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MP3 Jake McMurray - Cat Town

Appalachian folk rock: an eclectic mix of originals, mountain ballads and ole time music.

12 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Folk-Rock, FOLK: Appalachian Folk

Born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains of Scott County, Virginia, Jake started playing guitar at age 19. He moved on to the banjo, fiddle, and mandolin. Influenced by the rock and roll of Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, and Tom Petty and the banjo style of his uncle Jeff Winegar of the Boozy Creek String Band and the Rough Riders, Jake fuses ole time and traditional Appalachian music with hard driving rock’n roll energy. He showcases his take on roots rock with his version of the mountain folk song ''Red Rock’n Chair''. Of course classic arrangements of traditional tunes are not forgotten on his debut release titled Cat Town, which also includes original material like ''Compromise'', co-written by lead guitarist Aaron Roberts, and ''Cairo'', an instrumental reminiscent of the surreal Alfonso El Sabio era Spanish guitar music.

Recorded in Jake’s home studio, most of the instrumentation is done by Jake himself, with special appearances from some of Jake’s musician friends. Artists include Jeff Winegar on fiddle, Steven Davidson on dawghouse bass, Jake’s brother Joe McMurray on vocals and guitar, Aaron Roberts on guitar, Rusty Smith on guitar, Gerry Davidson on guitar, Zeke Spivey on drums and Bob Moorehouse on cello.

Jake is currently touring with and playing banjo for the Boozy Creek String Band. You can find out more info about Jake McMurray and the Boozy Creek String Band by visiting Jake’s website at https://www.tradebit.com and the Boozy Creek String Band’s site at https://www.tradebit.com

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