A Conversation with Matthew Olshefski-The Shirtless Violinist

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome Matthew Olsheski, “The Shirtless Violinist,” to Jake’s Take. As the Shirtless Violinist, Matthew showcases his impeccable musical talent to use on his never-ending quest to make classical music sexy. He brought his journey to YouTube, where he wowed fans with his excellent and creative videos.  […]

Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews: Week of November 9, 2018

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is hard to believe that we are nine days into November and Thanksgiving is in a few weeks! Just in case you needed to start making your Thanksgiving night playlist, Jake’s Take has some new music that might make it to your Turkey Day celebration playlist.   Walls by Barbra […]

Jake’s Take’s Concert Reviews: Hamish Anderson at Rockwood Music Hall

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Blues rocker Hamish Anderson traveled to New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall as a part of his East Coast tour.  A plethora of fans of all ages crowded into the Lower East Side performance venue as the “Trouble” singer-songwriter entertained through eight songs. Joining Hamish on the stage were bassist Lauren […]

Jake’s Take’s Concert Reviews: Clark Beckham at Rockwood Music Hall

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Singer-songwriter Clark Beckham brought his Year One Tour to New York City’s fabled Rockwood Music Hall. Before he took the stage, Clark spoke with VIPs for a special “Question & Answers” session where he shared his favorite tunes that are currently on his iPhone including friend Jon Bellion’s new song “John […]

Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews: Week of October 26, 2018

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com   Welcome to Jake’s Take’s New Music Releases! We have a lot of music to unpack, so let’s get this party started! Suncity by Khalid One year ago, Khalid transformed the R&B/Soul world with his epic debut album, American Teen. His debut album featured massive hits such as “Location” and “Dumb, […]

A Conversation With Singer-Songwriter Hamish Anderson

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome Blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Hamish Anderson to Jake’s Take. Inspired by the music of Keith Richards, Peter Green, and the late Tom Petty, B.B. King and Jeff Buckley, Hamish left his native home to pursue his passion for music in Los Angeles. Since arriving in […]

Jake’s Take’s Concert Reviews: Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Sir Elton John is one of my all-time favorite performers! I have been a fan of his music since I first saw The Lion King at the now-defunct Movies 10 in my hometown of Overland Park, KS in 1994. I have performed many of the legendary songs that he co-penned with […]

A Conversation with Van Alden’s Paul Abrahamian

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a privilege to welcome Paul Abrahamian to Jake’s Take. Paul came into the public eye when he first joined the cast of CBS’s hit summer competition series, Big Brother in 2016, where he went to the Season 18 finale and came in second place.  He also returned to the […]

Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews: Week of October 12, 2018

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com   Welcome to the latest edition of Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews! We have a lot of music to digest, so let’s get this party started!   A Star Is Born Soundtrack by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper The fourth incarnation of the classic film A Star is Born starring Lady […]

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