Jacob Moon has brought his unique brand of soulful folk-rock to devoted and satisfied audiences all across Canada and into the United States. He has three successful independently produced CDs to his credit, incuding the recent release,"Landing", which earned him a win for "Folk Album of the Year" at this year's Vibe Awards. He has played dozens of Chapters and Indigo stores, opened for Steve Bell on a cross-country tour, and has been featured at many folk festivals over the past three years of relentless touring, stopping at nothing to bring his music to people everywhere.
His passionate vocals and inspired lyrics are given flight by his total command of the guitar, which at times sounds like an entire orchestra, owing to his use of the JamMan, a live looping device that allows him to more fully realize his onstage ambitions as a solo artist. The opportunity to hear and experience a Jacob Moon show is not to be missed.
Fans of Jacob Moon's solo acoustic shows now have good reason to celebrate. "Landing", his third full-length CD is now available. Recorded live in May 2002 before a spellbound audience in Hamilton, this remarkable CD documents an artist at one with his fans and his craft. Intense and emotionally raw, this collection has many new Jacob Moon songs, some old ones, and re-workings of everything from old gospel to Paul Simon. Jacob is also joined on several tracks by singer -songwriter Lisa Winn and gospel choristers Marion Clarke, Juliet Clarke and Chantal Hendricks. Already hailed as the best Jacob Moon album to date, "Landing" is now available through Jacob's website at www.jacobmoon.com.
Jacob Moon has performed all across Canada, appeared on CTV, CITY, CBC and CTS, and over 40 radio stations nationwide. His song "Lights Out" won an award at the prestigious Unisong International Song Contest in Hollywood, CA. He has been reviewed in many publications and has received many critical accolades for his work:
"Every once in a while a voice just leaps out at you...and that's what happened when we heard Jacob Moon" - Shelagh Rogers, host of CBC This Morning
"...perhaps the best showcase for this local singer-songwriter, whose well-honed pop sensibilities, bright and tuneful voice and clever guitar work belie his youth. The songs are remarkably strong and graceful." - Toronto Star
"Jacob Moon is one of the finest singer-songwriters to emerge on the local music scene during the past decade. That much is abundandtly clear on listening to his new album, Landing." - The Record
"Jacob Moon's Landing is both moving and brilliant - recorded over three nights this past May at Catherine North Studios in front of a live audience - for the most part capturing one powerful voice, six deftly played strings and a dozen heartfelt songs." - VIEW magazine
"Jacob Moon is the best surprise I've had in a long time...a powerful, distinctive work by a young Canadian guitarist who blends bittersweet vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, and jazzy piano for an effect that is both sincere and sophisticated." - Dirty Linen
"Phenomenal guitarist" - Bill Stunt (CBC Radio)
"One of the best pop songcrafters working in the area today; Jacob's 3rd CD has star power!" - Hamilton Spectator
"Among the Thieves proves his rank in the realm of great Canadian musicians." - Queen's Journal
"...fine songwriting and impassioned performances...a fresh infusion of talent" - Christian Musician Magazine