In a musical age where the beats are getting heavier, the production thicker, and the live performances more theatrical, Dustin Jake likes to keep things simple: Just him, an acoustic guitar, and a great song. With his smooth, soulful voice and groovy, undressed sound that blends elements of pop, hip-hop, soul, and jazz, Dustin is the epitome of effortlessness. A true acoustic artist. Ironically, though, it’s been his penchant for simplicity that has brought so much depth to his songwriting.
“I don’t play with a band, so I can’t add layers of guitar solos or five part harmonies.” Says the t-shirt and jeans-wearing singer/songwriter. “My layers have to be more subtle. Stories and emotions. Words and melodies. I’m obsessed with fitting it all together just right.”