“This album covers a lot of emotionally heavy stuff like mental health, addiction, existence, and relationships”
Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Nov. 21
RIYL: Jason Mraz, Michael Tiernan, Jesse Lamonaca, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon, John Lennon, John Mayer
Influences: Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon, John Lennon, Tom Waits, Stevie Nicks, Miles Davis, Eric Clapton, Norah Jones, Ben Harper, Billy Joel, Elton John, Bruce Hornsby, Buddy Holly, Coldplay, Counting Crows, Damien Rice, Dave Matthews, David Wilcox, KT Tunstall, Guster, U2, Van Morrison
Jakob Martin grew up in North County San Diego, attending Temple Solel in Encinitas and Beth Am in Carmel Valley. Under his given name of Martin Axel Storrow, he released a full-length called Matches in 2007. Subsequent CDs under his stage name include City of the Nameless (2009) and Leave the Light On (2010).
His full-length California Songs was released in June 2011. Martin currently lives in Los Angeles.