*CANCELED* The Drew Young Band

Jake Thistle

Thursday, July 18, 2024
Doors: 6pm | Show: 8:30pm
$12 advance | $15 day of show


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The Drew Young Band has been around in one form or another for the better part of 2 decades. Drew has been crisscrossing the globe soaking up stories and experiences and translating the human experience into songs of longing, love, loss and learning. Drew has been co/writing with some of the top writers across the globe and is constantly writing, touring and recording. During the Lockdown of 2020, with life of the road no longer an option, Drew began a comprehensive reinvention and spent a full year writing and recording music. It was at this time that Drew also realized that alcohol was no longer serving his life . ” Hence, the name of the new Album “ Bourbon and Bad Decisions. ” This decision has proven to be a huge creative win and the joys of sobriety continue to grow daily. A series of Nashville recording session, with some of the top session players in Music City, resulted in 60 completed songs. Drew has been releasing the songs as singles and to date there has been an aggregate of over 3 Million streams across his catalog and the numbers continue to grow. Drew has been ramping up his live appearances . With shows in New Orleans, Mississippi, Atlanta, New York and all points in between. The international road beckoned with some of the highlights being the Maverick Festival, and The Long Road Festival in the UK, Live at Heart in Sweden, Camden Club, The Green Note and The Bedford in London, UK and multiple appearances around the UK. Refreshingly honest, defiantly original and always mercurial and insightful, Drewʼs music is sure to connect and resonate.
Based in New Jersey, singer/songwriter Jake Thistle has been entertaining audiences for years. Jake, now 19, has been hired to perform in Europe and across the US, and for crowds of thousands at major music events. His first studio single, Ghosted Road, garnered the Best Americana Song of 2022 Award from Indie Boulevard Magazine, and the Hollywood Sentinel had this to say about Thistle's follow-up single, The Dreamer: "JAKE has it all. The looks, the voice, the talent, and even a great song here...be prepared to be blown away." Jake has been featured on CBS News, Variety, Billboard, American Songwriter Magazine, BBC Radio, The Record, WCBS FM, NYC's Q104.3 FM, Norman's Rare Guitars, All Guitar Network, and a wide range of other news outlets. And already in his young career, Jake has played with legends like Ron Blair and Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Jim Keltner (Traveling Wilburys, Bob Dylan), Earl Slick (David Bowie/John Lennon), Jon Herington (Steely Dan), Mark Whitfield (Sting), Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan), GE Smith, Jesse Malin, Low Cut Connie, Carmen Vandeberg (Jeff Beck), John Hiatt, Anton Fig (Warren Zevon), Severo (The Smithereens), Alex and Roy Orbison Jr, Chris Stills, Jeff Slate (Rolling Stone), Willie Nile, Lou Pallo (Les Paul), Eddie Brigati (Rascals), Johnny Farina (Santo and Johnny), and many, many other great musicians. Jake has been on bills with the likes of Jackson Browne, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder, Roger McGuinn, Steve Earle, Tom Morello, The Lumineers, Wilco, among other Hall Of Famers. Along the way, Jake has picked the musical brains of rock royalty, such as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Steve Winwood and many other influential artists. Moreover, Jake has personally raised hundreds of thousands for a variety of charitable organizations through an extensive range of fundraising performances, and has contributed music to events that raised millions. In recognition of those efforts, Jake was recently named an official artist for WhyHunger's Artists Against Hunger and Poverty, alongside legends like Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Brandi Carlisle and Carlos Santana. He was also honored with a special service award from the American Cancer Society for his significant contributions to the cause through his music.