Often performing in cathedrals by candlelight, Frank Jackson plays an interesting array of recorders and flutes in a new age ensemble led by composer and keyboardist Lydia McCauley. Born in Seattle and continuing to based out of the Pacific Northwest, McCauley combines a background in classical music with extensive research in both Celtic and Appalachian music.
McCauley's husband, Kurt Scherer, has worked with her as a co-producer on recordings such as the 2002 Beauty of the Earth, on which Jackson is featured on recorders, penny whistle, and Irish flute. Other members of McCauley's ensemble, who tour regularly in the United States and Canada, include Phil Heaven on viola and doumbek, guitarist Brian Cunningham, and percussionist Jason Darling. For the 2003 release entitled Moon of Wintertime, Jackson's contributions expanded to include both instrumental and choral arrangements.