Devin Jake will play a fine acoustic concert on Friday, July 25th, at 7:00 PM.
Growing up in rural Nebraska, Devin's first musical influence was no
doubt his Mama. Many of his childhood memories are of his mother singing
old-school country songs along with gospel tunes you'd likely hear in a
Southern Baptist church, whether it was singing to Devin and his
siblings while they played in the tub or on Sunday afternoons at Uncle
Larry's. There she and her family would play songs like "Oh Them
Golden Slippers," "Crazy Arms," and "I'll Fly Away." To
carry on this tradition, one year Devin spent his tax return money on
a guitar. His mom then taught him to pick and sing using songs by her
favorite singer, Dolly Parton.
After a few years of playing the Chicago scene, Devin moved to Austin,
Texas. He knew that living in a city where country and bluegrass music
would be a choice environment for a budding country musician to grow
as an artist. There he has graced the stage with local artists such
as Brennen Leigh, The Carper Family, Bill Carter, Will Sexton and
Weldon Henson. He also plays regularly in
some of Austin's legendary venues such as Hole in the Wall, The
Driskill Hotel, The White Horse, Mean Eyed Cat, The Rattle Inn and he
has a weekly residency at Intercontinental Stephen F Austin. Devin
looks forwardt o sharing his love for old-school countrytunes with
fans of good music everywhere.
His most recent accomplishment has been the recording of his first
solo album "Jesus & Mama." It is an Americana "gospel" record that
musically falls somewhere between country and bluegrass. It showcases
Devin's songwriting and his love of all things Jesus and especially
Mama. The album ranges from original tunes that hold up to the old
timey standards to some of his mama's favorites like "Mama Tried,"
"Coat of Many Colors," and "Knoxville Girl." He hand picked some of
Austin's finest musicians including The Carper Family and Brennen
Leigh, to play on the album produced by Stephen Doster. "Jesus & Mama"
was recorded and mixed by James Stevens at EAR Studios in Austin,
-- Devin Jake's Website: http://www.devinjake.com
Doors open at 7:00 and the concert is 8:00 to 10:00.
$15 suggested admission donation
BYOB and hors d'oeuvres are welcome!