March 16, 2020
For this episode, I meet up with an old friend of mine, Drew Danburry. Drew has been playing music for nearly 20 years as a DIY solo indie folk artist, playing over 800 shows around the world and recording dozens of albums. His latest release is the excellent EP, Pallid Boy & Spindling Girl.
Some of Drew’s past releases are side projects, many of which being collaborations with other artists. One project Drew and I worked on together back in 2010 was called “Reliving the 90s,” where musicians from the Provo, Utah area covered songs from the 90s. Drew’s song was a fun take on the Vengaboys classic “Boom Boom Boom.”
My band at the time, Adding Machines, recorded a version of Weezer’s Across the Sea, which Drew sang harmony vocals on. See the rest of the videos on Youtube.
Drew and I later collaborated on a song for his 2014 album “70 Love Songs” as part of his “For all the Girls” project.
This time, Drew and I are collaborating yet again on a song for this podcast. We starting with writing a song about sleep, which sort of morphed into a song about the joys and pains of being a parent. It’s called “Goldie (for Dave and Cami).”
To read the lyrics and hear the song by itself, visit:
February 20, 2020
This episode marks a special occasion because it's the 100th episode! I started this podcast at the beginning of 2016 it’s now just past the 4 year anniversary of putting this out. It's been a blast sharing what I'm working on musically with you and collaborating with guests.
So, I thought a lot about what I wanted to do for the 100th episode to make it special so I decided I would talk about sort of my journey as a musician and how creating music has evolved for me over the years. Hopefully it gives some insight into why I do what I do and maybe it will be of some help to you as you travel on your own creative journey.
Visit jakehaws.com to download the songs from the episode.
Visit thefabfolk.com for more on my folk duo.
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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!
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
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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October 21, 2019
In this episode, Michael Stanley and I get together and jam on the Beatles.
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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.
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."
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."