Jacob Mau is a unique talent. A keen observer and astute interpreter of the world around him, he spins compelling stories of misfit people and misplaced landscapes oft overlooked by others, and ignored by history. He sings with conviction, and picks with prowess. As this year's winner of Chicago's longest-running open mic competition, hosted annually by Uncommon Ground, he is clearly a standout among the city's best singer-songwriters. Good things await this young musician.
Scott Schaefer - Label Manager, Bloodshot Records