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Jake La Botz Duo with Leland Sundries

Doors 4:00pm • Music 7:00pm

Singer/songwriter Jake La Botz plays roots-drenched music that reflects his time performing in streets, bars, churches, and even tattoo parlors. You can also hear the various places La Botz has lived in his music — including his time in New Orleans, the Mississippi Delta, and his native Chicago where, as a young man, he found kinship with some of the last of the pre-war era bluesmen: David “Honeyboy” Edwards, “Homesick” James, and “Maxwell Street” Jimmy Davis. In 2017 Jake released his studio album Sunnyside on Hi-Style Records to critical acclaim. Produced by Jimmy Sutton, the album won two Independent Music Awards. Jake has toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe and has shared the stage with Ray Charles, Etta James, Dr. John, Mavis Staples, JD McPherson, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, Tony Joe White, Low Cut Connie and a host of other greats.

Jake opened for JD McPherson at the Harro East Ballroom...and has played Abilene Bar and Lounge a couple of times as a solo act..Needless to say, we're super psyched to hear Jake as part of a duo, featuring George Sluppick on drums and vocals

Super Low-Dough Show–$10 at the door!

Earlier Event: July 13
Daddy Long Legs
Later Event: July 17
Nikki Hill