From strip clubs to festival stages, hay wagons to biker bars; nursing homes to state capitals, street busking to mountain tops, Jake'O has performed in about every possible situation in his career. The originator and innovator of the “Nuvo-Retro” sound, he's known for his hauntingly-soulful vibrato voice, “mile wide” reverberating guitar, electric showmanship, and signature vintage blue brand.
Raised in the military and traveling the world from a young age, you'll hear influences of the world; Asian, Hispanic, Surf, Spaghetti Western, Country, Rockabilly, Blues, R&B, Rock, Alternative, Lo-Fi, and Pop, he gracefully transcends music label pigeon holes and captivates any age group listener.
Artists such as Postmodern Jukebox, Mayer Hawthorne, Janelle Monae, Nathaniel Rateliff, Leon Bridges, and JD McPherson have a modern day retro vibe, while Jake'O hopscotches with modern-futuristic flair and retro aspects in every song –being an underrated anomaly in today's music scene. He's opened for artists such as American Authors, Marcus King Band, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Bishop Gunn, and has played at the same 2018 festival as Buddy Guy, Kaleo, Florida Georgia Line, Shawn Mendez, Imagine Dragons, The Weeknd, Steven Tyler, and Marshmellow.
Jake'O has wrote songs with and for pAt mAcdonald (known for Timbuk 3's “The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades”) at Steelbride Songfest –a music motel where songwriters like Jackson Brown often frequent.
This artist exudes the “It Factor” aura; when people attend his shows they shockingly refer to him as a modern day Elvis, that had a child with Bruno Mars, the Black Keys, Prince, Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Richie Valens, and Dick Dale. There's a duality about Jake'O; he preserves the past but pushes the current norm, is family friendly but is subliminally provoking, means business but doesn't take himself seriously. His music has a “simple complexity” quality that Jake'O believes to “teleports listeners to inhabit the past, present, and future within one song”.
Jake'O is a professional musician with over 10 years of experience, is bona fide and liable under Jake'O music, LLC.