https://24hourconcerts.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=722 The Burren
247 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144
Alcohol, Art, Date Idea, Food, Music, Party, Performing Arts, Social Good
At the end of a long day traversing the White Mountains, when the sun has laid down behind the horizon and the shush of the forest descends, there’s a certain feeling that builds around the campfire. When Drew and Stu started Jake Swamp and The Pine, this is the kind of moment they wanted to capture.
Since forming at the end of 2018, Jake Swamp and The Pine have performed relentlessly around their native Somerville, playing shows at The Middle East, Toad, Lizard Lounge, The Burren, City Winery, and Nightshift Brewery’s Brite Lites Music Festival in addition to partnering with SoFar Sounds for a number of concerts. Recently, the band finished 2020 with two nominations at the Boston Music Awards (Americana Act of The Year, Drew Zieff for Vocalist of The Year).
The duo prides itself on creating a full and energetic live sound using only guitar, mandolin, vocals, and foot percussion. Their songs range from powerful acoustic anthems to knee-slapping hoedowns to slow and somber waltzes, drawing on diverse influences from the Americana, folk, singer-songwriter, bluegrass, and jam band traditions. With a collection of original songs and covers of artists spanning The Grateful Dead to Stan Rogers to Bill Monroe, there’s always something to stomp, clap, or holler along to. Following the release of their freshman EP in May 2019, their music has been featured on WERS 88.9, WXRV 92.5, WATD 95.9, and WDST 100.1.