“Desperate Man” is the latest single from StarCity/Nine North artist Nathan Lee Jackson. The song comes from Jackson’s debut album Complicated Hearts, recorded with the help of Jeff Glixman, producer of famed ‘70s rock legends Kansas.
Hailing from Winchester, Kentucky, Jackson came of age during country music’s new wave of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. He sang hymns on the front porch with his Grandma, and was grounded in classic country by singing with central Kentucky’s jamboree bands.
Shortly after high school graduation Jackson moved to Nashville, where his hard work and writing found the ears of Glixman. Jackson was invited to make an album at Glixman and partner Jim Gentile’s StarCity Recording Company in Bethlehem, PA.
“The recording process of my album was the kind that every artist dreams about,” Jackson says. “Jeff told me up front that neither producers nor artists often get to make the album that they want to make, but we had an opportunity at StarCity to do just that.” Jackson plays piano on the recording and had a hand in writing each of the album’s 13 songs.
“We didn’t really worry about what ‘kind’ of album we wanted to make,” Jackson says. “We just wanted to make magic—the kind of album we’d still love listening to in thirty years.”