The Lonesome Organist

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The Lonesome Organist is the One-man band side project of Jeremy Jacobsen, keyboardist for Chicago Post-rock combo, 5ive Style. He has released three albums on Chicago indie label Thrill Jockey.


According to Allmusic, influences for the project include film composer, Ennio Morricone and Psychobilly legend, Hasil Adkins.

A multi-instrumentalist, Jacobsen, uses guitar, keys, harmonica, steel drum, and various percussion instruments to get his unique blend of blues, rock, garage, Caribbean, and Appalachian sounds.

According to Thrill Jockey's official artist site, no more than 8 tracks are recorded for each song, allowing Jacobsen to preserve the authenticity of his live show in which he simultaneously plays two or more instruments at once.

An updated recording of The Lost Oar (first recorded on 1997's Collector of Cactus Echo Bags) can be found on 5ive Style's second full-length Miniature Portraits.

For his most recent full-length, Forms and Follies, Jacobsen added bassist Nick Marci of Bobby Conn and Euphone for two tracks.


  • Collector of Cactus Echo Bags, Thrill Jockey, 1997
  • Cavalcade, Thrill Jockey, 1999
  • Forms and Follies, Thrill Jockey, June 3, 2003


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