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The First Single off “Rocket Fuel Logic”

“STOMP THE GAS” 

Available on HearNow: https://themikejacobyelectrictrio.hearnow.com/

NEW ALBUM FROM THE MIKE JACOBY ELECTRIC TRIO!!

COMING JUNE 21, 2024

NOW AVAILABLE ON PLATFORMS EVERYWHERE!!!!

THE MIKE JACOBY ELECTRIC TRIO 

“THE LONG HAUL”

11 FANTASTIC NEW SONGS

HearNow (digital for streaming services EVERYWHERE!!!!!!): https://themikejacobyelectrictrio.hearnow.com/the-long-haul

BandCamp: https://themikejacobyelectrictrio.bandcamp.com/album/the-long-haul-3

Kool Kat Musik (for physical copies of the CD): https://tinyurl.com/z3wt7z9e

Random Musings from Mike Jacoby

Mike Jacoby Interview with Radio Guitar One 

Tell us the brief history of your band or musical career.

After I released my third solo record “Long Beach Calling” in 2019, I wanted to put together a band to play the songs live. I’ve played with bassist Don Read for years and it took us a little while to find a drummer. We lucked upon the great Mike Levin – it was apparent from the first time we got together that us three have a real musical connection. So I wanted them both on the new album – it came together really nicely.

What album has had the greatest impact on your life as a musician?

Here are a few:

Beatles – “Revolver”

Rolling Stones – “Exile on Main Street”

Neil Young – “Harvest”

Bob Dylan – “Highway 61 Revisited”

Springsteen – “Darkness on the Edge of Town”

Clash – “London Calling”

Lucinda Williams – “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road”

Drive By Truckers – “Decoration Day”

John Hiatt – “Bring the Family”

Todd Snider – “The Devil You Know”

Old 97s – “Fight Songs”….

Richard and Linda Thompson – “Shoot Out The Lights”

(really could go on forever with this…..too many to include)

Is there a particular song that has resonated with you for a long time?

A few examples come to mind:

Jason Isbell – “Elephant”

Lori McKenna – “Halfway Home”

Chris Stapleton – “Parachutes”

U2 – “One”

Warren Zevon – “Keep me in your heart”

(Again, this really could go on forever with this…..too many to include)

How does your latest album differ from any of your others in the past?

I brought in the trio to play with me on this album. Having a great drummer and great bassist made a huge difference – the songs and the recording are more vibrant and alive.

How are you continuing to grow musically?

I’m striving to write better songs – universal songs that connect with people. Songs that resonate and are tied into all aspects of the human condition. Good times, bad times, happiness, sadness, joy, regret, sorrow….

Tell me what your first music teacher was like. What lessons did you learn from them that you still use today?

My first guitar teacher was a man named Ted Paris (who sadly passed away about a year ago). He saw immediately that I was completely bored with learning “the notes on the high E string – the notes on the B string” and doing all those exercises in the Mel Bay guitar book. I was way more interested in chords and how chords fit together to create songs. Really, I just wanted to learn Beatles songs. So….he obliged. He realized that there was no one way of learning – and to adapt to the student.

What strengths do you have that you believe make you the musician you are?

Hopefully, the ability to learn from mistakes. I feel I’m a better songwriter, performer, engineer, producer than I was years ago…..because I can learn from mistakes.

Do you have any anxiety about performing live?

Not really. I’m pretty comfortable with performing….whether doing solo acoustic gigs or band gigs.

Describe your creative process when you write new music.

Usually, the chord pattern and melody pattern come out of jamming on the guitar – when I realize that there’s a “song” there. After that, I come up with a title and lyrics. I spend a bit of time thinking about what I’m trying to say in each particular song….and I consciously try to think outside the box….to come up with a unique twist on a concept. After that…it’s pages and pages of drafts…. And after that….I have to learn the damn thing! hahahaha

Give us some advice for new musicians just starting out in the industry.

