Today we’d like to introduce you to Jacob Garcia.
Jacob, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Growing up as the son of Little Willie G. (Voice of Thee Midniters), music was all around me. Every genre and style. As my teen years approached, I started taking drum lessons and knew that I could sing, but always shy’d away from letting others know. There was a fear of being expected to fill the shoes of my father. One thing my dad always instilled in me was to walk in my own shoes, be my own person and follow my heart. Running from my calling didn’t last long, music was in my blood and I fell in love with playing and performing. That eventually matured into writing, producing and creating my own music as well as working with other artists, including my dad. Now age 37, I’ve been blessed to be doing music full time for the past 15 years as Musical Director at my church and at numerous venues throughout the nation.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The smoothest part of the journey is knowing that what you’re doing is blessing someone else because I truly believe music does that. There will always be struggles along the way, nay sayers, financial hardships, amongst other things. But how we deal with them and push forward is what matters.
What else should we know?
I’m a drummer and singer, inspired by Levon Helm, Phil Collins, Buddy Miles, Anderson, Paak, Dae Dae Haddon, Marvin Gaye, and Little Willie G., to name a few. I write and produce music of all genres. I’d say aside from releasing my own original music, I’m most proud of being able to share stages with my dad. I think what sets me apart from others is that I’ve never tried to be someone else, I know my calling and chose to confidently walk in it, trusting God every step of the way.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Riding around with my dad in his 1971 Porsche 911T listening to The Beach Boys. I was only about six but I was mesmerized by the harmonies and the music, it had me hooked.
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