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jackman. Shane . Jackman. Shane . jackman. Born in Salt Lake City Utah. On January 27. th. 1964. Father was Dallas . Jackman. Father was teacher of wildlife survival and biology. Mother was Geraldine .

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Shane jackmanSlide2

Shane Jackman



Born in Salt Lake City Utah

On January 27


1964Father was Dallas JackmanFather was teacher of wildlife survival and biologyMother was Geraldine Rassmusen and a Dance teacherSlide3

Parents influence

From Fathers influence…

Mothers influence…

Love of the outdoors



SkiingClimbingRiver RunningBikingOutdoor team sportsLove and appreciation of the performing arts



Growing up

Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints



oldest of 9 children

Read scriptures to siblingConstantly playing guitarSlide5

Favorite artists growing up…

Dan fogelberg



Early career

Began studying fine arts

Went to Massachusetts

Played for coffee house crowds

165 concerts a year


mainstage showcase artistAmericana Top 40Number 23 on the Gavin Radio ChartSlide7

His music

Feels that music and life are


Music described as “


From the west, but not western.About people, but not folk.Christian, but not gospel.Its okay to be ordinary people with strugglesAnything great we achieve in spite of us, not because of us.Praised for lyrical ease and rich melodiesSlide8

Later career

Wanted stability for family, moved back to Utah

and recorded his album Equilibrium in 2000 with Excel Entertainment Group

Shane was named Artist of the Year by his hometown Springville Utah at the Art City Celebration in 2003

2004 Freedom Festival Parades award for Best Musical Performance.

2005 Shane recorded his album Sanctuary with Highway Records

He now lives in the Salt Lake area with his daughter


. Slide9

Song histories and listening guides

Tender Mercies

The Good Shipbuilder

What I Did On My Summer Vacation


Tender Mercies-history

Testimony of God and Christ



gratitude for the mercy the Lord grants

Sunlight streamingLords awareness and answers to prayers

Christs sacraficeSlide11

Tender mercies-listening guide

0:00 The song starts out with a simple guitar harmony.

0:16 The first verse comes in with Shane


singing about a few of the things that cause him to be amazed.


The singing stops and the cello comes in playing a simple melody, different from the main melody, and moves us into the second verse.1:12 Notice how the cello takes the lead between phrases.1:12 Notice how the cello takes the lead between phrases.2:14 The cello returns playing a counter melody.2:39 Shane sings the third verse about how the Lord is always there for him. There is no cello at this point just the simple guitar melody.3:13 Here it is just the voice and guitar, for a moment no cello, this puts an emphasis on the words “Oh how painfully” making them stand out from the rest of the verse.3:13 Here it is just the voice and guitar, for a moment no cello, this puts an emphasis on the words “Oh how painfully” making them stand out from the rest of the verse.Slide12

The Good shipbuilder-history

Ebenezer Bryce

Shipbuilder from Scotland

In Pine Valley Utah he built the oldest church still in use

That chapel will float in the rain, ride the wind, and never fall down.Slide13

The Good shipbuilder-listening guide

0:00 The song starts with simple percussion then the guitar comes in with simple harmony.

0:09 Voice comes in as a soft echo “There


go build a ship in the dessert, long way from the sea.”

1:04 This is the Chorus about the church built that will never fall down.

1:12 Dynamics increase and the electric guitar joins the original instruments, and lead us into the next verse2:03 Just the band plays for a short time, electric guitar adds a unique flavor with some slides and slurs.2:58 The guitar plays 3 notes outlining a triad then leads the rest of the band into the conclusion. Voices repeat the original echo from the beginning as well as echoing other lines from the song till it fades out.Slide14

What I Did on my summer vacation-history

Young love

Being on the road

Driving all night in the rain

Paperback adventures

Bathing in rivers

Sleeping on rocksSlide15

What I did on my summer vacation-listening guide

0:00 The song starts with a guitar and percussion intro.

0:13 The first verse starts with vocals by Shane


. The guitar and percussion continue to play harmony and keep steady rhythm.

0:46 The guitar leads into chorus and a second singer joins Shane with harmony.

1:17 The electric guitar comes in with a solo over guitar and percussion1:44 During this chorus the electric guitar underneath lends contrast to the first chorus. Shane is again joined by another vocalist singing harmony.2:15 The bridge section with a new melody is sung by Shane and second vocalistSlide16


Mans search for a safe place, a sanctuary

James went to the sea

Early pioneers came west.

Dallas built a cabin

Shane went homeSlide17

Sanctuary-listening guide

0:00 The guitar, electric guitar, and drums start the song with an intro. At the end of the phrase the guitar plays a motif that is repeated throughout the song.

0:40 The guitar leads into the second verse with the motif from the beginning.

1:02 The first chorus where Shane is joined by another vocalist singing harmony.

1:36 This chorus has more percussion then the previous verses.

1:50 A harmonica solo. The harmonica is played by Shane.

2:08 The fourth verse is joined by the Electric guitar.2:24 An electric guitar solo that is accompanied by the guitar and drums.3:02 The chorus is again sung by Shane and other vocalists only with more different harmony and some higher notes added.3:24 Another harmonica solo accompanied by the guitar and percussion.3:47 The conclusion is led out by the guitar accompanied by the percussion.