Influenced very young by the work of soul and blues artists, Jacob McCaslin has been advancing in all aspects of the music world. While only 21 years old, and having never taken any music lessons, he is recognized as an advanced guitarist by respectable guitar players and dubbed a gifted singer by vocal instructors. Jacob McCaslin has been composing and producing his own music for about 11 years now, and is still growing as a musician.
Jacob McCaslin truly stands out with his immense vocal range and versatility on the guitar, but his songwriting talent is really what sets him apart from every other artist. He received a songwriting scholarship from Berklee College of Music. Jacob has also been recognized for his songwriting abilities by winning KTUB’s One Song One Chance songwriting competition in 2011. Winning ‘One Song’ gave Jacob McCaslin and his band at the time, Jacob McCaslin & Roll the Credits, the opportunity to record an EP in a professional music studio. In May of 2012, the band released Walk a Mile – EP, and was limited to only 200 physical copies, which sold out fast. The EP is now available on iTunes. The Limited Edition version, which includes bonus tracks, behind the scenes footage, as well as remastered tracks, is available exclusively at jacobmccaslin.bandcamp.com.
After the success of the Walk a Mile EP and the summer tour, in which a majority of shows were primarily centered around the Seattle area, the band was able to afford their own recording equipment and began tracking songs for their future album. In addition to producing their own songs, Jacob McCaslin and Colton Stapper started Stapper Studios, a mobile recording company which focused on bring professional recording quality to local artists. As Colton engineered all the projects, Jacob mixed/mastered everything.
In the start of 2013, the band announced that the album, Cautionary Tales, was being recorded and produced and would be released soon, and a hiatus from performing shows would be initiated.
Shortly after announcing the band’s hiatus, the single, and cover of Mama’s Gun’s, ‘Get a High’ was released on YouTube and Bandcamp for free. Jacob McCaslin & Roll the Credits received an amazing response and the video grew very popular, reaching 50,000 views within the first 2 weeks of being released.
After the success of ‘Get a High,’ the band focused on recording the rest of the album. Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts, the recording of Cautionary Tales was postponed until the Summer of 2013. The album is now out exclusively at jacobmccaslin.bandcamp.com.
Jacob McCaslin currently attends Berklee College of Music and is studying Music Production & Engineering.