Care about what you’re doing. Practice your art. Develop a level of confidence in your art where what people say about it doesn’t matter. Appreciate those who support you.

How do you prepare for your performances and recording work?

I try to “know my song well before I start singing” – to quote Bob Dylan.

What do you like most about your new album?

This particular batch of songs are amongst my finest work. And working with Don and Mike made each one of the songs special. I believe that there is “magic” in each of the songs. The magic that transcends and enhances the performances.

What's next for your band?

We’re working on a 5 song EP of older Mike Jacoby songs which feature the band. I’m also planning the next Mike Jacoby Electric Trio album. I have a few songs for that one already.

What are your interests outside of music?

I’ve been a distance runner for many, many years – I’ve run 3 marathons and countless half marathons and 10ks. And I'm very slow …. I don’t win any awards but I find it very relaxing.

NEW CD COMING/1 

Hey!

It's been awhile...hope everyone is well and staying safe and healthy and happy.

The Mike Jacoby Electric Trio (MJET) new CD is coming LATER THIS YEAR!!!

More announcements soon...

Yay!!

Hello April 2020 

Hi all y'all....

As we are in depths of the covid crisis, I hope all of you are staying safe and healthy. Not to mention sane...

I've posted the new video for "Long Beach Calling"  - just cruise on over to the Videos section.

Noone really knows what the immediate gig future is at this moment - except to say there are no immediate gigs. The MJ Electric Trio is scheduled for a Grand Ole Echo show on June 28th but......fingers crossed.

Other than that, hard at work on the next disc....more music.

Stay tuned,

love and kisses, mike

Into October 2019 ya'll!!!! 

Hi all!

Well, here we are in October of 2019. Check out the shows section and you'll see two new events coming up with more to be added.

The Mike Jacoby Electric Trio (MJ, Don Read on bass and Mike Levin on drums) just played stellar shows at DiPiazzas and the Pike a few weeks ago. We're up and running with another Pike Show in December. Keep watching for more show updates in the coming weeks.

AND

It looks like a new video will be coming along by Xmas - "Long Beach Calling" video is in the planning stages. Keep watching this site!!!

September 2019 

Hi all,

There are lots of upcoming shows to check out - so keep up to date and put em on your calendars - you can find them under the "Shows" section

There are some great new reviews coming in for "Long Beach Calling" - check em out at the "Reviews" section

 

Long Beach Calling - Reviews coming in!!! 

Hi all,

So the big news is that my new disc "Long Beach Calling" will be out officially on August 2, 2019. (truth be told, it's already "out" on cdbaby right now).

I'm working with promo person extraordinaire Kim Grant of KG Music Press to get the word out....and the first reviews are coming in. Cruise over to the review section and take a peek. 

There will also be some upcoming news on the radio promotion front next month...I'll keep you posted.

love, mike

Christmas 2018 

Hi all!

I want to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas....good cheer and good friends and good vibes! 

Drop a line!

love, mike

The NEW VIDEO 

Yup, I'll be shooting a video for "Hangers (A Christmas Tale)" in a few weeks. Hope to have it up and running by December 1st!!!!

Counting on ya'll to make it go viral - as the kidz say!

As if....hahahaha

Long Beach Calling!!! 

Hi all,

Well, I've been hard at work on the new CD coming your way in February 2019. It's called "Long Beach Calling" and will feature 11 brand spanking new songs!!! CD will include the title track "Long Beach Calling" an homage to the lovely town I call home; my very first Xmas Song - but not like any Xmas song you've ever heard - "Hangers (A Christmas Tale)"....as well as the usual collection of wonderful, sharp, rocking Americana tunes...

love, mike

As You Were 

Hi all!

I posted some new music on the site....errrr...new in the sense that I posted them today. The songs in question are a bunch of old favorites from various past recording sessions from approximately 1995 to 2010. You can download the song "As You Were" for free!!!

Got some summer shows lined up with more to come....

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