This record was written in the last car of a West bound Zaphyr on it's way to Denver, Colorado. Grounded in the Blues, this album will hopefully take you on a journey similar to the one in which it was written.
The Jake Friel Signature Amp
We are proud to add him to the team along with Ronnie Shellist and JD Taylor.
How does it sound, you ask? What distinguishes it from other amps? Warm Crunch, and lots of it. It'll clean up good, but the natural inclination of the amp is to crunch. It is loud, punchy, in your face.
Front Street Blues is the 2018
NE-Ohio Blues Association Winner and was entered into the 35th Blues Foundation/International Blues Challenge Best Self Produced CD.
Jake James, Front Street Blues, is a Finalist.
One of the best cuts on Porch Sessions is the humid and sultry “A Woman Named Trouble,” which showcases Jake Friel on vocals and John Nemeth on harmonica. Built on a subtle-yet-simmering funk groove, the track creates that smoky 3AM headspace that made many of us fall in love with the truth of the blues. When Friel tells us his woman “can make a baby out of a full-grown man,” we are left with no choice but to believe.
Rock and Blues Muse
Jake is currently on the road with A.J. Fullerton in Montana.
He will be returning to Ohio soon.
Looking forward to a very busy summer schedule. Stay tuned for dates and locations..