Nashville Songwriter Asks for the Answers We All Seek. - Jacob Humber: Jesus at My Dining Room Table
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posted 17 Jul 2022 by Krister Axel
The true power of spirit lies within the human heart, and not beyond.

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A recent transplant to the thriving music scene in Nashville, Tennessee, Jacob Humber leverages his childhood as a devout, Christian believer to now ask honest questions about the human experience as he explores the idea of having Jesus himself on hand to hash it all out. This thoughtful, mental and spiritual exercise expounds the contrast between doubt and blind faith, and in doing so, reveals a poignant sense of loss and nostalgia that so often waits for us at the end of the road of our convictions.

With a beautiful performance and an airy, nuanced production aesthetic, Jacob's music splits the difference between Joseph Arthur and Peter Bradley Adams, as "Jesus at My Dining Room Table" opens up a expansive collection of earnest questions about the nature of existence itself, posed in a way that anyone can relate to. As we struggle against the inevitable concessions of life—and the conflict between destiny and personal choice—we yearn for a voice of reason and wisdom to turn to. Jacob Humber posits that perhaps the answers lie within the questions themselves as we slowly discover that the true power of spirit lies within the human heart, and not beyond.

Do I ever have in-laws
Should my kids believe in Santa Claus?
Why does California
Always seem to burn

If you were to be exploring the back hallways of an abandoned thrift store or a random antique store, you’d eventually find a partially-lit room toward the back. In that room, Jacob is sitting at a dusty piano, singing songs to himself - either his own, or perhaps those of Randy Newman or Tom Waits. Look for a new album to come out on October 13th.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist