Lightweight Champ is the songwriting project of New York-based guitarist Jakob Reinhardt. As a guitarist, Jakob is best known for playing Fun Home and A Night With Janis Joplin. Under his songwriting alter ego Lightweight Champ he draws lyrical inspiration from outsider artists like Daniel Johnston and The Mountain Goats, while the music is rooted in alternative songwriting and reminiscent of The Replacements, Leonard Cohen, and Jeff Buckley.