Aspen Jacobsen

About Aspen

Age: 13

Education/grade: 9th

School: International Academy – West campus

Interested in music since the age of: When I was about 6 or 7 years old when I took piano lesson and performed in my first musical, but it wasn’t until I was 10 years old when I started playing the guitar

What kind of music: I like lots of different types of music, especially Folk, Pop, Delta Blues, Country

Why: I like Folk music because that’s the style of music I like to write, I’m influenced by Pop because of my age, I like Delta Blues because I think my voice lends itself to that style and I like country music for the lyrics.

Are you in a band: Yes, my band’s name is Red Couch and we are a rock band
How many songs do you know/play: Lots, but when I’m playing solo, I have about 30 songs I like to perform

How many original songs have you written: About 10

Where do you sing: Music Festivals, The Proving Grounds Coffee Shop, I’ve opened for bands at venues like Trinity House and the SHAC

Do you play an instrument: Yes

How many: 6

What kind: Guitar, Mandolin, ukulele, Slide Guitar, keyboard and learning fiddle

Do you compose music: Yes

Other interests: Reading, theatre, dancing, backpacking

Any pets: I wish ☹

What’s coming up in next 6 months: I will be releasing my debut CD in October 2018, I’m playing at two music festivals this fall and at the Veterans for Peace John Lennon Birthday Concert at The Ark in Ann Arbor and in a few weeks my band will be playing at the Milford Skatepark Fundraiser and I get to play/sing alongside Vinnie Dombroski of Sponge

In the next 5 years I plan to: Start College and tour the country in my yellow mini camper and sharing my music

Any special thoughts: Music means so much to me. It brings people together and I feel that music can heal the world