17-year-old singer and multi-instrumentalist Aspen Jacobsen brings her soulful voice and bright acoustic guitar back to A2SF this summer. The Commerce, Michigan-based artist has been performing since age nine, perfecting her talents while singing about growing up in her home state. Rooted in folk, blues, and pop, Jacobsen’s style recalls Joni Mitchell and Ani DiFranco. Her love of nature, theater, and dance informs her approach, and she’s equally unafraid to tackle thought-provoking subjects like mental health and gun violence in her lyrics. With two critically acclaimed EPs already under her belt, Jacobsen also has a limited-edition album on the way later this year. Her striking voice, ease on her instrument, and whole-hearted performance is sure to produce a strong emotional exchange with audiences who come to experience this talented young woman.