Jake Cheshire
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Jake Cheshire

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Excerpts:
-"Part folk, part country-fried rock; part acoustic, part electric; part live, part sterling studio sounds, 'New Arkadelphians' sounds like it could be two bands in one.
-"The band will showcase songs from the new album, which features nine songs penned by guitarist and lead vocalist Jake Cheshire."
-"But the band's strength are the quiet, earnest acoustic numbers, like 'Girl From California' and 'Glory,'filled with underwhelming vocal charm, laced together with pristine mandolin and beautiful violin interludes."
-"' New Arkadelphians" is a wonderful recording by a fine band that plays at a hush, then whips it into a frenzy at a moment's notice." - Pensacola News Journal/Troy Moon


Discography

The New Arkadelphians LP 1993

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I used to write poems for a high school friend in exchange for help in math. He did well in English and I did better in algebra as a result of our conspiracy. I didn't start playing guitar until I was 18 years old. That happened when I had hitch hiked to Homestead, Florida to visit a friend and get a job where he worked for an avocado growing company. One night after hoeing around avocado trees all day, we ventured out into the neighborhood to meet some of Rick's friends. That's when I saw Spiffy playing a guitar and singing Rocky Raccoon to a small backyard gathering of folks. The job didn't suit me and I left after two days working and headed back to my home town, Pensacola. I dug up a guitar my Dad had bought for me and from the first chord I learned, I was writing my own lyrics and melodies. My first song was "Johnnie the Codfish". I've played my songs as a singer/songwriter and in many different bands all across the country, usually teaming up with Tim Goudy, my brother-in-law on guitar. Our most successful band being The New Arkadelphians. My many influences include Bob Dylan, The Band, Johnny Cash, Roger Miller, James Taylor, Hank Williams Sr., Tom Waits, Fred Neil, early Elton John, Jim Croce, The Kinks, and the Beatles of course-mainly John Lennon. I enjoy playing for charitable causes. I am interested in film and I enjoy writing songs about a given subject. I would love to write songs for motion pictures. My motto: Never stop!