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BIOGRAPHY

Jah Pickney is an award winning international Dancehall Reggae artist from Canada. Born Tim Linnard, Jah Pickney showed a definite preference for reggae music from a very early age. His love for reggae music led him to study Jamaican culture and patois and he began writing his own original reggae/dancehall songs at age 11.

 

Jah Pickney has performed with and recorded with many of the world's top artists and has performed at Reggae Sumfest, the World's largest reggae festival in Montego Bay Jamaica and many other places around the world. He has been proclaimed an authentic Dancehall Reggae artist being said to "bust tunes just like a true Jamaican."

 

His debut album, Jah Love, was released on May 30, 2000, on his own label, Jah Yout Productions. Jah Yout Productions released Jah Pickney's second album, From the Heart, on January 22, 2002. This 16 track project features Mark "Tansoback" Mohr of Christafari on the Intro and Stitchie, who joins Jah Pickney on Look To God. In 2003 this album received two nominations in the 3rd Annual Hopeton Lewis Caribbean Gospel Music Awards.

 

The award winning third album Ghetto Redemption was released July 26, 2005.  This album earned Jah Pickney 4 award nominations and won a Marlin Award for International Caribbean Recording of the Year in 2006. Guest artists include Dunamis and Prodigal Son.

 

In 2009 Tim was married to Marie-Eve, his backup singer/dancer. Since then Jah Pickney has included his beautiful bride in his music and live performances to a greater degree including some duet tracks such as the hit single "Virtuous." This combination of female singer and male deejay has been well received and adds a wonderful dimension to Jah Pickney's music - an element that was explored more on Jah Pickney's fourth studio album "Regenerated".  

Regenerated was released August 19th, 2014 and earned 2 nominations in the Marlin Awards from Nassau Bahamas.  It won for International Caribbean Album of the Year and features guest appearances and collaborations by Christafari, Avion Blackman and Marie-Eve.

2019 saw the release of the 5 song EP entitled "Sound System," a collection of songs with an emphasis on a heavy roots reggae and dub sounds with elements of dancehal.  The EP also includes another duet with Marie-Eve.

Tim has been blessed with a growing family including his Wife Marie-Eve and 3 children, Caleb, Valerie and Jacob. He runs and operates Bashment Sound Recording Studios where he produces his own music in addition to working with other artists.  He also is the owner and DJ (selector) of Bashment Sound System, an event DJ service.

According to Jah Pickney, "Reggae music is one of the most influential means of communicating to the masses in Jamaica and around the world, as this genre of music is becoming more popular." Jah Pickney wants to communicate true faith, morality and the gospel through a genre that has been largely used by many artists to convey messages of cults, drugs, sex and violence.