A Passage Containing Distinct Material Or Introducing A New Subject — Album Two. Complete.

We’re happy to tell you we’ve just finished mixing album number two. There’s a lot to say about it but for now we’ll leave it there. Best to do that sometimes. Arrangements are being made for the release. New music in 2015. Promise.


18, November 2014


You Be Wind, I’ll Be The Deep Sound…

We’re still working. Getting close to being able to share something with you. Standby…


2, March 2014


Make Me Proud, I’m Your Man

Some things are happening. Together and apart. One watching the sun come up on the water and the other watching it disappear over it.  Bi-coastal lifestyle, if your interested in believing in the glamorous words of western excess. Needless to say it happened.  And all those things previously discussed are (seemingly) coming to fruition too. Not the way we imagined, but when life unfolds perfectly is usually void of anything interesting anyway. You know.  So yes, lots of driving for a feeling, arriving, then driving again.  But in short, new music is being made. Sounding good, sounding loud (at times), sounding like evolution, sounding like it’s actually fun again. More soon. But for now, preview a chopped up “Animal” :

"Animal" preview

A video posted by John Heart Jackie (@johnheartjackie) on

9, October 2013

The Great Remembering

Friends, it’s will great excitement that we announce the release of Jennie’s first solo album, The Great Remembering. Jennie’s been working on this thing for many years. Before this band was even formed in fact. You can purchase it at all the normal spots: iTunes, Bandcamp and if you want to order it on vinyl email and we’ll send you one!


6 August 2013

I Didn’t Want To Freeze

hi.  guess we’ve been pretty quiet here on the internet, but in real life we’ve been keeping ourselves more than occupied with numerous things that include but are not limited to: recording solo albums, engineering/producing others, gallivanting through foreign lands, falling in ‘like’, shaping the minds of future generations, talking friends off the ledge, talking other friends to it and trying to see what this whole thing is like without any future plans to cling to. maybe we’ll have something to share soon but if not don’t worry. xo

19 December 2012


We’ve gone into hibernation. The idea is to emerge with a new album in tow. Wish us luck. See you on the other side.

27 September 2012

Summer Tour Dates

We’ve been diligently working away in our new studio but we’ll take a break at the end of July to head east for a few shows. Including a few dates supporting our friends Blind Pilot. Hope to see you out there.

July 19, 2012 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall
July 21, 2012 – Brooklyn, NY – Spindle Room
July 22, 2012 – Washington, DC – The Velvet Lounge
July 23, 2012 – Philadelphia, PA – Silk City
July 24, 2012 – Pittsburgh, PA – Shadow Lounge
July 25, 2012 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House #
July 26, 2012 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre #
July 27, 2012 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall #
July 30, 2012 – Buffalo, NY – Tralf Music Hall #
August 4, 2012 – Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theater *
August 7, 2012 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
#with Blind Pilot
*with Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside

15 July 2012

Home Now. To Make A New Record.

Thanks to everyone who came and saw us out there. You helped remind us how fun the duet really is. We’ve settled in at home and are furiously working away on a new album. Can’t make any promises but hopefully we’ll have it done before year’s end. Until then take good care.
xo, Jennie + Peter

PS- you can look at some tour photos here.

25 April 2012

Working Titles by Damien Jurado

Upon first listen of Damien Jurado‘s new album Maraqopa we were so moved by the song “Working Titles” that we  worked out our own rendition. A few days later Ben Moon shot this video of us singing it at the studio of Greg Hennes and Antler & Co. in Portland.

25 March 2012
February/March 2012 Tour Dates

Our first tour of 2012 will be here soon. Dates are listed below + a few more will be added. We’ll play some with an awesome new 5-piece band and others just as a duo (like the olden days). Hope you can come say hello.

February 17, 2012 – San Francisco, CA – Viracocha*
February 18, 2012 – Big Sur, CA – Fernwood Resort*
February 23, 2012 – Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theater*
February 29, 2012 – Nampa, ID – Flying M Coffee Garage^
March 1, 2012 – Provo, UT – Velour Live^
March 2, 2012 – Denver, CO – The Walnut Room^
March 3, 2012 – Colorado Springs, CO – Fuel Friends House Show^
March 5, 2012 – Las Vegas – House Show^
March 6, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Silverlake Lounge^
March 14, 2012 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios*
…with additional shows to be added.

*with band
^jennie + peter duo

3 February 2012

New Song, “Mary Anne”

While we were passing through San Francisco we sang a new song, “Mary Anne” in a piano gallery. Pete Lee from Enter The Hero filmed it.

15 January 2012

When You Were Mine, A Prince Cover

So we decided to record the Prince song “When You Were Mine.” Which originally appeared on his 1980 album Dirty Mind.  It was recorded in Portland with the help of our ridiculously talented friend Justin Harris. You can download “When You Were Mine” for FREE from our bandcamp page below.

Our version of “When You Were Mine” was also featured as Cut Of The Day here.

13 October 2011


Habitat House Video.

Our dear friends at the Habitat House in San Diego shot this video of us singing our song “Nevada City” when we were there in June.  We’ve been missing that place since we left.


