× Jake La Botz' spring tour backed by Smokestack Lightnin' starts this weekend

Jake La Botz' spring tour backed by Smokestack Lightnin' starts this weekend


Jake La Botz' European spring tour backed by the Nuremberg-based Roots/Americana band Smokestack Lightnin' starts this weekend:

10/05: Mölndal, SWE - Heartland Country Club
11/05: Öland, SWE - Carla's Café Nasby
12/05: Löderop, SWE - Strandkompaniet
13/05: Borlänge, SWE - House of Blues
14/05: Östersund, SWE - Captain Cook
15/05: Stockholm, SWE - Melodybox
16/05: Malmö, SWE - Medley
17/05: Hamburg, DE - Stellwerk
18/05: Lelystad, NL - Corneel
19/05: Groningen, NL - Der Aa- Theater
20/05: Raalte, NL - Ribs & Blues
21/05: Brussels, BE - Botanique
22/05: Edegem, BE - Hoogmis
23/05: Frankfurt, DE - Feinstaub
24/05: Nürnberg, DE - Zentralcafé im Künstlerhaus
25/05: Prague, CZ - Zasekávák
26/05: Munich, DE - Rattlesnake Saloon
27/05: Zürich, CH - El Lokal
28/05: Stuttgart, DE - Fais Dodo
29/05: Strasbourg, FR - Bateau du Rhin
30/05: Haarlem, NL - Patronaat
31/05: Diksmuide, BE - 4AD
01/06: Sallgast, DE - Cars & Guitars
02/06: Leipzig, DE - Stadtfest Leipzig

Jake La Botz’s rough and tumble Chicago upbringing led him to learn blues from the last of the pre-war era bluesmen. From there, with guitar in tow, he made his way across the U.S.A. ’til he hit the end of the line in Hollywood where an improbable acting career began to unfold. After getting clean from heroin at thirty years old, La Botz became a Buddhist meditation practitioner and teacher. He also took his bluesy guitar chops to a Black Baptist church in South Central L.A. where he steeped himself in gospel music.

Ever since then La Botz has been putting out his own brand of Gospel-noir Americana. The eccentric stories, characters, and underlying spiritual messages heard in his songs come to a head on his latest album Hair on Fire. Among more than twenty film credits, La Botz has acted in True Detective, Rambo, and On the Road. His most recent film, D.O.A., stars fellow musician John Doe from the band X.

Beyond music and acting, La Botz is also a writer. A graphic memoir in collaboration with graphic novelist Nic Breutzman will soon be finished. La Botz’s short fiction can be found in several literary magazines including The Inquisitive Eater, Metonym Literary Journal, and The Museum of Americana. A book of short stories and a novella are in the works.

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