Pi Jacobs

Pi Jacobs

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandAmericanaRoots

LA based singer-songwriter Pi Jacobs plays what she calls an “Americana bluesy rock thing”. In addition to her smoldering vocals (ParcBench.com), and intricate guitar playing, Jacobs plays a home-made percussion stomp box, driving her “one-woman band” show to the next level of high-energy, dynamic fun.

"Hi-Rise Ranch is a masterpiece" - AXS Magazine

" She writes memorable tunes, and she sings them with a satisfying alto sweetness" – LA WEEKLY

Biography

About Pi:

Los Angeles singer-songwriter Pi Jacobs plays what she calls an “Americana bluesy rock thing,” one nonetheless edged by accents evoking her urban San Francisco childhood. Enamored of her mother’s rock- and soul-heavy music collection, she sang throughout school, picking up guitar, bass and songwriting as a teenager. She earned her GED and left high school early, then pursued music studies at the local junior college. A period of woodshedding, gigging and recording ensued, culminating in the release of Pi’s debut album. She spent two years in New York before landing in L.A., which has proven fertile creative ground and a convenient base for touring. 

About "A Little Blue"

On tour in late 2016, in the tiny town of Floyd, VA. Pi met the head of Mountain Fever Records, the premiere US bluegrass label. Mark Hodges, the president of Mountain Fever, immediately signed Pi to his new Americana label, Travianna Records. In between European and US touring last year, Pi went out to Floyd to work with Producer and multi-instrumentalist, Aaron Ramsey. The result is a true collaboration of Pi's “Americana bluesy rock thing,” and Aaron's Deep Bluegrass Roots. A truly unique album, "A Little Blue" will be released in March of 2017, it is Pi's Seventh commercial release. 


Media: 

“where singer/songwriter sounds are headed in the near term. A wild ride. 5 out of 5.” Chris Spector - Midwest Record

“Hi-Rise Ranch, is a masterpiece, this EP is packed with toe-tapping, high energy songs from start to finish. From the first notes the listener will be overwhelmed by the soulful, rootsy voice of Jacobs, the incredibly strong beat of the music, and the powerful lyrics. “ Bob Leggett, AXS.com

“Jacobs is known for her slick guitar playing and prowess as a multi-instrumentalist, but her singing is the most potent element of this collection of funky, tight, and driving roots rock.” - Geoff Geis, LARecord

“Smoldering New Tunes: The EP packs a lot of atmosphere into its brief length, and the mood lingers long after the CD has stopped playing. Really good music can do that.” ParcBench

“absolute belters” - Ian Ambrose, Maverick Magazine

“Pi Jacobs is definitely a singer with class and her songs carry real weight and melody on their own.” - Andy Snipper, Blues Matters

“[Jacobs] writes memorable tunes, and she sings them with a satisfying alto sweetness that’s free of ‘singerly’ gimmickry.” - John Payne, LA Weekly

PLACEMENTS

More than 60 placements to date; music licensed to, among others:

ABC Family (“Pretty Little Liars”), MTV, Oxygen, Nickelodeon 

Film “The Princess Of Nebraska” (Wayne Wang, 2007)

Commercials for Macy’s, San Francisco Academy of Art

Radio in Retail, Eos

Lufthansa Airlines (in-flight entertainment)


http://www.PiJacobs.com 

http://www.youtube.com/PiJacobsMusic 

http://www.facebook.com/PiJacobsMusic


Winner of LA Music Critics “Best CD, Female” Award 2015

Nominated LA Music Critics "Best Americana" Artist 2017

#1 Ranking in Reverb Nation's Los Angeles, CA. Americana Chart - January, 2018


Discography

PiJacobs (eponymous) - coming March 2017 Travianna Records

Hi-Rise Ranch 2015 TCCMusic

UrbaniCana 2013 TCCMusic

Trying to be Loved (single) 2012 TCCMusic
Fire Horse Girl 2009 TCCMusic
The Curse of the Songwriter 2007 TCCMusic
Beat Mining in Dark Places 2004 TCCMusic
Irrational 2001 FusiPumper / Atoll

Set List

Pi Jacobs performs both as a soloist, and with her band of the highest caliber musicians. 

Typical Solo shows require a PA with monitors, Vocal Mic,  a DI input for acoustic guitar,   and an Electric Guitar Mic. 

Typical Band Shows require the above, plus Drum micing, Bass Guitar DI Input, and 2 Background Singer Mics. 

Please send an email to obtain a Stage Plot and / or Rider specific to your Gig with Pi.