Date: Sunday 20 August 2017
Big Rude Jake, (Jake Hiebert) has been playing their special brand of
Blues and Jazz across Canada, the US and Europe for decades. Jake
writes the tunes, with a special emphasis on composing compelling and
thoughful lyrics. When performing at smaller venues like the Mahtay,
Jake likes to keep it simple and intimate, usually with just himself
or one other musician, allowing the audience to really “dig in to” the
songs. His notable fingerpicking guitar style gives his already
unique brand of music an even further distinction.
As for Jake himself, well, he’s not that big and he’s not at all rude.
From his start on the Toronto Alternative music scene, through his
time on the New York Swing music scene, from playing Jazz in France to
laying down the Blues in his new home of Hamilton ON, Jake’s singular
purpose has always been to make music that leaves people feeling happy
to be alive.