New Video “We Will Be Wild”

We have the best friends…Ben Moon shot this video of us singing our new song “We Will Be Wild” with Luke Ydstie + Kati Claborn of Blind Pilot. As Jerm would say, “Yahoo Wagon!”


“Siren Song” : New Song, FREE Download

On our last tour we wrote this song, called Siren Song, in a park in San Diego, CA before our show.  Once we got home we recorded it (in our bathroom) and had our dear friend Luke Ydstie (of Blind Pilot) play the upright bass.   You can download for free below or CLICK HERE!


Invisible Children “25” – April 25

We’re honored and humbled to be part of Invisible Children‘s “25” event. They are an amazing organization that works tirelesslly to help-war effected children in Africa and on April 25 will host 18 concerts in 18 cities across the US to end 25 hours of silence in solidarity with African child soldiers. Complete info is available here and in the video below, please join us!


A Search For Sunshine (Coming Soon) + Photographical Adventures (Here Now)

Seriously, we’re over this whole NW rainy winter thing.  But come May we’ll go on tour in search of sunshine.  We’ll be visiting lots of new places & coming back to some beloved ole’ favorites. Some dates are posted on the SHOWS PAGE and more are coming soon.

We’ve also decided to start a TUMBLR page to document our photographical adventures.
check it out here:


Tour’s Gone. New Song. See You Soon.

Tour was fun. All sickness aside we had a blast. thanks to all our old friends who came out and all the new friends we made.  We’ll be back soon. Hopefully Late Spring Early Summer.

While sitting in a park in San Diego, shirts off (except Jennie) we wrote this song. Not sure what it’s called yet but we sang it a few times and recorded this video in the basement of University of Washington’s Rainy Dawg Radio.


February West Coast Tour

We’re getting ready. West coast tour begins Feb 12. dates are below. please come say hi.

February 12, 2011 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Women’s Club w/ The Tree Ring (Record Release)
February 13, 2011 – Redlands, CA – University of Redlands
February 14, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe
February 15, 2011 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Steynberg Gallery
February 16, 2011 – San Francisco, CA – Hotel Utah
February 18, 2011 – Cottage Grove, OR – Axe & Fiddle
February 19, 2011 – Seattle, WA – University of Washington, Rainy Dawg Radio
February 20, 2011 – Seattle, WA – The Sunset
March 12, 2011 – Portland, OR – Savoy Tavern with Toren “TV” Volkmannnn
May 25, 2011 – Portland, OR – Holocene with Allo Darlin’


New Song. New Video by Ben Moon

Here’s a new song. It’s called “Nevada City.”  Video was shot by our friend Ben Moon.

John Heart Jackie – Nevada City from Ben Moon on Vimeo.


NPR Song Of The Day

“You’ve Been On My Mind” is  NPR Song Of The Day.  Quite exciting for little ole’ us.  Click below to read the story.


The End of Two Thousand Ten

Our final two shows of 2010 are listed below. After that we’ll spend some time reading, writing, singing, listening, loving and living. And in 2011 we’ll find new songs, new records, new friends and  new places. see you out there.

December 9, 2010 – Seattle, WA – The Comet
December 13, 2010 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios


Shows in October

So we’re playing some shows in October…including two shows in California with our friends Blind Pilot (yes!), a show in Portland with Icelandic band Seabear (cool.) and Jennie’s playing with our friend Kele Goodwin for his record release show.  See you out there.

October 15, 2010 – Caspar, CA – Caspar Inn with Blind Pilot
October 16, 2010 – Arcata, CA – Jambalaya with Blind Pilot
October 21, 2010 – Portland, OR – The Woods (Jennie Solo) with Kele Goodwin
October 23, 2010 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios with Seabear
November 5, 2010 – Portland, OR – The Woods with The Lower 48 & And And And
November 10, 2010 – Seattle, WA – High Dive with Kaylee Cole


Home From Tour

we’re home from tour.  we lost a car.  but gained a band member. or two. it was pretty good. thanks for coming out. we love you.


New Record, We Are Gold Mounds, Out Now!

Folks, the new record is out now on iTunes!  Buy up. please.

Tour is upon us. get out there. ok.

August 7, 2010 – San Francisco, CA – Hotel Utah
August 11, 2010 – Placerville, CA – Cozmic Cafe
August 12, 2010 – Davis, CA – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
August 13, 2010 – Monterey, CA – Jose’s Lounge Underground
August 14, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo Curio
August 15, 2010 – San Diego, CA – The Maple/Montclair House
August 16, 2010 – Fresno, CA – Veni Vedi Vici
August 18, 2010 – Cottage Grove, OR – Axe & Fiddle
August 20, 2010 – Portland, OR – The Woods [Record Release Show]
August 22, 2010 – Seattle, WA – The Sunset Tavern


The new album is done. It’s called We Are Gold Mounds. It was recorded at a winery in Dundee, Oregon and at home in Portland, Oregon. Some amazing friends played on this record. Thank you to all of them. It’s going to be out in August, on our own record label, in time for a tour of the west coast. Check out the music page to listen. We can’t get enough of these songs. Here’s the record cover which was shot by Ben Moon.


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