Patrick Jacobson is a Yellowknife-based indie-rock songwriter who has spent the last two decades crafting, recording and performing original songs all across Canada. Originally hailing from Vancouver, Patrick earned his reputation as the front man of The Capitals by writing endearing, dulcet anthems with crackerjack choruses. After The Capitals quietly disbanded in 2009, he set out to establish himself as a solo artist. He started by playing acoustic shows throughout western Canada. In 2015, he released his first solo record with acclaimed producer, Winston Hauschild.
Immediately after the record's release, Patrick moved north. He first settled in the Yukon capital city of Whitehorse where he formed The Patrick Jacobson Band. Together they performed at most of the major northern music festivals including the Atlin Arts and Music Festival, Dawson City Music Festival, the Canada 150 concert in Whitehorse, the Frostbite Music Festival, the Keno City Music Festival, Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous, Thaw di Gras Spring Carnival in Dawson City, Keno Gras, and Arts in the Park (in Whitehorse and Watson Lake).
In early 2018, Jacobson headed further north and further east as he relocated to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. There, he is working on a new full-length record at Naka Productions engineered by 2-time Juno Awards nominee, Digawolf.
Reinventing oneself as a solo artist is a daunting task, but that's exactly what Patrick Jacobson set out to do after his band, The Capitals, played its final show. He knew that if he was going to go under his own name, he had to do it right. He hired acclaimed, multi-platinum record producer, Winston Hauschild to record and produce the project. He also enlisted studio veterans, Steven Drake, Adam Fink, and former Capitals bandmate Robert Watt. The resulting 5-song EP wraps up Patrick's Vancouver years which was symbolized by the image of a jet airliner leaving the city on the record cover.
The past few years have not been easy as Jacobson underwent major heart surgery in 2018 and then recovered just in time for the music industry, and in fact much of the world, to shut down under the weight of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the songwriting didn't stop and he now finds himself with a full album's worth of new material. In late January 2021, he entered Naka Productions with engineer, Jesse James Gon, better known as the 2-time Juno Awards nominee, Digawolf. The first single is expected to be released in Spring 2021 with a Summer full-length album to follow.
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