Mixing humorous social commentary with melancholy reflection, David W. Jacobsen performs and records catchy, mostly acoustic songs that combine poetry, satire, and narrative storytelling. Entertaining without crossing the line in to novelty, his musings on social and psychological concerns have connected with people all over the world. He performs live accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and amusing his audiences with an enjoyable banter.
His new digital-only album, POTUS, is a whimsical collection of historically-oriented songs about overlooked or awful U.S. Presidents. Most lyrics are first-person fictional narratives of lesser known or monstrous occupants of the country's highest office. The music ranges from folk to rock to disco depending on the mood of the lyric and period. The album mixes history with storytelling, providing a humanized view of men who have guided America for better or worse (more often worse).
David W. Jacobsen has been writing and performing music for over fifteen years. He studied at Berklee College of Music and has both an excellent understanding of music theory as well as the good sense not to use it. He has recorded over ten albums on his Zbokth Productions label and is currently recording his next release.