Today’s post came out of an online discussion on Elam Blackman’s Facebook page. The question was who are some of the best singer-songwriters without an album out. Among the names mentioned were ashley erin mayne, ben brown, Matt Fockler, and Jake Klar. Since I claim to champion “music that is under-appreciated and unique” it made sense to followup on these artists.
Jake Klar is a young singer songwriter presently calling Amhearst, Ma. home. There’s not much bio on his sites but it seems like he spent some time in Austin and I’m guessing he’s at one of the colleges in Amhearst now. Musically he’s clearly a fan of Woody and Dylan (which you can hear on “Where I’ll Be Tonight”) but he also mentions The Tallest Man On Earth and Justin Townes Earle as possible influences.
Usually at this point of the post I would link to somewhere you could buy the new record but instead click here to check Jake Klar out at his ReverbNation page.
P.S. I really like this song/video of Jake performing his song “Where I’ll Be Tonight”