Rotating between the DIY community of hardworking artists in Western Massachusetts and the Texas tradition of desert songwriters, Jake Klar is an American Singer, Songwriter, Poet and Visual Artist.
“Klar’s newest album sounds like all the best parts of The Basement Tapes era Bob Dylan, shoegaze rock a la Mazzy Star, and the alt-country stylings of Wilco, but with a penchant for rugged storytelling, of all the highs and lows that life on the road has to offer.” — The Valley Advocate
An American Singer, Songwriter, Poet and Visual Artist, Klar’s home rotates between the DIY community of hardworking artists in Western Massachusetts and a Texas tradition of desert songwriters.
Klar’s first full length album “Until The Wild Fire Becomes Paradise” quietly released on October 20th, 2017:
Brawny lyricism, the vital romance of rock & roll, and a cinematic landscape swept through speakers - Until The Wild Fire Becomes Paradise is a psychedelic bricolage of modern America. Driven all-night into sun-risen blues, it dances in a smokey basement noir with an array of characters whose hearts lay on the astral line.
“Klar is the storyteller and the trickster, sneaking around the country, plucking stories to gather and disperse beauty.” — Take Magazine
From British Columbia coast down to Los Angeles, out to Austin, crosstown to Brooklyn and hazy in Buenos Aires. Until The Wild Fire was written in the journals during a two year & two month expedition for images, characters and stories of a modern American humanity.
“Steeped in the roots of many who have come before… Jake Klar is an urgent meeting of folk, roots and good old rock and roll, that carries with it the kind of unbreakable spirit that makes music of this ilk undeniably powerful.” — Gold Flake Paint
In December 2016 Klar self-published an illustrated book titled “Until The Wild Fire Becomes Paradise”. He has released two previous EP’s: 2013 “Rocks & Gravel”, and 2014 “Crescent St. Blues”.