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About Jake

Jake Bartolin is a young singer/songwriter living just north of Concord, New Hampshire. He typically writes and performs acoustic and alternative pop/rock. Drawing influence from a variety of sources, including the likes of John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Rise Against, and Chance the Rapper. His style features quick, driving acoustic guitar; beautiful, melodic embellishments; and unique lyrics and brings a new twist to the singer/songwriter stereotype.

Jake began his musical career at the young age of 17 with Railroads, a project co-written and performed with high school friend Corey Hale. Recorded in the studio/band room at Prospect Mountain High School, the 7 song EP was mixed and mastered by Jake himself on the schools ProTools setup. Railroads was released shortly before the end of that school year in June 2014. Frequenting open mic nights in the area, Jake continued writing music and honing his fast paced, acoustic style.

His first year after graduating high school, he founded his own record label, Intermod Music, and released it's first official project, 17th Street, in August of 2016. The EP combined the quick playing he'd developed at open mics, with the sounds of a full sized band, though lacked a cohesive style.

In the summer of 2018, Jake released his latest EP, Angels. A notable improvement over 17th Street that featured a mostly acoustic focused style with elements of rap and hip hop, lightly sprinkled in.