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Black Jake and the Carnies

Black Jake and the Carnies

Folk / Crabgrass / Americana-Punk-Bluegrass Ypsilanti, MI  US
Farmer Had Him Rats
Farmer Had Him Rats
Old E Cross
Old E Cross
Paper Outlaw
Paper Outlaw
No Diamond Ring
No Diamond Ring
Swing Low
Swing Low


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    Stiff Spirit
    Really fantastic music!
  • Susan Martin (Artist)
    Susan Martin
    Cool tunes and original sound!
  • Raylene Waye (Artist)
    Raylene Waye
    hi guys, great sound & style here :) cheers from Sydney!
  • Smith III (Artist)
    Smith III
    Hi, Congratulations! Great music! Could you drop by sometime and support or listen to ours? Put A Stamp On It! Smith III
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Sounds Like: The Pogues, LARRY AND HIS FLASK, The Dillards, Cuthroat Shamrock

Bio: “The idea for Black Jake and the Carnies came to Jake in 1999, when he had an ecstatic vision of a band playing fast-paced music on traditional instruments, full of entertaining gimmicks, props, and crowd interaction,” says the band. “The original incarnation of the band started in 2002, and play...See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: Every winter I tell myself I'm going to build a big snow cave and spend the night in it, and I never do.


“Allmusic said that, “While the band's music, a combination of Jake's smartly penned originals along with the odd '80s pop cover, certainly stands on its own, Black Jake & the Carnies' stage performances combine audience-participation carnival games, periodic spinning of a wheel of fortune/misfortune, some pretty outrageous costumes, and enough raw energy to jump-start a Volkswagen. Jake's banjo is even adorned with colored blinking lights. Yes, this is a band that knows how to have a good time and has fun doing so.””

— Allmusic

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