|By "rosecolleen" (Hollywood)
I recently serendipitously stumbled upon Jake and his National, performing in an odd and unassuming Los Angeles bar. I walked in mid-set to the intoxicating sound of a man breathing electrified fire and life into metal. The sound of a voice that caused my soul to raise up and shiver.
Soon afterward I thankfully discovered that Jake had been previously recorded. I hurriedly purchased "Comin Home", and slipped it in. All of the raw sensuality, angst, passion, expertise and Delta heart that I had joyously witnessed a few nights before, was now alive at my fingertips, mine to hear over and over again, which will be your natural inclination as well, once you've layed down your dough for this exquisite work of art. Hours and hours of auditory ecstasy lie ahead, get ready to put Bobby Johnson aside, cuz all your gonna need for a while, is more Jake.