MP3 Jacob Graff - West By Southwest
A conflagration of influences has led Jacob to forge his own voice primarily as a singer-songwriter. He is capable of sheer rip-snortin'', soul wrenching old school rock/blues guitar work and vulnerable, ethereal mandolin touches within the same song.
19 MP3 Songs in this album (78:18) !
Related styles: EASY LISTENING: Soft Rock, AVANT GARDE: Electro-Acoustic
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Jacob grew up gleaning life''s lessons from his experiences in places as scattered as Orange County, California (long before "the OC"), the deserts of southern Utah , and the Jersey shore, to shorten a long list. At age 18 he became "the" house studio musician for A.P.P.L.E. Productions in Westville NJ , playing all string instruments songwriters/bands requested for the completion of their projects.
Most folks, when made aware of his divergent upbringing, think him the child of a military family, but in actual fact, his parents were rather free-roaming hippie-like souls never letting their roots get too deep in any one place. This anti-establishmentarian creative mindset, the music inherently woven into the fabric of that time, and a spiritual metamorphosis in his early 20s, has deeply effected the inclination of his life.
Jacobs'' music reflects a broad and rich spectrum of influences but he claims his musical epiphany occurred via The Jimi Hendrix Experience. "When I heard Hendrix I felt as though he was dipping into some deep wellspring of eternity and pulling out a part of myself I never knew existed." From that moment on a deep fiery passion ignited in him and is clearly evident in his music.
This conflagration of influences has led him to forge his own voice primarily as a singer-songwriter. He is capable of sheer rip-snortin'', soul wrenching old school rock/blues guitar work and vulnerable, ethereal mandolin touches within the same song in a unique cohesive form.
His recent independent release "West by Southwest" has gotten airplay on 93.7 WSTW and he has been actively gigging the East coast between Batimore and New York in support of this seminal work.