* Performed to induct Rush into the Canadian Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2010
* Earned his music degree from Wilfrid Laurier University
* He is particularly known for his amazing live show
Seven albums into his career, Jacob Moon has established himself as an accomplished singer and songwriter.
He is particularly known for his amazing live show, which highlights his command of the guitar. Audiences turn up to see him because they love his albums, but his performances still manage to blow them away.
Jacob grew up in Kitchener-Waterloo and earned his music degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.
His albums, including his latest release, “Maybe Sunshine,” are inspired by everything from world travel to relationships. His style fits into the roots category and, according to his official biography, “his strong rhythmic sense is complemented by a keen ear for catchy melody and lyrical depth.”
This has earned him a variety of awards; everything from Folk Artist of the Year at the VIBE awards and Toronto Independent Music Awards to the West Coast Songwriters Award for best inspirational song (“Just Like You”).
Jacob once recorded himself singing Rush’s “Subdivisions” – a video that quickly gained popularity and attention on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4vd9OVLO7Q). It was so popular, in fact, that Rush asked him to perform the song in their absence at the ceremony to induct them into the Canadian Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2010.
His performance was obviously a success, because soon after, he was asked to perform at the 2010 Rush convention and then later at the premiere screening of the Rush documentary film, “Beyond the Lighted Stage,” at the Princess Cinemas in Waterloo.
Besides regular performances in Waterloo Region, as well as Hamilton, the city he now calls home, Jacob always makes an effort to contribute to his community and a variety of charities. He has played at fundraiser concerts for organizations such as Compassion Canada, International Justice Mission, Mennonite Central Committee, Canadian Foodgrains Bank and many Christian schools across Canada.
Keep up with the latest on Jacob at www.jacobmoon.com