A fixture on the Twin Cities music scene for nearly a decade, Darren Jackson made an abrupt exit in the fall of 2010, returning to his tiny hometown of Bison, South Dakota, and reinventing himself as a K-12 music teacher. He left behind a failed marriage, a shuttered recording studio, and arguably the most impressive oeuvre of any Minnesota musician in the 2000s. A chameleonic performer and songwriter, Jackson had proved compelling as both a velvety crooner with an unerring ear for hot licks in power-pop Picked to Click winners the Hopefuls and a macabre master of unsettling yet oddly mesmerizing... More >>>