Influences: Jon Foreman, MuteMath, Needtobreathe, Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Hammock, James Vincent McMorrow, Ben Howard, Local Natives, Young the Giant, Two Door Cinema Club, Jars of Clay, Switchfoot, This Beautiful Republic, Matthew and the Atlas, Death Cab for Cutie, Coldplay, Josh Garrels, Sleeping at Last, Liz Frencham, and a little of every genre really.
I'm Jacob. I sing stories and ask questions. I have a simple songwriting philosophy: "Find your vulnerability."
=== What's New in 2021 ===
Where to start? 2020 probably needs no further explanation. However, some personal things also happened. I was able to finish and release a FAWM song that I recorded in Nashville two years ago called "Wanderer" which I released in August. That was good. Not long after, the crazy wildfires up here in the PNW caused my family to be displaced and I've been living in temporary housing since October. Somehow during all of that, I started a new job doing web design which has definitely been challenging while looking for housing and figuring things out.
All that being said, we've been blessed with good health during this crazy pandemic. I'm not sure how much I'll be able to participate in FAWM this year because it's pretty hard to drag all my recording gear around while bouncing around temporary housing. But I'm hoping to be able to listen to all y'alls amazing new songs.
Hopefully I'll be able to do a few songs, maybe some acoustic iPhone recordings or something.
=== My FAWM-OSOPHY ===
+ FAWM is my favorite time of year. I love my FAWM family. I'm looking forward to hearing your new music and sharing my own. I appreciate all feedback.
+ If you like my music, please follow me on your preferred social media platform. I love making connections with the Fawmily.
+ 2021 FAWM GOAL: See what happens.
As always: Much love. Let's rock!
Hey Jacob. A quiet FAWM for you. I’ve missed listening to your tracks. I hope everything is ok with you.
Thanks for your comment on "Low Expectations" - the music is now posted for listening!
I hope we hear more from you!
Jacob, should we do a co-write to move you off of 1?
Hi and thanks for your kind comments on "Suzanne." So nice to "see" you here again!
Thank's for understanding. You're right, this time is crazy bussy:) You too man, keep up the good work you're doing, and have nice FAWM(:
Hi Jacob! Sorry, I've been terrible at getting back to messages in a timely manner. Thanks for the note on my soundboard. I hope all is ok with you, and hope you're having a good FAWM experience so far.
Hey man, thanks for the suggestion, I'm honoured:)
I have to turn it down though. I frankly don't have the capacity to colaborate with others this time, hope that's OK. I hope you have a good FAWM further though;)
Hi Jacob. Thanks for stopping by and checking out Deeper and Deeper. I really appreciate the review. Glad you like it.
Thank you so much for you kind words on "Broken Pipeline", really appreciated:)
Same! I grew up listening to ALL of your influences. Good stuff. Always look forward to your feedback. FAWM 2021, woo!
Hey there! Happy FAWM! How’s Bend these days? I was down there a couple summers ago (in the Before Times) and I’ve been really missing it 😀 hope you’re well!
Hi there, Jacob! Wishing you a great FAWM, the best so far! Stay safe!
Thanks! You might like the weird experimental synthpop album I did last year... https://anecdata.bandcamp.com/album/battle-thru-time
Thanks so much for your kind comment on my song. Your first song is AMAZING wow. I hope you're able to continue with more songs throughout the month, looking forward to hearing your music. 😀
Hi Jacob - you're very welcome. It was such a good FAWM opener.
And Scotland? It's a good place to live. Glad you got some time to come visit. Hopefully we'll be open for business again in the not toooooo distant future.
Thanks for the comment. The chords are borrowed from Purple Rain, moved around and added to. Karl
Hey man, yes I’m back and am up and running; despite my DAW computer dying on me again yesterday. I’m not going to sweat it and am going simple iPhone recordings this year.
Can’t wait to hear your output
Jacob, thanks for the welcome. I don’t know how much I will be around. Life priorities. But I do have a sweet new to me Gretsch 5410t ‘rat rod’!
hey bro! good to see you!
So glad to see you back 🙂
Howdy Jacob. Have a good one
Great to see you back here. Looking forward to your output! Happy FAWMing!
Hey Jacob! Hope you have an awesome FAWM!
Hey thanks for your message. Happy FAWMing right back atcha!! 😀
Good to see you back neighbor! 😀 Have a great FAWM!
Hey man, kind of you to check in. Have a great FAWM yourself!
welcome back... crazy year for so many of us- glad you're in one piece, tho sounds like its been challenging and all. Hope you get to do even simple iphone demos (i'm sure you'll sound great regardless!)
Just your guitar and your voice are enough, Jacob! Hope you're able to put out some songs this FAWM!
Oh my goodness! I just read your updated bio. That is tough for sure! I’m glad that you have family. I’m sending positive thoughts your way!
Hi! You are here! I’ll be listening, for sure. Best wishes to you, of course.
Hello sir! It's here. Let's do this!
Hi Jacob! I absolutely can't wait to hear what you create this year. Happy FAWMing 😀
Jacob! You back for another year?! I hope so.
Hey jacob. So glad to see ya. Happy FAWM eve
Hey there Jacob - hope you are back this year! 😀
Hey Jacob! Just 1 week till FAWM!
With all the turmoil since last FAWM, & especially since November, it's hard to feel quite as amped up about it.
"Unnecessary creation" just feels a little less necessary than usual.
But...the artists (music & video creators, especially) are arguably the most influential modern-day philosophers, & every minute/hour/day/week/month/year we spend honing our craft is a minute/hour/day/week/month/year invested in contribution to culture, no matter how small our circle of influence.
Hope you have a great Feb./FAWM, no matter how you spend it.
Hi Jacob!! I hope you're in for 2021! I look forward to hearing your art this FAWM!!
Hoping to find you back here for 2021! IIRC, you are in my home turf (Fort Worth environs). Hope you and yours are well.