Rockin’ Jake

Since his 1996 debut Let’s Go Get ‘Em, blues harp player Rockin’ Jake has been a prominent fixture on the New Orleans scene. Besides fronting his own blues band, he’s also a tour veteran who has backed everyone from soul legend Oliver Morgan to G. Love & Special Sauce. Rockin’ Jake’s latest offering, Full-Time Work, finds the four-time OffBeat magazine Best Blues Harmonica Player award winner in rare form, teaming up with members from fellow Crescent City acts the Funky Meters and Galactic as well as Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. Yet Rockin’ Jake’s blistering brand of blues harp isn’t the only thing that has fans licking their chops; he’s also an award-winning barbecue connoisseur with his own line of sauces. With a résumé that includes both barbecue and the blues, it’s likely that Rockin’ Jake will feel right at home in Kansas City.

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