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Playing at Pete's Candy Store in Williamsburg Monday, April 13th with songwriter and cast mate, Matty Charles and friends. Doors @ 9:30 for a night of original folk material.

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“Jamie Drake is one of the most talented and amazing artists that I have worked with at PledgeMusic. Both recorded and live I have had the pleasure of watching Jamie move from strength to strength. From 'Plumbline' to 'Maple Street' being stuck for ever in my head from the first listen, discovering Jamie's music has been an amazing and rare pleasure."  Benji Rogers - Founder PledgeMusic
 
“On first listen, Drake’s songs are unmistakably good.  Upon subsequent listens, they’re brilliant.”  
Colette Weintraub - Rockisagirlsbestfriend.com
 
“Plumbline” by Jamie Drake is one of those songs that I was swept away with upon the first listen. I love songs that remind me of Emily Dickinson poems: a beautiful idea that is instantly transferred to the listener upon the first hearing, but that over time unravels itself to reveal something deeper.”  TheVinylDistrict.com
 
“I’m thrilled that I was able to find an artist of Jamie’s caliber through the LP33 Studio FastTrack competition.. I really believe that Jamie is an artist that can, and will, be around for a long time. I’m not gonna do a Jon Landau here and say I’ve seen the future of rock and it’s Jamie Drake, but I am going to say that she will be an important artist that you should all run to discover.”  
Michael Rosenblatt - LP33.tv

Jamie Drake became a familiar name in Los Angeles during her “Year Long Residency” at the hidden, Hollywood gem, Crane’s Tavern, known for growing artists like Lissie and Truth and Salvage Co. A songwriter for a father, and the constant moving from place to place has always been a part of the themes in her writing.  “Jamie is truer to the roots of those 70’s-inspired styles than any Hollywood pixie out there… Vaguely reminiscent of Jenny Lewis on stage with her motley band… closer to Adele, Florence & the Machine and other current British favorites, Drake’s vocals sway and quiver at their hardest, glide and wrench at their most vulnerable.”  - Marianna Bell (moviesmusicmayhem)
 
Jamie stumbled onto the Hotel Cafe scene and made her presence known by singing back up for resident artists - which led to appearances on several albums (Brian Wright, Sally Jaye, Joe Firstman).  She was recognized by Michael Rosenblatt (Madonna, Depeche Mode) for her songwriting ability and won a contest he was putting on at LP33.tv. One thing led to another, and she found herself working with what was to become a new kind of music platform - Pledge Music - to release her debut, “When I Was Yours,” which showed the beginning of her range of writing. “Mercurial songs like the defiant Plumbline, the ethereal Beautiful and the spectral Being Alone recall the past and present poles of the rustic cow-blues of Bob Dylan (circa John Wesley Harding) and J Tillman - very little on the album sounding remotely “modern” and would sit nicely amongst a playlist of Judee Sill, Karen Dalton, Sandy Denny and the Roches.  An accomplished album from an intriguing singer-songwriter.” (powerofpop) Jamie's music caught the eyes and ears of Academy Award-winner, Tim Robbins, who invited her to open his national and international touring for "Tim Robbins and the Rouges Gallery band." Jamie and Tim penned a song together that they sang on tour as well.
 
Jamie has enjoyed spending time teaching children how to use their imagination in the form of songwriting, performance and recording, at The Boys and Girls Club in Santa Monica. She has also had the pleasure of leading music workshops two years in a row at the rapidly growing conference - The DO Lectures - other speakers including Peter Farrelly and Maria Popova. Drake has had the honor of singing with Moby - both live and on his 2015 release. Her songwriting has been cut by American Idol Alumnus, Didi Benami, and on the 2015 release, "Revelries," by Humming House. She has had the pleasure of performing an original written for her for the indie film, “The Odd Way Home," as well as writing and performing for commercials. Songs from "When I Was Yours" have been featured on a number of television shows, including the box set for "Felicity."  Whether it is writing her next solo release, or with her writing and producing partner, AJ Minette, for their band, Nobel, she continues to aim at generating creative, heartfelt, intelligent music that will speak to an audience looking for hope and inspiration.

Jamie Drake and Matty Charles

Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St., Williamsburg

 

Jamie Drake and Matty Charles are both singer songwriters who were cast in the off Broadway, folk musical, "Lonesome Traveler." Pete's will be a night of their own folk music - joined by beloved cast members, Sylvie Davidson and Trevor Wheetman. Check out Matty Charles at www.mattycharlesmusic.com

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