Lew Jacobs is a Virginia native, growing up in Floyd, a small town perched on the Appalachian trail, well known for its Friday Night Jamboree of bluegrass bands. Lew’s early childhood influences were old-time country music that played on the family’s TV, centered in his rural county home. Lew and his siblings dressed for school while listening to Flatt & Scruggs, Porter Wagner and George Jones. By Lew’s teenage years, his taste had expanded to include the classic folk and R&B tunes of the 1970s and 80s.
Throughout high school, Lew was an active stage performer in musicals and other local clubs, while earning All American sports honors in both track and football. Awarded a full football scholarship to VA Tech, Lew excelled as a three-year starting linebacker, voted captain of the senior squad. He continued to perform acoustic gigs in local coffee houses and other social gatherings.
After graduating college, Lew began a career in healthcare. As his career progressed, Lew settled on the West coast, and with acoustic guitar in hand, he continues to perform at local venues in and around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Lew’s blend of acoustic folk and jazzy R&B melodies are joined with metaphoric lyrics of love, life and hope that feed the soul. After many years of honing his songwriting skills, Lew collaborated with renowned keyboard extraordinaire and recording artist Mike Blankenship to produce his debut album, Color Outside The Lines.
Lew hopes that his brand of dance tunes and smooth ballads inspire every listener to Color Outside The Lines in their pursuit of life, love and happiness.