Dave Jackson

Open Air Host

Since responding to a post on Facebook in 2011, Dave has been volunteering as often as possible as a substitute host on Open Air.  The depth and variety of music played on JPR have helped to influence his musical tastes for most of the last 20 years, and he now takes pride in helping bring this service to the community. 

Away from the station, Dave plays guitar and ukulele and sings in the local American roots music band, The Bear Creek Band. He and his wife Kirsten live in Eagle Point and enjoy many of the outdoor activities the State of Jefferson has to offer such as rafting, camping and cross country skiing.

“Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.” - Frank Zappa

He’s a guitar player’s guitar player and a jam band icon. He’s worked with John Scofield and Toots Maytal. Early in his career he toured with David Allen Coe and the Dicky Betts Band. He is a staple in post-Garcia Grateful Dead line-ups.