Reclining with Age
It is not incredulous to say that Greg Jacobs' CD's 'South of Muskogee Town' and 'Reclining With Age' are the best works of any Oklahoma singer/songwriter still residing in these Oklahoma hills. The soft spoken troubadour is the perfect remedy for all the bad country music you still hear on the radio, and just might remind of a time when you first loved good folk, country, and blues without having to put a category on any of it. If one must look for antecedents in Jacobs' songs, look to the loose blues feel of many Bob Dylan songs or the splendid story songs of John Prine. But Jacobs is not one to wear his influences on his sleeve. He is as original as anyone working the Americana circuit today. ' His is a personal vision that largely follows fellow Okie Woody Guthrie's premise: 'All you can do is write what you see.' With Guthrie's journalistic eye, and a feel for Oklahoma history that is unequaled among his contemporaries, Jacobs is at his best telling stories of his Sooner home.' Greg Johnson 'NO DEPRESSION' '... not only the best album of Jacobs' career, but also one of the best country/folk records of the past year' 'OKLAHOMA TODAY' '... Jacobs is a follower of the ballad, for which he knows how to find beautiful melodies...with sounds of folk, country, bluegrass, blues, and interesting subjects/topics, and an affection for his native soil.' Bernard Boyat 'Cri du Coyote' France 'Jacobs is at his best spinning historical/social commentary originals... He has a keen eye for life stories. An honest heartfelt record.' Dan Willging 'Dirty Linen' '...simply brilliant new CD by Greg Jacobs. No singer/songwriters-aficionado has the right not to buy this gem.' Dani Heyvaert 'Rootstown' Belgium.