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Stephen Jacques | PHOTO CREDIT: Darin Back Photography

Groove Atlantic-O Album Cover
National Street Date: July 26, 2024. “Prayers for an Orange Cat” with legendary recording engineer Steve Albini (Nirvana, Paul McCartney, PJ Harvey) and Jason Narducy (Dave Grohl, childhood inspiration, Bob Mould). A compilation of heartfelt alt-rock love songs. Expressively, gently, and humorously coming from the soul. Folksy, alt-country, post-punk vibe. “Sometimes Love is Not Enough,” “Unsaid Poetry,” and “Prayers for an Orange Cat” will speak to you from world-renowned songwriter Stephen Jacques.

Stephen Jacques

A true artist and songwriter world-renowned for his prolific, heartfelt alt-rock love songs, Stephen has released ten albums to date, with his eleventh on the way. He is produced by Steve Albini. His body of work was culled from a lifetime of experiences, including those as an engineer, a Hollywood actor, a custom builder, and a TV host. Though Stephen lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, his family hails from New Orleans and New York. His Italian grandfather was a multi-instrumentalist during the roaring 20s and an aunt on the French side of his family was a fabulous blues singer. His music was influenced by great rock and punk bands heard throughout the mid-Atlantic in his 20s and 30s, as well as by a good friend — a Beatles fan — who introduced him to his first chords on an acoustic guitar at age 16. Stephen currently writes all of his music and performs in the Charlottesville, Virginia, area. Over 300 radio stations and podcasts spin “Send Them Love” — cited by DJs as a “little masterpiece” — and his other nine albums to date. “Groove Atlantic-O” will be with you in summer 2023.

July 28,2023: “He’s prolific. Damn is he prolific. Long before you have tired of one release, another comes along to beguile you, not that you ever really tired of Stephen Jacques.” —The Big Take Over, Dave Franklin

July 27, 2023: “Stephen Jacques is the last of a breed. One of those musical storytellers that loves to create songs that sound like books — not going to tell you pretty little lies ... present the unvarnished truth.” —Skope Magazine, Dan MacIntosh

July 20, 2023: “Major congratulations on one of the very BEST albums we’ve heard around these parts in some time. This gem of an Album! Acclaimed alt-rock artist and renowned songwriter Stephen Jacques.” —Vents Magazine

July 28, 2023: “Stephen Jacques’ long and winding musical career has brought this musician fulsome praise. It’s well-deserved. Groove Atlantic-O showcases a musical artist who continues developing his art rather than lying fallow. It’s essential listening for anyone who values such qualities.” —Curious For Music, Laury Verdoux

May 2022: “Stephen Jacques is arguably one of the most expressive and understated artists of his generation!” —Broken 8 Records (Australia)

August 2021: “Stephen's songwriting is at the same level as Paul McCartney & Springsteen, on top of this, he brings a fresh and vibrant twist to the rock sound.” —Band Camp Diaries

August 2021: “Stephen's ‘Soul Hydraulics’ showcases exactly why he is such a highly respected musical figure.” —The Artists Central

June 2022: “The Collection of love ballads in his portfolio distinguishes him as one of the most talented the music industry has witnessed.” —Daily Music Roll

August 2021: “It's setting out to be a great year for our New Favorite Singer Songwriter.... His sound overflows with undeniable authenticity; as an artist Stephen Jacques is completely himself, and we can't get enough.” —Skope Magazine

August 2021: “Stephen Jacques is, by every definition, a genuine pop perfectionist. His talents appear to come naturally, every track emits a purity and passion.” —Gold Mine Magazine

VIDEO: Track 1: Sometimes Love is Not Enough

Prayers for an Orange Cat

Song List:

  1. Sometimes Love is not Enough* 4:39
  2. Prayers for an Orange Cat* 2:55
  3. Media Puppets 2:37
  4. Unsaid Poetry* 3:07
  5. Fisherman of Ireland 2:36
  6. Oslo Street Beat 3:46
  7. When will the Love Start 3:36
  8. Do you have a Jet 3:02
  9. Tel Aviv Sea Balcony 3:42
  10. Law Man River’s Edge 4:56

All Tracks FCC Clean


All songs written by Stephen Jacques |  Acoustic Guitar, Vocals: Stephen Jacques   Bass, Acoustic, and Electric Guitars: Jason Narducy   Lap Steel, Acoustic and Electric Guitars: Chris Siebold   Drums, Percussion: Gerald Dowd   Piano, Keyboard: Vijay Tellis-Nayak   Vocals, Backing Vocals: Jennifer Hall   Recording Engineer, Mixing: Steve Albini, Electrical Audio, Chicago, IL   Mastering: Chicago Mastering, Chicago, IL   Cover Art: Emma Johnson, Minneapolis, MN   Press Publicist: Krista Vilinskis, Elephants & Flowers Media  

Box of Moxie - Stephen Jacques

Stephen Jacques | PHOTO CREDIT: Darin Back Photography

Box of Moxie - Stephen Jacques

Stephen Jacques | PHOTO CREDIT: Darin Back Photography

Ranked #29, USA New Radio Play, "Submission Admission” — NACC Top 30
Ranked #7 "Submission Admission” —WRIR-FM - Top 30 - 2019



Krista Vilinskis
Elephants & Flowers Media
1 (612) 242-1727

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Stephen Jacques
Twitter: @jacquesstephenr
Instagram: @stephenjacquesmusic