Now located in Denver, Colorado, young singer/songwriter Jacob Russo is a songsmith beyond his years. Focused on the true independence of the music, Jacob utilizes whatever he has at his disposal to learn, write, produce and perform a sound of his very own.
In February of 2011, Jacob released his first full-length CD at the age of nineteen. This CD titled, “Start Again Somewhere” was a project that, for a while, seemed incapable of ever seeing the light of day. Fortunately, patience and dedication coaxed the simple bedroom set-up and stand-alone processor into producing this eclectic work of art. Nearly every song that Jacob writes utilizes numerous and different styles; yet they always manage to uphold his very unique and distinct sound. With every part and instrument on the album completely self-written, produced and taught, it is easy to see Jacob’s multi-faceted talent when it comes to the recording aspect of things. However, put this soft-spoken individual on the live stage and prepare to see a whole other side of the music.
Almost always will the audience find this quiet, yet energetic writer by himself, smiling ear to ear as he attempts to fill the stage in his kid-sized shoes. It’s hard not to smile when the soft voice greets you with a shy “hello,” but you’ll soon be feeling for your teeth on the ground, as the jaw-dropping passion explodes out of the first song. Take note, however, as each lyric hangs in the air and brings the room together in a united wave of emotion. With no more than a guitar and harmonica, Jacob will treat you to an intimate performance, and grab your attention from the beginning to the end.
Jacob has opened for artists such as: Gregory Alan Isakov, Ellis, Justin Roth, Tim Mahoney and more. He has also been recognized in various songwriting contests throughout Colorado, and is constantly searching for new ears. It is hard to say what surprises this young songwriter has in store for the future, but keep on listening and you are sure to not be disappointed.