Jacob Furr is an award-winning songwriter, multi instrumentalist, collaborator, and genre fluid artist from Fort Worth, Texas. His work blends West Coast folk with the dusty expanses of West Texas, and explores themes and stories of love, loss, grief, and recovery. He has toured the US since 2014. Furr has opened for Peter Case, Dan Bern, Shovels and Rope, Devotchka, and Over The Rhine, among others.
Furr has long been a strong advocate for local, DIY music. He won the Bluelight Live Songwriting Competition in 2015, Forth Worth Weekly “Best Songwriter” 2015, “Best Folk Artist” 2023, and is a founding member of Hear Fort Worth, as well as being major supporter of music programming and entrepreneur incubator, Amplify817, with The Fort Worth Public Library.
Though Furr’s most significant work is a three album cycle over 10 years about the loss of his wife to brain cancer in 2013, His songwriting paints pictures of thunderstorms on the Llano Estacado, cemeteries of lost life boat sailors in California, and the intimate feelings and details of recovery and healing. All of these stories and themes are blended into songs that range from towering electric anthems of lost stars, to intimate, solo work that recalls Bert Jansch and early Joh Ritter.