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The Rockin' Jake Band / Press

“Rockin' Jake to rattle your Cajun”

“Harmonica player-extraordinaire Rockin' Jake melds the blues with '70s soul.”

“For Love and Harmony... Decades later, Rockin Jake is still rockin' the harmonica”

“Rockin’ Jake and Band Live – July 16, 2011 at The INN on the Blues By Lady K “Somebody SCREAM!!” – when INN-crowders hear that command, backed up by rollicking New Orleans blues they know that it must be Rockin’ Jake, on his annual visit to the INN on the Blues, in York Beach, Maine.”

“Big Easy harpist to keep the blues going after the Spirit of Kansas Festival”

“One of the country's best blues harmonica players, Lawrence Jacobs, who performs as Rockin' Jake, blows into town to play a show Wednesday night at the Thirsty Camel in the Pauline area just south of Topeka. The Rockin' Jake Band will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight Wednesday at the nightclub, 5910 S.W. Topeka Blvd. The cover charge is $5. Rockin' Jake's unique sound has been described as a hybrid of second line, swamp funk, blues and zydeco with influences from Paul Butterfield, Big Walter Horton, James Cotton, J. Geils Band and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Primarily self-taught, Jake briefly studied with Jerry Portnoy, Muddy Waters' harmonica player.”

“Dover, Del. — Lawrence Jacobs, better known as Rockin’ Jake, is a harmonica player whose funky sound is a hybrid of blues, zydeco and jazz with the feel of New Orleans. His influences range from Big Walter Horton to Muddy Waters to the Fabulous Thunderbirds. He’ll let students in on the life of a blues man with two workshops, but grown-ups will get to hear him, too, with a show at Bethany Blues in Lewes.”

“Steamboat Springs — Being on the road is hard in September. Just before he took the stage in a small town in southern Utah on Monday, Lawrence Jacobs, better known as Rockin’ Jake, checked the score one final time. The New Orleans Saints were up by eight points on the San Francisco 49ers with just a few minutes left. They had it in the bag, or so Jake thought. While he was wailing away on his harmonicas in that rocking Cajun blues style instilled in him by 25 years in New Orleans, his beloved Saints would go down to the wire, eventually winning the Monday Night Football game with a field goal as time expired. To the 50-year-old musician who checks the scores before and after a gig, along with the hundreds of thousands of others affected by Hurricane Katrina, the Saints are more than a football team because New Orleans is more than a city.”

“Looking for a unique way to express your fondness for your sweetie on Valentine's Day? Forget the heart-shaped box of chocolates and the dozen red roses. Think hot sauce! What romance wouldn't heat up with a collection of A Fare to Remember Chipotle Sauce, Pain is Good Hot Sauce and Religious Experience Apocalypse Habanero Hot Sauce? Dare we say an evening of this kind of sensual tasting is guaranteed to be hot? These sauces get their fire from hot chiles, long considered to be aphrodisiacs, according to H.E. Wedeck in his "Dictionary of Aphrodisiacs." ”

“Hurricane Katrina blew the harmonica right from under blues musician Rockin' Jake's nose. "One thing I learned from this flood is that anything can change," the former New Orleans resident said in a phone interview. "Even to this day, it hurts. It almost feels like it happened yesterday." With "yesterday" nearly a year behind him, Rockin' Jake and his band will play the last Blues in Central Park event of the summer Thursday, Aug. 17. Jake said goodbye to "the one town I love the most in the world" after the hurricane hit New Orleans in August 2005. ”