Posted On 11 Jul 2014
Jake London is a singer-songwriter from California by way of Oregon who is making his name heard. I fell in love with his debut album, Runaway Heart from the very first listen and couldn’t wait till he had a gig I could attend. While his folk/rock/Americana/Country mash up is hard to pin down and tough to categorize, it’s oh so easy to listen to.
Seeing him live was no different and just as delightful as I expected. On Wednesday, July 9th, he entertained a small but mighty crowd at the West Los Angeles intimate venue, The Mint.
There’s so much to enjoy about Mr. London. His down to earth charming banter between songs revealing the inspiration behind the song and the songs themselves both are equally lovely and enchanting. I would also have to say that his music has across-the-board appeal and fits perfectly in so many musical circles. Perhaps this is why people instantly stopped talking or ordering drinks at the bar to check out who the crooner was on stage.
While his songs are delightfully simple, they are also incredibly meaningful too. Jake London is following right in the footsteps of great musicians such as Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan. He has a unique voice that stands out and sounds gritty, yet sensitive at the same time.
Just when I thought I couldn’t enjoy Jake’s set anymore, he covered a song I absolutely adore, America’s “A Horse With No Name”. It was very fun and filled the space with a bright energy. His short but sweet set definitely had me wanting to hear more so I look forward to seeing him perform again soon.
For more information on Jake London, check out my interview with him here: music.allaccess.com/an-interview-with-the-smouldering-singer-songwriter-jake-london/