Dogfish Head Presents: LO-FI Free First Fridays feat. Jack Schlegel w/ J. Elliott
About Jake Schlegel
Born in the heartland, and reared on folk rock, Jake’s sound carries influences of early Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, and Tom Petty. Turn up the sound, and roll the windows down.
Jake Schlegel’s debut EP East City Lights brings us the longing of summer nights and the bombshell blue sky of the prairie. Hope, identity, belonging and the constant ache of faith permeate his music, inviting us to wander and arrive home all at once.
Born on bred on the folk music and folk wisdom of the Midwest, Jake’s journey shaped deeply the heart this music poured from:
“I was reflecting a lot on the past seven years of my life, wrestling with shame and regret over my past; surviving a debilitating opiate addiction and broken relationships. At the same time, I was seeking hope, truth, and beauty. I was pondering my place in the world, where I ‘fit-in,’ and where I’m going. Ultimately I was trying to capture gratitude and thankfulness for the life God has given me and the person I’ve become despite a past.”
What emerges is a pure Americana style—gritty yet melodic, ringing with the influence of Springsteen, Browne, Petty and other masters. His lyrics evoke the open highway and the warm light of home, delivered in an easy, confident voice. Jake loves what he’s doing, and this is his gift to you.
About J. Elliot
Known locally/regionally for fronting the Indianapolis-based rock outfit Stereo Deluxe, Jay Elliott also performs alone with just an acoustic guitar.
Brought to you by: Dogfish Head Brewery, Tinker Coffee Co., Klipsch Audio, Auralex Acoustics, Do317 and MOKB Presents