Veterans of the Seattle Music scene brothers Chad and Nate Jackson wanted to find a new direction with their music. After being in several successful Seattle bands such as Local 808 and Drop 6 they were looking for a different path. For years their family wanted them to slow it down a bit and explore different genres. With this in mind they hunkered down in a small cabin in the picturesque town of Leavenworth Washington and began writing what would become the title song of a new album sending them down the path to the Big Medicine.
Wanting to put together an all star crew the brothers first asked Nate's old partner and SP Unlimited band mate GIT alumni Garrett Craddock guitar extraordinaire. After much discussion the brothers decided to pursue Brian Jackson a percussive technical magician and timing expert who played in several bands such as Us of All, Healer and L.A. sensation Violate the Standard. Needing a bassist Chad tapped Jed's old bassist Josh Veals who at the time was playing with Chad in Hellephant. Josh agreed to hang out until they found a permanent replacement. Several months later Josh and Chad left Hellephant to pursue the Big Medicine full time. Needing to fill out the sound the brothers wanted to find a keyboard/multi instrumentalist. Brian Jackson had an idea and tapped the old guitarist from Seymore Goldfish Matt McKay. Arriving at their first practice with only a tenor sax and a kalimba they knew they had found the last piece of the Big Medicine.
Armed with four solid writers, a tight and intricate rhythm section and four part vocal harmonies the Big Medicine is staying true to their `70's roots. With a mix of Americana and good old rock the Big Medicine blend an elixir of sound for the soul with big rocking anthems to deep heartfelt ballads. The Big Medicine has it all.
So sit back, relax and enjoy a good dose of the Big Medicine.