Making Music with Jake Haws
Ep. 99: Christmas Music 2019 (Winter Wonderland and Up on the Housetop)

Ep. 99: Christmas Music 2019 (Winter Wonderland and Up on the Housetop)

December 24, 2019

My family has a tradition of recording Christmas songs every year. Some years, we’ve done as many as 5 songs and other years we’ve only done one. This year we were pretty busy but we were still able to do two song.

For the first one, my wife and I recorded a jazzy version of Winter Wonderland with 2 vocals, acoustic guitar, bass and drums.

The 2nd features our three kids on an instrumental version of Up on the Housetop with violin, chimes and sleigh bells.

These two songs (as well as all the other songs were done over the past 13 years) are available for free on my website, jakehaws.com 

We hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays!

Ep. 98: My Favorite Albums of 2019 (Top Ten List)

Ep. 98: My Favorite Albums of 2019 (Top Ten List)

December 20, 2019

As this year wraps up, I'm sharing my favorite albums from 2019. There were a lot of great records that came out and I honestly had a hard time narrowing it down to just ten but I did, and here they are. Music includes Kishi Bashi, Vampire Weekend, David Gray, Billie Eilish, Takenobu, Vid Nelson, Angel Olsen, Big Thief, Joy Williams, and Telekinesis.

Spotify Playlist of my favorite albums of 2019: https://open.spotify.com/user/121154176/playlist/0LOwKZdZTr19Hk8iAiNI6U

Spotify Playlist of my favorite songs of 2019: https://open.spotify.com/user/121154176/playlist/4IGjRx7LoUCmBwnDpWyIYV

Visit my website: http://jakehaws.com

Ep. 97: Jack Mergist and I Write a Sequel Song to Weezer’s “Only In Dreams”

Ep. 97: Jack Mergist and I Write a Sequel Song to Weezer’s “Only In Dreams”

November 25, 2019

For this episode, I meet up with Jack Mergist. We talk about how he balances his music and film projects and we challenge ourselves to write a sequel song to the Weezer classic, "Only In Dreams."

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Ep. 96: Michael Stanley and I Jam on The Beatles

Ep. 96: Michael Stanley and I Jam on The Beatles

October 21, 2019

In this episode, Michael Stanley and I get together and jam on the Beatles.

 

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Ep. 95: Cody Butler - Interview, Performance and Song Collaboration

Ep. 95: Cody Butler - Interview, Performance and Song Collaboration

October 8, 2019

In this episode, I sit down with singer/songwriter Cody Butler (aka The Boy and His Dog aka Cody Francis). He plays some tunes and we talk about his musical endeavors and life. We also collaborate on a song together called "Moving Forward," which is about a father watching his daughter grow up.

Visit jakehaws.com for lyrics and free download of the song.

Ep. 94: Dawn Red Sun and Audrey Olivier - Interview and Music

Ep. 94: Dawn Red Sun and Audrey Olivier - Interview and Music

June 24, 2019

I'm joined by two guests, Dawn Red Sun and Audrey Olivier, originally from Germany and Switzerland, respectively. They share 3 songs they collaborated on and talk about the process of how the music came together.

Songs produced by Adam Basedow.

Visit their youtube pages for more music:

Dawn Red Sun: https://www.youtube.com/user/DawnRedSun

Audrey Olivier: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7PAbUqikduGjfrJOcBmUdA

Ep. 93: Song “Reminders” (Influenced by Nirvana Unplugged)

Ep. 93: Song “Reminders” (Influenced by Nirvana Unplugged)

June 11, 2019

In this week's episode, I highlight a song from my "50 Songs in 50 Weeks" series, influenced by the gloomy sounds of Nirvana's unplugged performance of "Something In The Way."

Ep. 92: Mike McClellan and I Create “Man on the Moon” (Modern Dance Pop Song)

Ep. 92: Mike McClellan and I Create “Man on the Moon” (Modern Dance Pop Song)

May 28, 2019

In this podcast episode, Mike McClellan and I get together and collaborate on a song. We use the "track and hook" method, which is an approach to songwriting and production used extensively in pop music. We came up with this catchy dance pop tune called "Man on the Moon."

Ep. 91: Song “Brand New Life” (Influenced by The Lumineers)

Ep. 91: Song “Brand New Life” (Influenced by The Lumineers)

May 6, 2019

This is a love song I wrote for my wife and put on my latest album, Good Grief. Influenced by The Lumineers.

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Ep. 90: Song “Thinkin Bout You” (Frank Ocean Cover)

Ep. 90: Song “Thinkin Bout You” (Frank Ocean Cover)

April 22, 2019

This week, I'm sharing an acoustic cover I recently recorded of the Frank Ocean song, "Thinkin Bout You."