On Color Where You Are, Cris Jacobs cooks up a funky, groove-filled, soulful country stew. Owing as much to the psychedelia of the Grateful Dead and the Southern Rock of Little Feat as any traditional country act, Jacobs brings the best part of a jamband sensibility to his compositions. They feel organic, they breathe, they’re well-paced. Jacobs works well with his band, and together they really make the music feel alive. Jacobs stands out, though, as he plays lead guitar and sings lead vocals.
Today, Cris Jacobs releases his acclaimed new album Color Where You Are via Blue Rose Music. After years of extensive touring with diverse acts like Greensky Bluegrass and JJ Grey, as well as bigger headliners like Sturgill Simpson and Steve Winwood, Color Where You Are weaves Jacobs’ soulful, signature blend of rock and Americana with lyrics that illustrate Jacobs’ new place in life, personally and professionally.
Singer-songwriter Cris Jacobs appears on the latest episode of the No Simple Road, a podcast within the Osiris Media network. Jacobs talks about his love of the Grateful Dead, songwriting, parenthood and additional topics with the No Simple Road crew.
Cris Jacobs has cemented himself as a leading voice in the DMV music scene. After ten years as the front-man, guitarist, and vocalist of the Baltimore-based jam band The Bridge, Jacobs has continued to lead the scene in Baltimore and beyond through his solo project, Cris Jacobs Band. Jacobs's soulful voice and guitar chops have become a staple at local music festivals and concert venues. We sat down with Cris to talk with him about his upcoming album, Color Where You Are, which will be released on April 12th as he embarks on a nationwide tour. Be sure to catch the Cris Jacobs Band in Baltimore at Union Craft Brewing on April 12th and Washington, DC at Pearl Street Warehouse on April 13th!
Cris Jacobs’ music is hard to describe accurately. It is a mixture of Americana, rock, soul and folk paired with powerful lyricism and a smooth singing voice, but even that doesn’t describe the experience of listening to one of his songs. His newest album is called “Color Where You Are.”