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Pi Jacobs


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Rock

Status:

Most recent release, Hi-Rise Ranch (ep, 2015)

See also:

Pi Jacobs' site

Pi Jacobs' facebook page

Comparisons:

Dar Williams, Joan Osborne

Covers/own material:

Own, occasional covers

General comments:

Pi Jacobs makes thoughtful and expressive music. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Hi-Rise Ranch is the first we've heard

Recordings:

  • Irrational (2001)
  • Beat Mining in Dark Places (2004)
  • The Curse of the Songwriter (2007)
  • First Horse Girl (2009)
  • Urbanicana (2013)
  • Hi-Rise Ranch (ep, 2015)

Hi-Rise Ranch EP

Release info:

2015

Availability:

See Pi Jacobs' site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Pi Jacobs—vocals, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, bass

Guest artists:

Kei Pritchard—backing vocals
Rita Soultanian—backing vocals
Peter Adams—keyboards
Eugene Toale—keyboards
Jaime Bishop—bass
Fredo Ortiz—drums

Produced by:

Eugene Toale

Comments:

Pi Jacobs has a gorgeous voice, and uses it well on this short, but intense record. "Starting Now" deals with the women who were captured by Ariel Castro, and offers an empathic hope that they can recover from the ordeal. It's an upbeat song with a hopeful tone. "Icy Road" is an appealing song with a positive message about perseverance, and Jacobs sings beautifully. The cover of Led Zeppelin's "Babe, I'm gonna leave you" is done with a soulful vibe, and puts the emphasis on Jacob's lovely vocals, and she harmonizes effectively with her backing singers. It's a fabulous record. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.

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