“Five Minutes With” Montreal One-Man Band, Paul Jacobs

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.

Paul Jacobs


Paul Jacobs


Rock, Folk, Psych



# of Albums:

9 or so

Latest Album:

Pink Dogs on the Green Grass

Latest Single:

Hold On

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Neil Young

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:

Meagan Callen

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Early Bird

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?

Instagram | Facebook


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



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Demian is an Argentinian retired musician, avid gamer and editor for the Montréal Guardian, Toronto Guardian, Calgary Guardian and Vancouver Guardian websites.