Jake Sorgen

Austin, TX
Alternative / Americana / Improvisational
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 Dearest friends, 

     After months of writing and recording it is my great pleasure to announce the release of my new EP, In Transit, on Tuesday September 3rd. This process took me out of the confines of solo, self-recording and I could not have done it without the help of my producer (and frequent father) Harvey Sorgen, bass extrordinaire Steve Rust and mixing/mastering engineer Dave Cook, whose Area 52 Studios served as our homebase for this project. 


     In Transit seems to grow more appropriately titled by the day as I am currently setting up my new home in Austin, Texas. On my second day here in the great nation of Texas I was fortunate enough to be invited to participate in KUTX's Stage to Studio Series. Between now and next Tuesday you can vote for me and hopefully get to see my music featured as KUTX's Song of the Day. You can also get your first taste of the new album with a version of the opening track "Demons" I recorded at KUT's studios.


Click here to hear the tunes and vote


    I am incredibly excited about this new album, my new Texas home, and of course lots of exciting new music. I'll have more details about the release of In Transit as the date approaches. Thanks to everyone who has made this album, this move, and my general existence possible :-)







"The poetic lyrics were rich with imagery and flowery language, and his eyes-shut performance style made it seem the images were stimulating to him as they were to the listener. The depth of the lyrical content, however, in no way sacrificed accessibility. The song was complete with a memorable and infectious melody...[the] contrast in cultural influences makes for an interesting dynamic that sets him apart as a songwriter."  Kevin O'Brien, WERS.org

"The dynamism in his guitar strumming paralleled the intensity of the lyrical content, creating a minimal yet cohesive musical message."  Kevin O'Brien, WERS.org

"Layered and experimental, Jake Sorgen’s new album Sudden Myth offers an intriguing flavor of folk. Sorgen’s diverse instrumentation and artful arrangements add depth to this debut full-length. Evoking peaceful images of mountaintops and moonlight in one song and painting a bleak picture of city streets in the next, Sorgen takes us on a colorful and original sonic journey"  Blake Campbell, The Berkeley Beacon


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