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10 Quick Ones with JACOB CADE – November 2017

According to a recent press release: “There is a new name about to burst on the rock scene, that mixes the styles of Led Zeppelin and Guns N’ Roses – and that name is Jacob Cade. “Energetic rock n’ roll with a modern twist” is how this singer/guitarist/band leader from Colorado likes to describe his music. And from late November through early December, rock fans in the northeast will be able to get a glimpse of this talented performer, as he will be opening shows for Bobaflex.”  We get Jacob to answer our 10 Quick Ones about new music, his influences, and more…

1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through?  Are there any hidden nuggets the band put in the material or that only diehard fans might find?

The latest release for us is a single called “What’s Your Problem?!” This song was written by Rachel Bolan (Skid Row) and I at his studio. This session was very “on the fly” and came together with perfect timing. The song name alone is a funny story. Basically I was telling Rachel a story and at the end I said the phrase “What’s your problem?” to emphasize the ridiculousness of the story. So happens that Rachel’s ears perked up as I said it and we proceeded to find that the phrase fit into the chorus almost seamlessly. The rest of the song is mainly just an outcome of being fed up with people at the time. Just a bit of a middle finger to all those people out there who have nothing better to do than to find a problem with you and state their opinions. And a reminder to people that it is good to be different. You never have to fit the mold of society.

2. What got you into music, and can you tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to be a musician?

I have always been fascinated with music and instruments since I was very little. Watching Michael Jackson do “Billie Jean” during on a Motown show put the idea of being an entertainer in my brain. But when I was about 8 I came across Guitar Hero at a friend’s house. The graphics and the music got me very interested in wanting to learn more about that world. So happened that my dad played a bit of guitar and loved the music I was hearing in the game. So that very night when I got home I found the first thing I saw with a guitar on it and watched it. This movie was Song Remains the Same by Led Zeppelin. As soon as I saw Jimmy Page on the screen during “Rock n Roll” I knew without a doubt that that’s what I would do for the rest of my life. Be a guitar player.

3. Who would be your main five musical influences?

At the moment and in no particular order: Slash, Bruno Mars, Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, and Ray Charles

4. If you could call in any one collaborator to do a song with, who would it be?

Either Justin Timberlake or Bruno Mars.

5. How would you describe your music to someone who’d never listened to you before?

I would describe it as a mix of the old rock n roll styles of Guns n Roses/Led Zeppelin with a modern twist and an attitude of Bruno Mars.

6. What’s the best thing about being a musician?

Being able to share music, feelings, creative ideas, encouragement, and hope to those who are willing or needing to listen.

7. When the band are all hanging out together, who cooks; who gets the drinks in; and who is first to crack out the acoustic guitars for a singalong?

When hanging out with the musicians/crew I am usually the person most eager to get to the music and jamming. My dad is much more the conversationalist and food/drinks guy. Mom is definitely the master chef among many things. This answer very well might change in the near future.

8. If you weren’t a musician, what would be your dream job?

My dream job would definitely be to play professional soccer.

9. Looking back over your career, is there a single moment or situation you feel was a misstep or you would like to have a “do over”?

I would say that I wish I would’ve taking singing a bit more seriously at a younger age and learning the right technique sooner.

10. If you could magically go back in time and be a part of the recording sessions for any one record in history, which would you choose – and what does that record mean to you?

It would be Appetite for Destruction by Guns n Roses. This record changed my entire outlook on music. The way Slash plays guitar on that record made me rethink the entire instrument. It’s the only record I know how to play front to back and still to this day I find joy playing along with. There are many more, but this is the big one.

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10 Quick Ones with JACOB CADE - November 2017

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About the Author: ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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