Music teacher Jacob Acosta starts fundraiser for Arizona-themed album

Tucson is home to some of the best songwriters in the entire United States. I firmly believe that, and it’s a big reason why Tucsound ever became a thing to begin with. One such artist is Jacob Acosta, a singer-songwriter who has extended his knowledge and talents to others as a music teacher for the last seven years here in Arizona. He’s been professionally producing and releasing his records for another two years on top of that.

Now, Acosta needs your help to make his most ambitious project yet a reality. While he’s taken on other recording projects in the past, his upcoming concept album has been two years in the making. Now, he’s taken to Indiegogo for its reveal, as well as to raise funds for those inspired by this upcoming release. In Acosta’s own words, the album will revolve around the “history, ecology, culture, folklore, and the many places and experiences I have had as a child as well as an adult growing up in the valley and the old pueblo.”

Entitled Desert Sounds, the project will surround far more than just a collection of songs as well. While the 12 tunes present on the record will indeed be the centerpiece of Desert Sounds, it will also encompass a prelude that will highlight 22 separate species of the southwest. It features an overture where Acosta digs into the themes behind each song present on the LP.

For more info on Desert Sounds, make sure to check out Jacob Acosta’s pitch below where you can also listen to some samples of the music that’ll be featured on the album. If you like what you hear, you can mosey on down to his Indiegogo page and see what perks you can invest in to help him out. They include everything from Desert Sounds maps and stickers, to physical albums, and even house concerts!

Words by: Jonathan Frahm

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