Jake Shane grew up in Springfield, Illinois. He got lost in the recesses of the early blues and American folk traditions and found himself living in Nashville, where he recorded his debut album, Ancient Fire (2012), and spent time working for legendary singer-songwriter John Prine.
Jake later moved to Madrid, Spain, where he wrote the songs to his second album, Evening Sounds. Martin Chilton from The Daily Telegraph has written about this record: "Jake Shane's album Evening Sounds neatly blends folk, Americana and even some Spanish influences from his time in Madrid in pleasant melodies with some clever lyrics on songs such as 'Before Winter' and 'Seascape'. An enjoyable listen."
After two years in Madrid, Jake became itinerant for three years, spending a few months in a dozen places, including New York, Oaxaca, and Santa Fe. Jake continues to refine his image-driven lyrics and explore the eternal questions through American roots music with Spanish overtones, forming a sound entirely his own. His third full-length album, Water To Land, is due for release in April.
Videos and Songs
“The Upper Sun” by Jake Shane (video): https://goo.gl/AUdJKU
“Queen Of Eternity” by Jake Shane (video): https://vimeo.com/235544044
“Seascape” by Jake Shane (audio): https://goo.gl/9BKwZO