Ep. 32: Song “Underwater” (Influenced by Sigur Ros)

January 23, 2017

This episode's song is influenced by the Icelandic band, Sigur Ros. Visit jakehaws.com for lyrics and more details.


Ep. 31: Instrumental “Slumberland” (Music for an Introspective Film Scene)

January 16, 2017

For today’s episode, I'm sharing with you a instrumental piano piece I starting writing back when I was about 14. It's actually one of my first pieces of music. Over the years, I've modified it a bit and added parts to make it longer but the main theme has stayed about the same.

About a year ago, I decided it would be a good idea to record it in case any film makers wanted to use it for a scene. I kind of imagine it being a used for an introspective sequence like if one of the characters were laying in bed about to fall asleep or someone has a relative pass away and they are trying to cope with the loss.

I recorded it with the upright piano in our living room. I added some string and ethereal sounding parts with the keyboard along with melodica part to add some texture (which sounds a bit like an accordion). I'm pleased with the way it turned out. Hopefully one day, I'll be able to get it into a movie!

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Ep. 30: Song “Have I Loved You” (Influenced by The Beatles)

January 9, 2017

This week's song, "Have I Loved You" is influenced by the Beatles. Visit jakehaws.com for lyrics and more info.


Ep. 29: Listening Party “Revolver: An Acoustic Tribute” by The Fab Folk (Beatles Covers)

January 2, 2017

For this episode, I'm doing something a little different. I play is a duo that covers Beatles songs called "The Fab Folk" (along with my friend, Matt Weidauer) and earlier this year, in honor of it's 50th anniversary, we performed the Beatles' album "Revolver" in it's entirety. This lead to the idea of recording a full album of these songs. So now for this listening party, I'm going to play each song and give you some commentary to go with it.

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Ep. 28: Song “I Get By” (Influenced by John Vanderslice)

December 26, 2016

For this week's episode, I break apart my song, "I Get By" (Song Exploder style) so you can hear the individual parts and how they came together to make this recording (spoiler alert: there's beatboxing!). This song was influenced by John Vanderslice. Visit jakehaws.com for lyrics and more info.


Ep. 27: More Christmas Songs - Angels We Have Heard On High and Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel

December 19, 2016

A few week’s ago on Episode 24, I shared some of the favorite christmas songs my wife and I have recorded over the years. I promised there were more songs on the way and so now, here they are: folky/bluegrass take on Angels We Have Heard On High and a slow, serious version of Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel.

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Ep. 26: Favorite Music of 2016 - Top Ten Albums

December 12, 2016

Listen to my selections for the best music of 2016, including Radiohead, Chris Staples, The Lumineers, Parker Millsap, Blind Pilot, Wilco, Kishi Bashi, American Football, Childish Gambino, and The Head and the Heart. Visit jakehaws.com for more.


Ep. 25: Song “I Don’t Know” (Influenced by Bob Marley)

December 5, 2016

This week's song is influenced by Bob Marley. Visit jakehaws.com for more info.


Ep. 24: Christmas Songs

November 28, 2016

This week's episode is devouted to Christmas songs! My wife and I have a tradition of recording Christmas songs every year and I've picked out a handful of my favorites for your listening pleasure. Visit jakehaws.com to hear more.


Ep. 23: Song “Dad” (Influenced by Drew Danburry)

November 21, 2016

This week's song is about being a Dad. It's influenced by Drew Danburry. Visit jakehaws.com for lyrics and more info.