Jake Russell Band
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Jake Russell Band

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"Hidden Gem"

The Jake Russell Band and Platte River Rain played to a packed crowd. Rain, a two-person band fronted by singer Ashley Rayne Boe, played an energetic set led by Boe’s strong, soulful vocals. The Jake Russell Band, also a two-person outfit, employed discarded cardboard wrapping paper tubes for percussion in addition to accordion and guitar to create a quirky mix of music and performance art. The set ended with one band member lying on the floor covering himself in scraps of paper and cardboard. How the performance was received was hard to tell but one gets the feeling Incognito may be a place to see artists trying out new or edgier material.

Full Article available at:
http://www.omahacityweekly.com/article.php?id=4628 - Omaha City Weekly


December (2006)
Three Becomes Four (2007)



"So Josh, I read this segment from the Rosarium Phisophorum and I felt this powerful emotive connection. I was thinking maybe you could sing it over this two-chord bridge."

Thus started the Jake Russell Band's latest LP, Three Becomes Four, a concept album that fuses the process of self-actualization with alchemy.

The Jake Russell Band is a two-man outfit that works by means of internal integration to draw connections to current events, spirituality, and their own life experiences.

Just as every LP is a loosely conceptualized entity of its own, so their live performances echo a broader theme. Performances piece traditional folk movements with louder rock-out songs or experimental noisemaking, ranging from acoustic guitars flung over members heads' to beating green buckets with coat hangers. Throw a treasured E-hat and the ever-so-ominous Box Monster into the mix and one begins to get a sense of the theatrics that go into these performances.

What started entirely as a folk project by Jake Russell in 2005 has since culminated with the help of Josh Koleszar into what the Omaha City Weekly called a "quirky blend of music and performance art."