Jacob, recent winner of the Relix Jamoff, is a singer/songwriter with eclectic influences. His debut album, "Just a Tourist Here," is a thematic musical journey. Echoes of Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Jerry Garcia can definitely be heard in Jacob's songs and his voice.


Jacob, recent winner of the Relix Jamoff, is a unique singer/songwriter who jams... He uses his intelligent and well-crafted songs as the basis for improvisational adventures with his band as he plays fluidly on a Rhodes electric piano, an organ, a synthesizer and a guitar.

One can hear echoes of The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, The Beatles and the Allman Brothers in the music but in the end, Jacob is new and truly original. He is a captivating performer with a clear passion for music and art.

Jacob sees his show like a white water rafting trip... The rocks are always in the same place on the river, but the flowing water still takes you on a different trip every time...



Written By: Jacob


Heading south as far as I can drive

Past DC
The Carolines
My wagon hugs the double yellow line

Down the skin
Of Georgia’s peach
I’m tearin’ it up now through Daytona Beach

I knew I had to get away
Take a spin
I‘m leaving all my misery
And the mess I’m in
Far behind

Miami Beach
The Everglades
Takin’ US I
Until the country fades

I‘m an old man
And there’s the sea
Papa Hemingway knew all about me

There’s his house
But he’s not here
So I’m off to Sloppy Joe’s for another beer

I knew I had to get away
Take a spin
I’m leaving all my misery
And the mess I’m in

Ninety miles more to go
‘Cause I got to meet that old commie Castro
So I bought a boat and sold the car
Gotta smoke me one of Fidel’s fat cigars


Written By: Daniel My Brother

I watch you at work
See when you go
I follow you back
But I don’t let you know

I walk past your house
With a twig in my hand
I feel like a soldier
On Normandy sand

Oh I’m Lonely
Thinking of you

I call you on the phone 
Wait till you speak
Record your hello
I listen all week

I hear old love songs
Study their truths
I feel like Eichmann
In his glass booth

Oh I’m Lonely
Thinking of you

I go to the market
Hope you’ll be there
I buy you a ring
You never will wear

I lie in the sun
Dream you were mine
Feel like a shadow
Frozen in time

Oh I’m Lonely
Thinking of you


Written By: Jacob


“The four horsemen of the apocalypse rode abroad in the world, taking their toll among the fairest and best of the children of men, only because their was no bridle, no League of Nations to restrain their wild and destructive force.” - Newton Baker

“Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory.
It can no longer serve to settle disputes. It can no longer concern
the great powers alone. For a nuclear disaster, spread by wind and
water and fear, could well engulf the great and the small, the rich
and the poor, the committed and the uncommitted alike. Mankind
must put an end to war--or war will put an end to mankind.” - John F. Kennedy

United Nations jam, United Nations jam

Forty-Second Street is where they meet
The delegates arrive at JFK
They drive through Queens in their limousines
And go under the East River to start their day

United Nations jam, United Nations jam

On the FDR you can see the cars
Rolling underneath a slab of green
Below the stars that are so far
You start to wonder what the UN means...


"Just a Tourist Here"
Released November 2004

Set List

Jacob's sets are about 50 minutes because that is the norm in the showcase club scene, though they could be 2 hours as well. Jacob plays songs from the album, and other originals that haven't been released. Some covers Jacob plays include old time blues, Americana, and rock numbers like, "Don't Ease Me In," "Deep Elem Blues," "Promised Land," and "Spike Driver Blues." Jacob also covers some Beatles, Dylan, Tom Waits, and is always juggling new songs into the act.