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As you, my fans, know I’m scheduled to play in Greensboro, North Carolina this Sunday. As we also know, North Carolina has just passed HB2, which the media are referring to as the “bathroom” law. HB2 — known officially as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act — dictates which bathrooms transgender people are permitted to use. Just as important, the law also attacks the rights of LGBT citizens to sue when their human rights are violated in the workplace. No other group of North Carolinians faces such a burden. To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress. Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments. Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th. Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.
Jake Clemons continues on the World Tour with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. The tour started in January in Pittsburgh and has wound it’s way across North America. March 28th at Madison Square Gardens saw Bruce, Jake and E Street at the top of their game…There was a special feeling in the building and both the band and the audience gave it their all. Highlights were Drive All Night (with the Gardens lit up by thousands of cell phones) to the tour debut of Meeting Across The River right into Jungleland which Jake brought the house down with!
What a night…What a tour…and they are just getting started!
Here’s how it works
STEP 1 You have a house or loft space that can comfortably and safely host 40-70 people. A place with a big living room, finished basement or other interior space would be ideal. Sorry we can’t do these shows outside. There needs to be enough parking nearby and your neighbors should be cool. It would be a huge bummer if someone called the cops because of all the extra cars and people coming to your house. You probably shouldn’t do this if you live in a small apartment with a bunch of uptight neighbors or a cranky landlord.
STEP 2 The shows will not be open to the public and no tickets will be sold at the door. We’ll pre-sell a set number of tickets for each show on Jake’s website before the show. Be realistic on how many people your place can hold. We need to know how many tickets we can sell in advance. We’ve found that 40-70 people is what the average living room can hold.
STEP 3 There will be no reselling or third-party tickets sales. All tickets sales are direct to fans from us. Limit 4 tickets per person. We want everyone to have the same chance of getting tickets.
STEP 4 We’ll create a Facebook event for each show and will make the host an Admin for the event so you can easily invite your friends and help us spread the word.
STEP 5 The host can have up to 5 additional free tickets for the show. If you have other friends who want to come to the show you can direct them to the link to buy tickets on-line.
STEP 6 You don’t need any sort of sound system. All you need is a small space for Jake to preform and some kind of ambient lighting like a lamp on coffee table, floor lamp, etc.
STEP 7 Your home address will not be published on the web and will only be given to people who purchase tickets.
STEP 8 The shows will be promoted on Jake’s website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and word-of-mouth.
STEP 9 There will be no opening acts on the living room shows.
How to submit your house:
email email@example.com this info:
a. Your address.
b. A few photos of your living room.
c. Please put “Jake Clemons Living Room Show” and the name of your city in the subject line.
LAST PIECE OF THE PUZZLE
Sit tight and we’ll get back to as soon as possible if we can book the show at your house.
“I’m really thrilled to be able to do this benefit show while I’m in town,” Clemons said in an interview with the Daily Press this week. “I often consider myself to be one of the luckiest musicians in the world.”
“Jake Clemons didn’t join Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in 2012 to become the Little Big Man…”
Read More: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2014/03/13/nephew-of-big-man-settles-into-his-place-beside-the-boss.html
“The younger Clemons had occasionally sat in with the E Street Band and had gone on to play with The Roots, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Will Smith, The Israelites and The Swell Season.”
Read More: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11211581
“I in no way feel, expect or hope to have replaced Clarence.
“That’s not a word that I would ever use.
“For me, it’s filling the role from a place of need.
“Clarence’s mission, as the job was communicated to me, was just to bring spirit, love and joy to the world.
Read More: http://www.maitlandmercury.com.au/story/2102008/e-street-sax-player-clemons-fills-big-shoes/?cs=12
A podcast/interview with Jon Grayson
Listen Here: http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2014/01/20/overnight-america-podcast-january-20th-2014-debbie-mandell-jake-clemons/
“It’s hard to argue with Jake Clemons’ philosophy regarding the music he plays in his car.
“I own a ’62 Buick and I don’t play anything newer than that decade in the car,” Clemons said.
It’s about staying true to your rock ’n’ roll roots while moving forward.”
Read more: http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20140110/ENT/301100020?gcheck=1&nclick_check=1
“…at the Stone Pony this weekend, where Jake will headline a bill that also includes Michelle Moore & the Alliance Singers. It’s Saturday night, January 11 — Clarence’s birthday, also officially known as Clarence Clemons Day in New Jersey — and a limited number of tickets are available through Ticketmaster. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Little Kids Rock.
