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Songwriter Jacob Mau is a passionate storyteller who has worked with refugees since 2006. His current project, Seven Years, is a collection of songs, stories, and poems drawn from this experience. Jacob has shared Seven Years in the U.S. and Canada. In 2014 he participated in the Forced to Flee tour, a Chadwick Stokes national campaign raising visibility for refugee issues. Jacob lives and works in Chicago, where he continues providing hands-on support for resettled refugees.

"Jacob Mau is a unique talent. A keen observer and astute interpreter of the world around him, he spins compelling stories of misfit people and misplaced landscapes oft overlooked by others, and ignored by history. He sings with conviction, and picks with prowess."

Scott SchaeferLabel Manager, Bloodshot Records

"A genuine folk poet."

Phil MadeiraMercyland: Hymns for the Rest of Us