Jes & Jakob

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This Modern acoustic group pairs a love for traditional genius with innovative instincts. The result is a fresh, cohesive catalog of music distinguished by playful twang, artful arrangements, and tight, thick harmonies.
— NORTHWEST MUSIC SCENE
 

Jes Raymond and Jakob Breitbach have been traveling the world making music together for 10 years. This last year their hearts exploded with inspiration after passing through the portal into new parenthood. They have distilled the essence of their musical partnership into a sound that honors the geniuses of chemistry, tradition and innovation. They are a powerful duet, combining skillful flatpicking and clawhammer banjo with virtuosic fiddle and time polished harmonies. Backed by a rotating cast of talented believers, or on their own, Jes and Jakob draw from the deep well of American Roots music for a modern sound that aims to truly stir the spirit with light-hearted rusticity, haunting elegance, and so much soul. 

The best country folk warble since Victoria Williams
— Yakima Herald

The Blackberry Bushes

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Jes Raymond writes and sings songs that connect the day to day with the muses of wonder and myth. "The Blackberry Bushes" is the modern string band collective centered around those songs and her long time collaboration with fiddler Jakob Breitbach. Together, They fall somewhere between Stevie Nicks and The Infamous Stringdusters.

 The Bushes have that rare magic that allows them to fuse voices from many genres into an acoustic instrumentation that retains distinct threads of sonic color. Affectionatly known as a "rotating cast of talented believers", they take Jes & Jakob's artful arrangments to an all out revival. Elements of jazz, classical, pop, gospel, and bluegrass saturate the sound that is buoyant, bold, and like their thorny namesake, rooted and growing, growing, growing.