Catching Up with Peter Hollens (The 2018 Edition)

By: Jacob Elyachar, I truly enjoy every time Peter Hollens visits Jake’s Take. Peter has been at the forefront of bringing A cappella music to a mainstream audience. Throughout his career, he collaborated with a plethora of performers including Brian Wilson, Home Free, Jackie Evancho, Lindsey Stirling, Sabrina Carpenter, and Sam Tsui.  Since he […]

Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews (Week of December 21, 2018)

Bruce Springsteen, Loren Gray, Matt LeGrand, Miley Cyrus, We Three, Zayn, & 5SOS close out “Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews” of 2018!

Jake’s Take’s Best of 2018: The Top 20 Songs

By: Jacob Elyachar,   It is hard to believe that 2018 is coming to a close.  Throughout this year, countless songs have been released onto our favorite music streaming platforms and were uploaded onto YouTube.  For the first time, Jake’s Take compiled a Top 20 Songs list that includes original songs, collaborations, and covers.   […]

Jake’s Take’s The Top 20 Albums of 2018

“Black Panther,” The Carters, Christina Aguilera, Dan + Shay, Peter Hollens, & more artists headline “Jake’s Take’s” Top 20 Albums of 2018.

The Five Question Challenge with Lorenzo Doryon

By: Jacob Elyachar, It is a pleasure to welcome Lorenzo Doryon to Jake’s Take. Originally from Italy, Lorenzo traveled to Los Angeles for a career in the entertainment industry.  He is a model that has a massive following Instagram with over 553 thousand followers.  Lorenzo was featured in massive national and international campaigns for […]

Jake’s Take: Early Thoughts & Predictions On The 2019 Grammy Noms

By: Jacob Elyachar, It is the most wonderful time of the year! The Recording Academy announced the artists, producers, and songwriters that have beennominated to receive a Grammy Award.  Jake’s Take looks at some of the mostcompetitive races that social media influencers and music tastemakers arealready buzzing about. We also made early predictions and […]

Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews (Week of December 7, 2018)

By: Jacob Elyachar, It is hard to believe that I wrote my second to last Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews of 2018! There has been an incredible amount of great (and at times abysmal) music that was released this year.  As usual, I have scoured the iTunes Store and the Internet to talk about […]

A Conversation with Singer-Songwriter Joel Taylor

By: Jacob Elyachar, It is a pleasure to welcome singer-songwriter Joel Taylor to Jake’s Take. The multi-instrumentalist relocated from his native Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the music industry. When he arrived in the City of Angels, Joel rented a room from renowned guitar maker James Trussart, and he […]

Jake’s Take’s Concert Reviews: Van Alden At Arlene’s Grocery

By: Jacob Elyachar, Before Paul Abrahamian became a household name on CBS’s Big Brother, he was an accomplished musician and frontman for his band, Van Alden.  2018 has been a big year for Van Alden as they released the band’s self-titled debut EP. Currently, Van Alden is traveling across North America to commemorate the […]

The Five Question Challenge with Hudson Taylor’s Alfie and Harry

By: Jacob Elyachar, It is a pleasure to welcome Hudson Taylor’s Alfie and Harry Hudson-Taylor to Jake’s Take. Since the duo released their 2015 debut album, Singing for Strangers, the Irish Americana brothers have taken the music world by storm.  This year, Hudson Taylor supported Hozier as the “Nina Cried Power” singer-songwriter traveled across […]

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