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Biography

Jacob Green is a Blues Singer Songwriter who has been described as a modern day rambler, who brings a fresh approach to Roots Music. He's an OneManBand & Multi-String Instrumentalist, performing on Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Cigar Box Guitar, Banjo & Mandolin while simulatneously playing Stomp Box & Foot Tambourine for percussion and Harmonica for lead. Orginally from Wisconsin, Jacob has toured in 40 states in the U.S. total, averaging 140 shows a year, and now resides in the Green Mountain State of Vermont.

His love for music began at young age, at 10 years old he began playing Violin in school orchestra, then starting a punk band as a freshman in High School, and even experimented with hip hop by the time he graduated. Jacob has written original material since the young age of 12, and at the age of 21, he got his first acoustic guitar and attempted to make a living at what he was most passionate about, Music. 

He's had Musical Homes all over the country, from Northern California to Colorado, or Southern Appalachia States & of course where it all began in his home State of Wisconsin. 

 Jacob has been on a musical journey for the better part of the last decade, and he's got strong back catalog of music to show for it. 

He's also collaborated with musicians from all over the country, leading Wisconsin based bands: Jacob Green & The Grit and River Water Tribe.

And now, his Vermont based band goes simply by:

Jacob Green Band.

Jacob Green & The Grit began in 2007 in his hometown of Beloit, Wisconsin. With sounds of Electric Blues & Punk Rock undertones. They built a strong local following, but it was short lived, as the band became less active, Jacob felt the need to travel more and hone his sound.

Since the band members are all old hometown friends, to this day they will still reunite to play local festivals & shows. They originally released an E.P. in 2008, but copies now cease to exist. With original lead guitar player: David DeRoos and original drummer: Mark Wesling, together with Green they are in the process of recording their Debut Studio Album which is set to be completed by the end of 2019. 

In the late spring of 2010, Jacob Green toured solo to Colorado. There he met percussionist Tony Campbell (R.I.P.) and together they performed on the legendary Pearl Street in Boulder. The 2 then returned to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where old friend, Dom McGoy was itching to jam on his fiddle.

By August of 2010, the River Water Tribe had started, first as a trio to ultimately having numerous different band members, up to as many as a dozen different musicians being part of the group. With music being described as Bluegrass with a edge, or even Acoustic Punk. They sucessfully toured from Wisconsin to Colorado multiple times & even toured down south in the Appalachia Mountains.

They built quite a name for themselves in River West Milwaukee, released 2 E.P.s & still perform as a 4 piece band when Jacob is back in the Milwaukee area. 

Jacob has performed at Music Festivals and made Radio Appearances all over the U.S.

Music Festival Performances: 

Gratitude Fest (2012, 2013) - Gilpin, Colorado

Steel Bridge Song Fest (2012 , 2013, 2017) - Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Midwest Harvest Fest (2012, 2013) - Madison, Wisconsin

4:20 Fest (2013, 2018) - Madison, Wisconsin

MidWest Music Fest (2013) - Winona, Minnesota

Hemp Fest (2013) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hippie Hill Afteroo Fest (2013, 2017) - Christiana, Tennessee

Farm to Fermentation Fest (2014, 2015, 2016) - Santa Rosa, California

Rivertown Revival Fest (2015) - Petaluma, California

Llano Earth Art Fest (2016) - Llano, Texas

Taste of Fort Collins Fest (2016) - Fort Collins, Colorado

Dixville Notch Music Festival (2018) - Colebrook, New Hampshire

Vibe High Music Fest (2018) - Brodhead, Wisconsin

Switchback's Flynn on Fire Fest (2018, 2019) - Burlington, Vermont

MKE Punk Fest (2019) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Radio Appearances:

RiverWest Radio (2009, 2016, 2018, 2019) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

KRFC Radio (2012) - Fort Collins, Colorado

Planet Mind Radio (2012) - Nederland, Colorado

WDVX Blue Plate Special (2012, 2013) - Knoxville, Tennessee

KMSU The Maverick (2013) - Mankato, Minnesota

KOWS Community Radio (2014, 2015, 2016) - Sebastopol, California

KGGV The Bridge Radio (2014) - Guerneville, California

KZYX Mendocino Radio (2015) - Mendocino, California

High Plains Public Radio (2016) - Amarillo, Texas

KRCB North Bay Radio (2016) - Rohnert Park, California

Evolvement Radio (2017) - Newburyport, Massachussetts

KVNF Radio (2017) - Paonia, Colorado

KPTE The Point Radio (2017) - Durango, Colorado


Television Appearances:

Lake Champlain Public Access TV (2018) - Colchester, Vermont

 

Reviews:

"As far as roots, folk and blues music goes, Green does a terrific job on his own and manages to carry a lot of energy mixed with solid musicianship" - Paul White, The Reader Newspaper

“If you like to travel, if you like to get inspiration, Jacob Green’s music is the right way to get that. The national touring musician Jacob Green is no stranger to the road" - James Richard, Calling All Gigs

"This guy has been on the road for years, seeing America through the classic troubadour eyes, informing his music with the essence of the land...don’t pass up a chance to see him LIVE!" - iTunes Fan Review

Musical Highlights & Movement Involvements:

-Jacob won the People's Choice Award at Hemp Fest 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

-Jacob won the Political song Award for "The March" at Hemp Fest 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Standing Rock Movement

Helping to spread the message of what's sacred & standing up for land rights, Jacob Green wrote a song & compiled a Music Video for the Standing Rock Pipeline Protest, "Leave my soul behind"

March Against Monsanto Movement

In May of 2013, Jacob Green wrote the official song for the March Against Monsanto movement. His song "The March" was played all over the world at marches on May 23, 2013. Jacob has also performed at March Protests in Knoxville, TN(2013), Duluth, MN (late 2013), San Francisco, CA (2014), Santa Rosa, CA(2015) & Denver, CO (2016)