Miles Jacob

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  • Miles Jacob

    This show was on Jan 9th, 2014 | 30 people watched
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    • Jan 10
    • Jan 10
      It was awesome!
    • Jan 11
      Loved Miles Jacob's live webcast, and I look forward to the next one. Keep it up, Miles, and keep us non-Facebook types in the "LOOP".
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Bio

Humming songs before he could walk and trained as a classical violinist from the age of 5, Miles Jacob has spent his lifetime with a tune on his lips, a bow in one hand and a fiddle in the other. An insatiable musical curiosity led Miles to branch out from classical music into other genres, exploring folk and jazz styles before falling squarely in love with rock and electric music.

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Humming songs before he could walk and trained as a classical violinist from the age of 5, Miles Jacob has spent his lifetime with a tune on his lips, a bow in one hand and a fiddle in the other. An insatiable musical curiosity led Miles to branch out from classical music into other genres, exploring folk and jazz styles before falling squarely in love with rock and electric music.

After commissioning a custom-designed 6-string instrument and collecting a dizzying array of loopers and effects pedals, Miles has devoted himself to crafting poignant, infectious, highly personal songs that have riveted audiences across the nation. While his ready smile and personable nature regularly charm his listeners, Miles' dark soundscapes and self-deprecating lyrical moral ambiguity reflect the unsettled spirit seeking satisfaction in an imperfect world.

Though newcomers to Miles Jacob's music are inevitably intrigued by his unusual violin and army of foot switches, it is ultimately his voice that ends up capturing audiences' hearts. Miles “really knows how to use his voice—and when to abuse it,” exclaimed one singing teacher after hearing a recent set in New York City. Wearing the influence of his musical heroes on his sleeve, listeners regularly compare Miles' voice to that of Thom Yorke, Jeff Buckley, and Marcus Mumford, but with an element of harshness reflecting his love of rock and roll outfits like the White Stripes, the Black Keys, and Jimi Hendrix.

After flooring audiences in some of the country's hottest music centers, from San Francisco (where one music booker wrote, “Miles does amazing things: he's a modern one-man band playing modern music with his custom 6-string violin”), to New Orleans (“This was perhaps the most amazing performance that my ears have ever taken part in,” exclaimed a thrilled venue owner), Miles has taken up residence in New York City, playing in the city's top small venues, where many of his singer-songwriting predecessors got their starts. It seems inevitable that this captivating, ambitious new talent will find success in a city that thrives on individuality and uniqueness.

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