Jeff Jacobs Band
The Jeff Jacobs Band has teetered between many different genres, it’s hard to say what they actually “fit in”. This is primarily due to the inspirations of main songwriter, Jeff Jacobs. “Ideas come from anywhere and from every genre. So, if you want every song to sound like the last one you heard then you picked the wrong band.” The new album “Out of The Keg” definitely stresses this point with its rock, blues, and country tones.
The band started in 2012 with San Antonio veteran musicians Jeff Jacobs and Nathan Schmidt. Together they recruited CJ Gore and Jeff Cox to finish the lineup. After two album releases and much touring, in 2018 the band played their final shows as the original lineup due to personal circumstances. Jeff Jacobs rebuilt the band from the ground up, recruiting new musicians between 2018 and 2019. Among these musicians are Frank Torres(drums), Newman Ramzel(lead guitar), Ed Lubin(Rhythm Guitar), and Jon Hernandez(Bass). Jeff Jacobs, retained the band name stating, “I’ve been asked if this means if I went solo and if I should change the band name. I think to myself that would be a dishonor to my brothers who contributed to this band. So going into 2019 and until I feel that this project is done, this will remain the Jeff Jacobs Band in tribute to them.”
Jeff Jacobs grew up in San Antonio from the age of 5. He lived in a poor neighborhood on the southwest side of town with his mother and brother. His mother struggled working two jobs and living with family. “My Mom worked hard to get my brother and I to a middle class living, and every day I try to provide the same for my family.” In his teenage years he started playing the guitar, thanks to a nudge by his older brother, and started writing songs. Being in many different genres of music such as rock, grunge, punk and metal; Jeff decided that the Texas country music scene was the place he felt at home. "Country music is about life, struggles, and family. That is where I am in my life so it just made sense to go in that direction."
"Out of the Keg" has out sold both previous albums, racked up over 250,000 streams since its release in January 2020, and has two charting singles. "The pandemic has really taken a toll on our band but our fans kept it alive with all their support." Ready to hit the road again this Fall the band will be in negotiations for their first U.S tour in 2021!