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Jayke Orvis

Rank #2 US Pittsburgh, PA Country / roots / Americana


Sounds Like: .357 String Band, The Goddamn Gallows

Label: Farmageddon Records, Electric Eye Recorders, Farmageddon Records

Manager: Glass Pack Management / Jonny Verplanck, Glasspack Management

Bio: A native of Milwaukee, WI, Orvis has been setting and raising the bar for punks-turned-pickers ever since his days in .357 String Band -of which he is a founding and former member. Known for his lightning quick mandolin picking, he effortlessly infuses punk, rock, blues, gypsy, honky-tonk, bluegr... See Full Bio

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Jayke Orvis has a show on 10/03/2014 at 08:00 PM @ Divan Orange in Montreal, CA http://www.reverbnation.com/q/55ehjy #concert


“A founding member of The .357 String Band and current member of the Goddamn Gallows, Jayke Orvis is ahead of his time even though he plays timeless music. The songs on his solo effort “It’s All Been Said” are articles of the heart, exposing Orvis as a fragile, troubled soul. His depictions of love are raw and blue, the pages of his life littered throughout this album.”
— Bucket City Agency, Artists Page
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Its All Been Said review
Jul 13, 2010
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  • Wed

    Oct 1

    Detroit, MI, US | 8:00pm
    Wed Oct 01 8:00pm
  • Wed

    Oct 1

    Toronto, ON, CA | 8:00pm
    The Cave
    Toronto, ON, CA
    Wed Oct 01 8:00pm


    Austin Lucas - Jon Snodgrass, Jayke Orvis This event is 19 and over Austin LucasWebsiteMySpaceFacebookTwitterLinksRaised in the backwoods country of Monroe County, Indiana, Austin Lucas was born into a folk and bluegrass lineage. His father, Bob Lucas, is an accomplished musician and performer in his own right, having earned songwriting credits on two of Allison Krauss' albums. Learning to harmonize before learning to read, Lucas honed his vocal control as a member of the nationally-acclaimed Indiana University Children's Choir. In a narrative as well-worn as it is true, Lucas rebelled against his upbringing, leaving his Americana roots for the catharsis of punk rock. After the better part of a decade spent criss-crossing the globe with a series of bands in broken-down vans, Lucas hit a musical glass-ceiling, eventually finding respite for his ringing ears in the delicacy of traditional songcraft. Singing with the conviction of a preacher bereft of his faith, Lucas tackles recurrent themes of the soul, sin as personal purgatory, and the possibility of finding redemption in this life. The fallacies of man take center stage as the righteous false prophet is denounced as a "hollow vessel with unsteady hands." Turning the harsh light of hindsight on himself, Lucas addresses the hard lessons learned in the passing of youth, ruminating on the failures and missed opportunities, pledging, "If there's a light shining/ Point the way there/ A straight way of walking/ I'll be like an arrow." Following his solo debut, The Common Cold (2006), Lucas has steadily built upon his recorded output, releasing Putting The Hammer Down (2007), the Bristle Ridge (2008) collaboration with Chuck Ragan of Hot Water Music, and Somebody Loves You (2009), which debuted at #7 on the Billboard Bluegrass chart. Culminating with his fourth album, A New Home In The Old World (2011), Lucas has consistently evolved and grown as a musician and songwriter, resting on no laurels and developing the songs' framework further with each successive album. Having raised his profile on the road with Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown tour, the troubadour-packed Revival tour, and in support of Pennsylvania's Langhorne Slim, Lucas has also bolstered his loyal grassroots following with appearances at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Canada's Sled Island Festival, Florida's Harvest of Hope, and a 2011 European tour. Folk music is for the common folk, and Lucas delivers, often ending his shows playing on the floor amidst the crowd.

  • Thu

    Oct 2

    Toronto, ON, CA | 8:00pm

    Toronto, ON, CA
    Thu Oct 02 8:00pm
  • Fri

    Oct 3

    Montreal, CA | 8:00pm

    Montreal, CA
    Fri Oct 03 8:00pm
  • Sat

    Oct 4

    Philadelphia, PA, US | 8:00pm

    Philadelphia, PA, US
    Sat Oct 04 8:00pm
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