Jake Sorgen

We kicked off this year’s Live Music Week with an acoustic, unplugged bang on The Coffee House this morning. Jake Sorgen, Cambridge-based singer-songwriter extraordinaire was ready to go bright and early for a live Coffee House Mini Concert. Jake has a new album coming out in early April called Sudden Myth, which he played three songs from in the WERS studios. Jake’s songs aren’t your usual three chords, verse-chorus-bridge-chorus affair – he spins tales and sings long-form poems that tell a story. His writing is influenced not just by his life here in Boston, but his world travels in Europe and his home in Woodstock, New York. Jake weaves his lyrics in and around intricate fingerpicking patterns, but not at the expense of the occasional full-on power chord chorus. Sudden Myth is the first LP from Jake, but he’s no newcomer to songwriting: over the last few years, in order to get to the songs on Myth, he wrote over 300 others. We expect big things to come for Jake Sorgen.

by Martin Grossinger

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