David W. Jacobsen
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David W. Jacobsen

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter

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Music

The best kept secret in music

Press


"Footprints will leave listeners dazed and confused, happy and sad, laughing and crying all at the same time. With influences ranging from Bob Dylan to The Cure, Jacobsen's sound lies along the acoustic-folk genre, with a few songs featuring keyboards and synth."

http://davidwj.com/EOUFootprints.html - — Onofre Ramiscal, Eastern Oregon University Voice


"He has a distinct vision on everyday events and knows to translate these into songs ... a first class songwriter! He sometimes reminded me of Morrissey or The Tragically Hip when I listened to his choice of words and phrases. And that is definitely a compliment."

http://www.dogmatik.be/ - — DogMatik


"Cubicles is a smart, comical and angry look at life in the aforementioned work space. A cross between Dilbert and Office Space, it takes on the doldrums and sheer meaningless world of modern office workers." - — Stefan Stanza, Queens College Knight News


"Footprints is a comical odyssey through life, love, work and obsession executed through bare bones acoustic and lighthearted pop."

http://independent.gmnews.com/news/2006/0111/Front_Page/042.html - — Tom Caiazza, Aberdeen Independent


"Experiencing David W. Jacobsen is not the usual relationship between a listener and an entertainer ... Jacobsen's practiced introspection has produced a world view that is uniquely his, but one in which we see glimpses of ourselves."

http://davidwj.com/room.html - — Ian Whitaker, The Review of Original Music


"He conveys deep emotions through his intelligent, clever lyrics; if you have a soul, you can't help but connect with the loneliness and isolation of his music. It makes you feel just a little bit less alone."

http://davidwj.com/fordham.html - — Kate Ricciarelli, Fordham University Ram


"He just needs to keep writing good songs filled with all the humor and tragedy of life."

http://davidwj.com/dailyrecord.html - — Robert Hicks, Daily Record


"Anyone who spends 40 hours a week in office purgatory will relate to the lyrics of the first eight songs of this CD."

http://davidwj.com/AuralFixCubicle.html - — Kathy Fleischmann, Long Island Aural Fix


"Cubicle in the Sky" captures the essence of a crappy job that pays you just enough to make it difficult to leave ... Jacobsen uses humor to deliver his keen, often biting observations."

http://davidwj.com/stylus.html - — Broose Tulloch, University of Winnipeg Stylus


"A performance by Mr. Jacobsen can feature a little bit of everything. You can tell from listening to Footprints, which runs the gamut from sarcasm to Shakespeare, that he likes to mix things up."

http://davidwj.com/TimeOffFootprints.html - — Susan Van Dongen, Time Off/Princeton Packet


Discography

Footprints (2005)
Cubicle Wonderland (2002)
The Chasm (2001)
Fairmount Stones (2000)

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Bio

David W. Jacobsen performs and records a diverse range of music. His lyrics include humorous stories and anecdotes as well as serious commentary and musings on social and psychological concerns. He performs live accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and entertaining his audiences with an amusing banter.

His recent albums start in the acoustic songwriting genre, but branch out to include synth driven pop, guitar heavy rock, and difficult to classify experimentation. His newest album, Footprints, deals with obsession and mortality through both humorous and melancholy, acoustic songwriting. His previous album, Cubicle Wonderland, contained Dilbert inspired songs about office life as well as serious songs about finding meaning in your day to day life.

David W. Jacobsen has been writing and performing music for over fifteen years. He studied at Berklee College of Music and has both an excellent understanding of music theory as well as the good sense not to use it. His album Footprints was voted the top 10th album of 2005 by Upstage Magazine. His song "Christmas in Jersey City" received an honor award in the Great American Song Contest. He has recorded over ten albums on his Zbokth Productions label and is currently recording his next release.