Since arriving in Montreal years ago, Paul Jacobs has cemented a growing reputation as one of the city’s truly prolific artists. From deep emotional melodies to freak-out jams, folk-pop ballads to synth-laced rock and roll epics, along with his hand-drawn artwork and animated music videos, Jacobs truly creates a world of his own. His sound includes the hooks and rhythms you’d expect from classic rock legends i.e. The Byrds, Fleetwood Mac, and Neil Young while staying true to his unconventional personal style of composition and production you’d find with artists like Arthur Russel, Kurt Vile and Daniel Johnston. Combining his passion for art and music, modern renaissance man Paul Jacobs pushes through boundaries creating timeless recordings.
Rock, Folk, Psych
# of Albums:
9 or so
Pink Dogs on the Green Grass
Favourite musician growing up:
Favourite musician now:
Guilty pleasure song:
I don’t feel guilty about what I enjoy
Live show ritual:
Drink a beer or two
Favourite local musician:
EP or LP?
Early bird or night owl?
Road or studio?
These days, the road, but before Covid, I liked recording at home more
Any shows or albums coming up?
Touring with Micheal Imperioli’s band Zopa for a few dates in the USA this August!
Where can we follow you?
Rapid Fire Montréal Qs
Favourite local restaurant:
Bombay Spice, at the moment
Favourite street in your city:
Bellechasse because its smooth for skating and has a bike path
Favourite park in your city:
Pare Marquette because it has a skatepark, Baseball diamond and it’s across the street from me
Favourite music venue in your city:
I’ll say lesco because I played there a lot back in the day and they’re still at it
Favourite music store in your city:
For equipment, maybe Steves because they have a big drum selection or Drum Bazar. For vinyl, I don’t shop much but I like the artwork done for 180g Cafe – Disquaire