“Jacob’s songwriting has a chilled-out, earthy vibe that you can’t help but tap your foot to.”
— Calum Graham
With small town roots and a big city energy, Jacob Rose is a singer-songwriter on the border of Indie Folk and Rock. Influenced by Jack Johnson and Amos Lee, he has carved out a unique space for his distinct lyrics and acoustic sound. With a hopeful melancholy, he explores themes of the Everyday, Philosophy and Empathy, and weaves them into a contemplative auditory garment.
Canadian Jacob Rose has performed all across Canada, as well as in Thailand, Catalonia Spain and Austria. Based out of St. Stephen NB, this singer-songwriter draws inspiration from many genres, including rock, hip-hop, folk and pop.
He's had over a decade of songwriting and performance experience from church functions and family gatherings, to open mic nights, folk clubs, house concerts and festivals. With every show, Jacob learns a little bit more and, like a fine wine, he gets better with age. This multi-instrumentalist plays the acoustic guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, percussion; and if you don't think too hard he can fake his way around a drum kit.
In 2015, Jacob Rose recorded his first E.P. titled Last Another Day at Lake Studios in Kelowna, British Columbia. The song, “Marco Polo”, was a runner-up in both the Roots/Folk and Country categories at the 2016 YYC Music Awards in Calgary. In 2016, Rose released The Bare Bone Sessions, a home studio project that almost burned a house down, and a single "Staring at the Light": a reflective song about appreciating the people and environment that surrounds you.
Jacob Rose has had the privilege of supporting Leeroy Stagger, Andrew Smith, Hayden Wiebe, The Silkstones, Jesse Shire of Rosalind, Zachari Smith and many others on stage. In September 2018, Rose supported Sam Roberts Band at the Big Rock Barn Burner.