Jacob Creel Band
Jacob Creel is really great at one thing I struggle with doing; Writing songs. He writes songs like a mad man. He stays up all night many times in order to write and write and write. I was amazed at the amount of music he had. Please don’t be mistaken. These are not quick, meaningless songs. These are thought out, intricate narratives that seem to come so easily. Jacob began writing music at sixteen and is now twenty. Within those four years he was busy writing over five hundred songs. It’s just crazy. I can’t fathom it. But there he sits, quiet as can be, with five hundred songs sitting in his head. What Morgan and I came to realize with Jacob is that he doesn’t only write about himself. He loves to write about history. He seems to be very intuitive to what is happening around him and he writes about that. He is a people watcher. An observer. He is first and foremost a storyteller.
Jacob has a very Irish folk sounding style and isn’t scared to have a two minute intro. An April Song moves in a way that keeps you interested and throws you off right when you think you know where its going. Just another reason why I call him a storyteller. His songs travel more than most. They end up in a completely different place from where they started. They make you wonder how you got there. It’s a very similar to the human experience. Jacob just has found a way to blend the two