the music of New Orleans. Jackie is currently working on an album of original music that will be produced and released by Grade School Records.
Her music is a mix of country, blues and alternative sounds. Her most recent single, Nurse Jane, is a story about the Tuberculosis Sanatorium at Fort San that became the Sask. Summer School of the Arts.
“Night at the Opry” rose up the Canadian Country Indie Top 100 to Number 4. Jackie was inspired to write this song after taking 30 high school students on a band trip to Nashville in early March 2020. The song is dedicated to her father because he didn’t get the chance to visit the Opry himself before he died in 2019. He would have loved it!
December 7, 2021
North Battleford based artist, Jackie K, released her first EP on November 26th.
The album launch of Look for the Little Things comes on the heels of Kroczynski’s two singles released in 2021. Those included "Nurse Jane" and also "Night at the Opry", with the latter reaching Number Four on the Canadian Indie Top 100 Country Countdown.
Look for the Little Things sees Jackie teaming up with producer Sean Davis Newton (Grade School Records) to craft three new songs, each with a unique sound palette. From the upbeat acoustic sound of “Dandelions Everywhere” to the off-kilter waltz “Green Heals Me,” these songs look at life from the back step. Jackie is joined by Tom Kroczynski (Crooked Creek) on bass, Phill Rodda on drums, Sean Davis Newton (Trace Italian) on guitar, Connor Newton (Contrafact, Bombargo) on sax, and Patrick Whelan on fiddle.
The release culminates a musical project that Kroczynski has been something she had been working on since last winter. The cover art is a silkscreen that Kroczynski had made years ago and finally put to good use.
Look for the Little Things is available on Bandcamp and all streaming services.
May 20, 2021
Jackie Kroczynski has just released her newest single that is a bit of a history lesson and a ghost story. "Nurse Jane" is a song that tells the story from one of Saskatchewan's most haunted landmarks; Fort San.
The Tuberculosis Sanatorium was built by the Provincial Government to help combat Tuberculosis and opened in 1917. In 1967, the Government opened the Sask. Summer School for the Arts, and the site was used in this capacity until 1991. Jackie attended this Summer School many years, and there was always talk of ghosts and hauntings, and mysterious sounds.
"Nurse Jane" tells the story of a nurse that worked at the hospital not long after its opening. Without giving away the story, she had continued to be seen on the site of the former hospital until the building was demolished in 2016/2017.
All music and lyrics by Jackie Kroczynski. Sound was mixed by Sean Davis Newton at Grade School Records, Edmonton.