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Public show — Jan. 21 — Choices CDs available.

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Public show — Jan. 21 — Choices CDs available.

Some exciting news… I have a public show this coming Sunday January 21st, and physical copies of the new CD Choices will be available for purchase. Sunday’s show will be at the Pastry Peddler in Millbrook, ON (details below). This is a quaint cafe/bakery full of century charm, phenomenal food and great staff. I will …

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Wedding guitar testimonial – RCYC.

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Wedding guitar testimonial – RCYC.

Cheryl & Saad My wife and I had an afternoon wedding and were looking for a live musician that would play from the reception onwards. After searching online and listening to several bands we came across Jake. Initially we were attracted to the simplicity of the sole guitar and how talented a musician he is. …

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Choices – and so it begins…

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Choices – and so it begins…

Foreward. Choices has been a project in the works for about a year. In 2016, I completed a renovation to my working studio. The process was a fascinating blend of both the technical and artistic aspects of music. I would spend hours organizing room frequencies in spreadsheets, moving acoustic baffles, and then recalculating all over …

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Testimonial page updates.

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Testimonial page updates.

One of the things I enjoy most as a wedding and event guitarist are the relationships I have with my clients. Many of them are kind enough to write about their experiences. In the grind of things, it’s easy to forget really simple, obvious things. For me, the draw of music, and the connections you …

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New music – CHOICES.

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New music – CHOICES.

I’m happy to announce that I have some new music online. I’ve been working away at this project for about a year now. A lot of stops and starts, trying to fit focused work in between shows, client meetings and the usual grind. Sonically, this album is a big step forward for me. I spent …

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Wedding guitar testimonial – Deer Creek Golf.

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Wedding guitar testimonial – Deer Creek Golf.

Robyn & Chandler We recently had Jake perform at our wedding as we wanted something a little different musically that people would notice but wouldn’t be overbearing during the ceremony and cocktail reception. We couldn’t be happier with our decision! Leading up to our big day, we could not have been more confident in our …

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Do I dare curse it? — Sep. 3.

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Do I dare curse it? — Sep. 3.

The last show I had at the Burleigh Falls Inn was one of the best musical experiences I’ve had. The weather was ominous. There was a 40-knot wind and it was cold. Definitely not prime August conditions. After a couple of songs on the patio, things were moved inside. For those of you who haven’t …

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Sparks. Fuel. And fire — Aug. 17.

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Sparks. Fuel. And fire — Aug. 17.

It has been an interesting past couple weeks. I don’t think I’ve had a season quite as compressed as this summer. Fun things happen, though, when you take all these ingredients and jam them together. Long trips. New venues. Grand events. Lively people. It’s kind of like geology: the right combination of pressure and time …

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Long weekend public show – Burleigh Falls Inn

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Long weekend public show – Burleigh Falls Inn

The road frenzy continues. Busy weekends. Busy travel schedules. Great clients. Great shows. If only more people could get married during the winter… Looking forward to being back at the Burleigh Falls Inn on Saturday. I look forward to seeing you there. 08.05.17 — Burleigh Falls Inn — public show. Date:        Saturday August 5, …

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Guitars. Guitars. Guitars… public shows.

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Guitars. Guitars. Guitars… public shows.

The summer continues in fine form… Had an amazing Canada Day long weekend at the Lantern and Burleigh Falls Inn. Some of the best audiences I’ve had for public shows in a long time. Real music lovers. Appreciative. Focused. Relaxed. It’s nice to play for people who aren’t glued to screens and actually engage with …

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