Jack Symes is an independent folk artist from Pasadena, California. A master of the acoustic ballad, Jack is a brilliant storyteller in his songwriting. Never having planned on becoming a musician as a career, Jack’s story is organic and natural. He grew up loving and creating music, taking part in his first band, The Beefcakes, as early as 8th grade. As his adolescence progressed, Jack explained that his passion for music was “always just a bedroom thing for me at first.” Upon graduating high school, Jack attended California Berkley where he finished with a degree in Energy and Climate Policy. During his time at Berkley, he played in a few bands, booking local coffee shops and pizza joints. Towards the end of his time in college, Jack ended up getting his foot in the door at a few venues in San Francisco, which led to a post-graduation tour for him and his band. Jack explained that it was during this tour that he realized he should continue to pursue music, reasoning that “people seemed to like it, so I figured that was a gift to be able to give to people.” Jack made the move to Brooklyn, New York nearly three years ago, but he is currently making the move back to Los Angeles to reunite with his band, who remained in Los Angeles throughout the duration of Jack’s time in New York. Jack Symes is excited for what the future holds and to finally be back in the same location as his bandmates, so I very much look forward to what they will do in the near future. Check out our Q&A below and look out for Jack’s tour announcement for this upcoming Spring!