Jakob Martin, Concert Poet

Jakob Martin, Concert Poet

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"Like Bob Dylan, Jakob Martin is a heritage artist who skillfully inhabits the musical and literary worlds..." Simeon Flick, the Troubadour

Biography

It is rare to find a gifted artist who also has the ability to captivate an audience.

Enter Jakob Martin.

Jakob has played over 500 concerts across the United States, earning praise as an up-and-coming songwriter and a reputation as a first rate entertainer.

At 25 years old, Jakob has more than 100 original songs.

A published poet and a recent finalist of A Prairie Home Companion's "Talented Twenty-Somethings" contest, which garnered him national attention.

Jakob's work has been likened to that of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and John Mayer.

Jakob has been featured in national publications and on Starz/Encore television. His music has been played on several radio stations, internet radio stations, and online podcasts.

Jakob has become a desirable live performer and has shared the stage with national artists, including Tristan Prettyman (Virgin), Tyler Hilton (of MTV and "One Tree Hill" Fame), Hellogoodbye, and others. He has headlined theaters, festivals, clubs, and listening rooms with ease.

Jakob engages audiences with music, humor, and personal stories from his life and travels. His presence is both captivating and genuine.

Jakob frequently plays universities, and has been asked back to every college he has performed at.

In a time of dramatic change in the world, Jakob Martin’s work is relevant, stimulating, witty, and emotionally stirring, and is unlike anything you will find elsewhere.

visit Jakob online at http://www.myspace.com/jakobmartinmusic

What Past Colleagues are saying about Jakob and New Nation Media:

“I was absolutely blown away…Martin's performances are driven by a sense of purpose and artistic talent that cannot be denied.”

Laura Robertson, Assistant Director of Concerts, University of San Diego

"Always easy to reach, never late, and prepared for everything. Working with [Martin] and New Nation Media is a breeze and very enjoyable…Easy to listen to and difficult to get out of your head.”

Adam Arena, AS Concert Booking, Chapman University

“I was really impressed with the professionalism. Before the event, you were good at communicating to me what you would need, cost, times, etc. The day of the event I was pleased, you were early and friendly with myself and my staff.”

Jessica Pense, Hall Director, Northern Arizona University

“Solid and Entertaining…More professional than I am used to dealing with. Very easy going and good to work with.”

Michael Harvey, Concert Booking, Santa Clara University

Discography

Untitled Project (TBA, Early 2009)

Masking the Mirror (2008) Record Album

Masking the Mirror (2008) Collection of Poems

Set List

Jakob has over 100 original songs. His typical set is between 40 and 90 minutes