We had the good fortune of connecting with Jacob Joseph Young and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jacob Joseph, what do you want people to remember about you?
I would like to be remembered as one who has not only placed roots in many artistic endeavors but also kept true to self in the preservation of originality. 

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
The art I work on most of the time comes in musical form wether it’s jumping into the psychedelic folk rock form with my band “Dead Hearts Club” or being able to rock the mic and transform my voice with my other project “Dragonfly and Mantis”. There are times I have been able continue to work on my own solo sounds that consist of either a more stripped down country sound to an experimental electronic wave.I have also found myself fortunate enough to be able to have the experience of acting in a few independent films. I would say the thing that makes me stand out the most would be my age and energy, I don’t disguise the fact I am not a young man anymore but I do value the energy I still do have and the place I am in life at this moment.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Ive got three spots in mind I would have to take my guest too, one would be the Huss uptown taproom the second would be Crescent Ballroom and last would be The Thunderbird Lounge.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I definitely must give thanks to my wife Joylyn for not only the support and advice she has given me through all the years but also the space and environment she has created. She has always worked very hard in turning every place we have lived into not only a home but a true work of art. It is a talent I do not take for granted but must definitely have always appreciated on many levels.

Website: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3LDFS5sYXPKwcLfmhPbmD2?si=9d_Da-pFQRKtwQOO3rfmBw
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dragonflyandmantis/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Soulo92373/
Youtube: https://youtu.be/T6FFwx66QoM
Other: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7484213/

Image Credits
Nathan Uhlir Ehren Stonner La Bodega Gallery Andrew Van Bal Grey Lockwood

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