Patrick Jacobson is a Yellowknife-based indie-rock songwriter who has spent the last two decades crafting, recording and performing original songs all across Canada. Originally hailing from Vancouver, Patrick earned his reputation as the front man of The Capitals by writing endearing, dulcet anthems with crackerjack choruses. After The Capitals quietly disbanded in 2009, he set out to establish himself as a solo artist. He started by playing acoustic shows throughout western Canada. In 2015, he released his first solo record with acclaimed producer, Winston Hauschild.
Immediately after the record’s release, Patrick moved north. He first settled in the Yukon capital city of Whitehorse where he formed The Patrick Jacobson Band. Together they performed at most of the major northern music festivals including the Atlin Arts and Music Festival, Dawson City Music Festival, the Canada 150 concert in Whitehorse, the Frostbite Music Festival, the Keno City Music Festival, Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous, Thaw di Gras Spring Carnival in Dawson City, Keno Gras, and Arts in the Park (in Whitehorse and Watson Lake).
In early 2018, Jacobson headed northeast and relocated to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. There, with his new band featuring David Dowe (bass/vocals), Keith Shergold (lead guitar/vocals), and Travis Nick (drums), he is making a name for himself in his new home by performing shows and festivals including 2021’s Folk on the Rocks, 2021’s Hay Days ‘Unwound’, 2020’s Snowking Winter Festival, 2020’s Festival on 49th, and 2019’s Long John Jamboree. Newly renamed Patrick Jacobson and the Bush Pilots, the band is busy working on a new album for release in 2022.