The Jake Ash Band

The Jake Ash Band

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
BandCountryRock

JAB's sound is unique, incorporating modern and traditional country with northeast flavored rock to produce incredibly catchy, original music that makes you instantly want to sing along!

Biography

With a song catalog of over 150 covers + 21 originals (and counting!), The Jake Ash Band is making a name for themselves across the New England country music scene!

The Jake Ash Band was originally formed in 2013 by four Brockton, MA firefighters who wanted to play some country music on their days off. This quickly turned into a more serious endeavor and just like that, a band was formed! Needing a name for the band, the guys decided on Jake Ash.The name is a play on words combining "Jake", which is a common nickname for firefighters, and "Ash" which together with Jake, pays homage to country legend Johnny Cash, or as it is, J. Cash, who was a huge musical influence on a couple of the guys in the band while growing up! 

It wasn't long before they realized they needed a polished lead singer - and they knew just the guy! Who could fit in with a bunch of firefighters better than a guy who drives a beer truck on his day job?!? Ken Snow has been part of the Massachusetts music scene for 20 years and has built a huge and loyal following. He instantly said yes after being approached with the idea of fronting a country band. Country music was really beginning to explode in the northeast back in 2013, and as a lifelong fan of the genre he was more than excited to give it a go! 

Due to time constraints and a hectic gig schedule, only 1 of the original firefighters is still with JAB - bassist/songwriter and founding member, Paul Gardner. In 2015 JAB welcomed Renae Mansfield, a fiddle playing Paramedic from Buffalo, NY. Renae brought a new dynamic to JAB...she shares co-lead singer duty with Ken! The addition of Renae has been incredible. The fans love her and what she brings to JAB. Her soulful harmonies, coupled with Ken's voice have been a huge hit and leaves everyone wanting more!

Following the departure of their lead guitarist in May 2016 JAB asked guitarist Paul Talkowski of Hanover to audition and play a gig or two. After learning 40 songs in just over 1 week, Paul played his first show with JAB and the results were amazing! The band immediately extended him an offer to join after only one show, abandoning the idea of auditioning anyone else! Paul has been playing guitar for over 25 years and his style and personality meshed perfectly with what JAB has established. 

Drummer Dennis Cadorette has played and recorded with many of greater Boston's finest musicians and brings over 20 years of professional experience to JAB!

JAB's newest member is  keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Mark Silvia. Mark is a Berklee grad and also full time EMT in Brockton, MA! His backing vocals and knowledge of music have brought the band to a new level...not to mention the fact that he can play over 20 instruments!


Paul G. and Ken have written over 20 original country songs, some of which have been featured regularly on 101.7 The Bull's Backyard Country and Country 102.5 in Boston, Cape Country 104 and numerous internet radio stations and podcasts! 

In December 2017, JAB released their debut EP, "Quick JAB". Recorded at Stillpoint Sound with well known New England producer Brad McCarthy, they put out 5 songs included their first single "The Tailgate Song" and their most popular song to date, "25 Again".  With songs being written each week by all of the members of JAB during our "Sunday Songwriting Sessions", expect to hear a lot of new music in the future!

February of 2018 brought the band their biggest achievement to date, when they were selected as one of the 7 finalists for "Last Band Standing" which is produced by The New England Music Awards. Over 30 bands were invited to compete in one of 5 preliminary rounds, with the finals being held March 31st at The Hard Rock Cafe in Boston!

What started out as a fun hobby has turned into a lifestyle. With new fans gained at each gig and the word of mouth spreading like wildfire, JAB plays throughout New England at various music venues as well as bars, music festivals, and private functions! 


Set List

Recent set list, edited to fit into this space. We currently have a catalog of over 120 songs, including 15 originals, which is constantly being updated, playing over 40 songs per gig.

Set 1
Shotgun Rider
What Was I Thinking
Downtown
Friend Of A Friend
Stay A Little Longer
Dirt On My Boots
Lovin' You Easy
My Church
Seein' Red
Somewhere On A Beach
Song For Another Time
Jackson
Mountain Music

Set 2
I Love This Life
Mama's Broken Heart
H.O.L.Y.
Drink In My Hand
Castaway
Boondocks
Before He Cheats
Setting The World On Fire
The Tailgate Song
Wasted Time
Young And Crazy
Bottoms Up
Head Over Boots

Set 3
Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)
Here For The Party
That's My Kinda Night
Ex's And Oh's

SOB

She's Country
Country Girl
Shipping Up To Boston
Chicken Fried