Singer / Songwriter
Cris Jacobs was the frontman and principal songwriter for the Baltimore-based band The Bridge from 2001-2011. After many miles logged and over 200 shows a year, he released his new solo album Dust to Gold in October. The Washington Post declared "Dust To Gold is his most complete work yet with a mix of cigar box guitar rockers, soulful pop and countrified ballads." Jacobs has toured in support of Sturgill Simpson and Steve Winwood and recently appeared on NPR's Mountain Stage as well. He also recently recorded a collaborative album with Ivan Neville (of the legendary New Orleans Neville family) titled Neville Jacobs, to be released next year. This is Cris Jacobs' Fidelity High: The Band // Music From Big Pink // Capitol Records // 1968. Cris says, "This album is a tone setter for me. It's 'Americana' (from a bunch of Canadian guys) before that was a hipster buzz word. It's got rock and roll, soul, gospel, and country without being derivative or cliche in any of them. I prefer singers with character over virtuosity, and The Band had three different guys who all could sing so soulfully, but with so much quirkiness and individuality. And the songs! We've heard it so many times now, but can you imagine when 'The Weight' first came out?? I would've freaked out to have heard that coming out of the speakers for the first time."
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