There seems to be a new crop of very young, very talented folk songwriters and I’m happy to have found a few of them, and some of which have found me. Either way, I’m really excited to have gotten to hear Amherst Massachusetts by way of Woodbury Connecticut’s Jake Klar.
I’d say budding young troubadour Jake Klar’s music can be described as quite reminiscent of Joe Pug, it’s pretty simple, add some Appalachian folk feel, weeping steel guitars, finger picking and a voice that’s far beyond his years and you get Jake Klar. Now, just because I’m boiling him down to those simple core concepts doesn’t for a second mean he’s not worth listening to. Because, he most certainly is. Klar’s raspy deep voice reminds of Dylan, or a little like Kristian Matsson (Tallest Man on Earth). His music is definitely in the crooning troubadour fashion, it feels lonely, a little sad, but his voice soothes the ear, and the subtle guitar draws you in with warm, down-home tones. Check out single “Where I’ll Be Tonight,” straight from his self titled EP which was recently released.
Grab his new EP which is free on bandcamp, and expect to hear more of his music here, in the future.