Read more: http://backstreets.com/newsarchive66.html
“It’s not every day that a former Christopher Newport University student gets to rock out on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” but today is that day. Jake Hull, a multi-instrumentalist formerly with the band Momentary Prophets, will be part of the group backing the broadcast’s musical guest, Jake Clemons.
Tune in starting at 11:35 p.m. on NBC to catch the performance. [Update Jan. 9: Here’s the video of last night’s show. Clemons’ performance comes in at the 36:19 mark]”
Read more: http://www.dailypress.com/entertainment/music/mix-position-blog/dp-jake-clemons-to-play-jay-leno-tonight-with-support-from-cnu-grad-jake-hull-20140108,0,7690469.story
“Jake Clemons has released his latest EP Embracing Light. Clemons is known for being a jack of all trades when it comes to musicianship. He can play guitar, drums, saxophone and he writes all of his own music. From start to finish, the work on Embracing Light is Clemons.”
Read more: http://thecelebritycafe.com/reviews/2013/12/jake-clemons-releases-embracing-light#eklC7rDMFER14l5p.99
“Calling Jake Clemons the Little Big Man may hit a bit close to home, but the nephew of the late Clarence Clemons has certainly established a featured spot in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band — playing his uncle’s horns, no less — and is now giving the world an early taste of his own music.”
Read more: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/5819939/jake-clemons-releases-ep-talks-new-bruce-springsteen-album
“Jake Clemons is coming back to town. Over the summer, you may have seen him onstage playing saxophone with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band during their five- gig Irish run. This time around, Clemons is snaking his way around the country with his own band under his own steam without the Springsteen hullabaloo”
Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/jake-clemons-no-springs-attached-1.1610614
“The first notes cue up, you sit back and enjoy the journey you’re about to take. The first thing you hear on the opening track of Song For Hope is a beautiful piano from Brett Mayer which gives you a little New York State Of Mind tease then the guitar kicks in. Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to Embracing Light.”
“Jake Clemons, the nephew of the late Clarence Clemons and his replacement as the E Street Band’s lead saxophonist, is standing in a Manhattan rehearsal hall with his solo band when he picks up a familiar instrument. “This is the sax that Clarence used on ‘Blood Brothers,’ ” says Jake, 33. “But it wasn’t his main instrument – I call that one Excalibur. It’s probably the most important saxophone in the world.”
“Anyone who thought that just because Jake Clemons replaced his late uncle Clarence as saxophone player in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band that he would sound like him — or even be him — in a solo concert Monday at Sellersville Theater 1894 was sadly mistaken.”
JAKE TAKES MANHATTAN
“Jake Clemons and his band played to a sold-out crowd Monday night at Rockwood Music Hall’s Stage 2, a cozy room on Manhattan’s Lower East Side….”
I’m super excited to share my newest single “You Must Be Crazy” with you all. Currently you can stream it from my new website, but you should definitely check back soon or (even better) signup for the guest list to be the first to know how to get the song for free! There’s lots of cool stuff coming down the pipeline so stay tuned.
Launch day! My team and I have put a lot of time and work into building this new website and we’re excited to finally share it with you – I hope you love it as much as I do! We built this with you in mind. I love connecting with everyone and this website gives us lots of ways to do just that.
Speaking of connecting – at the bottom of the screen you’ll notice a tab that says “CONNECT”. When you click the tab it’ll give you links to my Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and a way to sign up for the guest list! The guest list will give you special access to exclusive news and content. We can also connect on Instagram if you click any of the pics on this site they’ll take you directly to my IG site (you can also find me @JakeClemons).
Check back often since we’ll be adding new tour dates, new content and making other exciting announcements. Oh and definitely check out some of the new MERCH too!
This is only the beginning and I’m looking forward to an amazing journey! See you all soon…
“I need to be able to engage people; that’s where I flourish.” – Jake Clemons
There's the hair, then there are the glasses, but ultimately there is a person who is a magnet for positive energy, emotion, and creating stories. While he feels a deep connection to his past – Jake Clemons continues to make a deep connection in the present by living life to it’s fullest through a musical journey. If you take the mysterious, rugged side of Johnny Cash and mix it with the soulful down to earth love child of Bruce Springsteen and Clarence Clemons – shaken not stirred of course – you end up with the unique and talented Jake Clemons. He plays the guitar, sax, piano, and drums, he writes music, he sings, he loves rock ‘n roll!
If you are still wondering who Jake Clemons is then consider that he has shared the stage with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, The Swell Season, The Roots, and Eddie Vedder to name a few. This is the roster of a man who is leaving a legacy of storytelling.
Jake lives on a perpetual world tour, constantly releasing new music and engaging his growing fan base.