Just Jacob is a Chicago-based musical artist, producer, and CEO of Just Jacob Ventures LLC. His debut song cycle, Indian Summer, is slated for release across 2014 with direct digital distribution through iTunes and virtually all major streaming and downloading services. Excluding credited collaboration and rare exception, Just Jacob produces every aspect of his music in house from start to finish.
Focusing on the genres of electronic music and modern rock, Indian Summer, refers to the season of the artist's birth juxtaposed with stories from Native American culture about a vital period of warmth that follows a killing frost. Each title in the song cycle is based on specific narratives from the life of the artist and the people he has met, yet also fictionalized to protect the identity of the song's primary subject. Together, the songs of Indian Summer develop different perspectives on an ancient theme of redemption as it emerges today.
For more information on the historic roots of Indian Summer, the artist recommends an article with the same name by Lumbee / Creek author, community leader, and civil rights activist, Jamie K. Oxendine, published on 21 July 2011 with Powwows.com. Shalem Chai!