Jake Armerding performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Jake Armerding performs 'Musicland' from his 2018 album, 'Sweet Octave,' live in the studio of Radio Heartland. (Mary Mathis | MPR)
Play/Pause
Listen:
Jake Armerding performs at Radio Heartland (full session + interview)
Download MP3
| 00:29:43
  • Jake Armerding performs at Radio Heartland (full session + interview) 29:43
  • Jake Armerding - Musicland (Live at Radio Heartland) 05:25
  • Jake Armerding - Hipster Lullaby (Live at Radio Heartland) 05:09
  • Jake Armerding - Gumboots (Live at Radio Heartland) 03:16

"Music allows us to see things that are beautiful, and to recognize things that are true."

That's a direct quote from Boston musician Jake Armerding after I told him that one of his songs makes me happy. He's so right.

I was reacting to a song Jake and his trio played live in the studio in a session this week to promote the release of his new album, Sweet Octave. Jake is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, and the album focuses on songs Jake has written using the octave violin — which is nearly the same size as a violin, but has thicker strings and is tuned an octave below standard violin tuning. The result gives the instrument more of a cello-like sound at times.

Jake visited the Radio Heartland studio for a session where he did a couple of songs from the album and one that stood alone.

Songs Performed


"Musicland"
"Hipster Lullaby"
"Gumboots"

Personnel


Jake Armerding - octave violin, mandolin, vocals
Matt Patrick - bass
Dan Lawonn - cello

Hosted and produced by Mike Pengra
Engineered by Michael Demark and Adam Biel
Visuals by Mary Mathis

External Link

Jake Armerding - Bandcamp

3 Photos

  • Jake Armerding performs in the Radio Heartland studio
    Jake Armerding performs in the Radio Heartland studio. (Mary Mathis | MPR)
  • Jake Armerding performs in the Radio Heartland studio
    Jake Armerding performs in the Radio Heartland studio. (Mary Mathis | MPR)
  • Jake Armerding performs in the Radio Heartland studio
    Jake Armerding performs in the Radio Heartland studio. (Mary Mathis | MPR)