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Jacob Banks
9:00 PM - 11:59 PM Exit In
Date: February 15, 2019 to February 15, 2019
Where: Exit In, 2208 Elliston Place, Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37203
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Concerts & Music
Ticket Price: N/A

Buoyed by the smashing success of his recent trio of EPs The Monologue, TheParadox and The Boy Who Cried Freedom Nigerian-born British singer-songwriterJacob Banks releases his eagerly awaited full album debut, Village, November 2 nd onInterscope. The 14-track disc is a sprawling, deeply immersive experience on whichBanks throaty, expressive baritone weaves its way through a mesmerizing mix ofmusical styles and textures.But whether hes riding a hip-hop groove, fiercely updating soul or jamming to neo-blues, the connective tissue throughout the album is Banks profound commitment toexploring human themes through his vibrant and insightful storytelling.Thats how I really see myself a storyteller in songs, he observes. I find so much ofthe time that musicians dont really come across as human because they only celebratea tiny fraction of what they are. With this album, Village, I tried to embrace all that Ivelived through and experienced, and that gave me the mental freedom to let go andexpress everything Im feeling, the good and the bad. And I think when you can pinpointwhats really going on inside you, those themes are universal. Were all striving for thesame things love, acceptance and an understanding of who we are.Banks spent the first 13 years of his life in his native Nigeria, where his exposure tomusic was limited to church hymns and songs from Disney films. It wasnt until hemoved with his family to Birmingham, England, that he was hit full-force by Westernmusic. Right away, I was like a kid in a candy store, he remembers. There was rock,there was hip-hop, soul and pop music. I would make up own CDs of everything I loved.I couldnt get enough of it.While studying civil engineering at Coventry University, Banks began toying with singingand songwriting, accompanying himself on the guitar with the four basic chords heknew. It was all for fun at that point, he says. But then he heard John Mayers albumContinuum, which changed everything. Theres a song on it called
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