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Jackie & Resa

the Piedmont Sisters - Eleanor Ellis, Jackie Merritt, Resa Gibbs and Valerie Turner

Piedmont Sisters -- Eleanor Ellis, Jackie Merritt, Resa Gibbs and Valerie Turner

Photo by Frank Matheis

Jackie & Resa, known by some as two-thirds of M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio, have over the years developed their own unique sound. Jackie the songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and Resa the arranger/vocalist, together they bring a distinctive blend of creativity to the acoustic blues community.
 

In 2010, Jackie and Resa were accepted into the Library of Congress "Americana Women: Roots Musicians - Women's Tales and Tunes" as part of the MusicBox Project collection (some of which has been catalogued in the American Folklife Center).

Jackie Merritt & Resa Gibbs Virtual Front Porch Concert

Hampton History Museum Facebook Live October 21, 2020

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2020 - Hampton Roads Veer Magazine “Lifetime Achievement” Award


2020 - Living Blues Magazine #267 “Breaking Out” (July/August) by Frank Matheis


2017 - First-round Grammy nomination for “Best Traditional Blues Album”, The Flood.