Big Rude Jake is a lyricist, songwriter, singer, musician and bandleader with a diverse array of influences.
Noted for his skill as a blues shouter and the 'swing punk' sound of his early albums, he is especially drawn to the roots of American music. You'll hear blues, jazz, swing, rockabilly, jump, gospel, folk and his distinctive fingerpicking ragtime guitar. Add a little cabaret and some punk attitude, and you've got Big Rude Jake.
He started by forming a band that combined his interest in traditional jazz, jump blues, rockabilly...