× Jake La Botz tours Europe on new album 'Sunnyside'

Jake La Botz tours Europe on new album 'Sunnyside'


From the first time I heard him playing guitar and singing his songs in a smoky bar on La Brea and Sunset, I became a devoted fan of Jake La Botz. Effortlessly blending authentic blues, rock, country, and gospel, he's created a sound and style that is original and yet instantly familiar. Soulful, personal, painfully funny and sad; his beautifully crafted songs always inspire me to sing along." — STEVE BUSCEMI

Jake La Botz’s story seems entirely too cinematic to be true – a film with shades of Merle Haggard and Tom Waits and Charles Bukowski and Mark Twain and Sid Vicious and David “Honeyboy” Edwards and Jim Jarmusch and Boxcar Bertha and Jack Kerouac all wrapped into one. And all of these experiences play into his new album ‘Sunnyside,’ out now on Hi Style Records, a record that shows that his imagistic songwriting, storytelling range, and recounting of his experiences are just as deep as the aforementioned list of greats.

A juvenile delinquent in the early ‘80s discovering punk music and drifting. A high school dropout who works odd jobs. A subways and street busker taken under the wing of grizzled, wise bluesmen in Chicago. Avid reader who charts a self-education in a public library while falling under the spell of music, tattoos, sunshine, cheap motels, and drug addiction in southern California. Film actor. Gospel musician in all-black church. Buddhist. Meditation teacher. Then, through innumerable gigs with his Chet Baker looks and his large-bodied guitar, he finds friends and admirers in J.D. McPherson and a whole new crop of Americana musicians in his new abode in Nashville.

Proud to announce a full European tour in November and December today!

17-NOV: Freiburg (DE) @ The Great Räng Tang Tang 
18-NOV: Stuttgart (DE) @ Goldmarks  
20-NOV: Fürth (DE) @ Kunstkeller o27 
21-NOV: Berlin (DE) @ Die Blaue Stunde 
24-NOV: Höganäs (SWE) @ Garage Bar 
25-NOV: Eksjö (SWE) @ Backarp Kulla 
27-NOV: Norderstedt (DE) @ Music Star 
28-NOV: Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso 
30-NOV: Lyon (FR) @ Kraspek Myzik 
01-DEC: Valence (FR) @ Mistral Palace 
03-DEC: Schaffhausen (CH) @ Tap Tap 
04-DEC: Zürich (CH) @ El Lokal 
05-DEC: Sonneberg (DE) @ Gesellschaftshaus
06-DEC: Eppstein (DE) @ Wunderbar 
07-DEC: Tilburg (NL) @ 013 
08-DEC: Aachen (DE) @ Escape Room
09-DEC: Bremen (DE) @ Lila Eule 
10-DEC: Utrecht (NL) @ dBs 
12-DEC: Nottingham (UK) @ Running Horse  
13-DEC: London (UK) @ Sebright Arms 
14-DEC: Exeter (UK) @ Cavern Club  
15-DEC: Oxford (UK) @ Halfway to Seventy-Five Christmas Jamboree 
16-DEC: Houffalize (BE) @ Music Lodge La Truite d Argent 

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