Pictured at Ardent Studios are (clockwise from upper left) Toni Gooch (artist’s mother), Jacqueline Nassar, producer/engineer Pete Matthews, assistant Nick Redmond and guitarist Walt Busby.Memphis, TN (September 3, 2008)–Singer, songwriter and musical prodigy Jacqueline Nassar has recorded her debut album at Ardent Studios with producer and engineer Pete Matthews, assisted by Nick Redmond.
The 17 year-old native of Clarksdale, MI has been playing guitar since the age of eight and has won numerous awards and commendations for her abilities. Nassar graduated from the Arts and Education Program at the Delta Blues Museum in 2000 as Most Outstanding Student. While with the band Blues Prodigy, she won the WC Handy Kids Foundation Award. An ambitious performer, she has opened in concert for B.B. King, Rebecca Lynn Howard and numerous others. Nassar wrote, sang, and played all of the instruments on her MySpace page.
In 2004, Nassar won the first Robert Johnson Foundation Youth Achievement Award, presented by Morgan Freeman and Robert Johnson’s grandson, Steve Johnson. At the ceremony, she was presented with a Robert Johnson L-1 guitar by the Gibson Guitar Corporation.