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Jake Quillen Band with Doctor Ocular
December 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jake Quillin is a blues guitarist and singer/songwriter from the Eastern mountains of Tennessee. His music takes the mind to a place immortalized by the late greats of blues and rock and roll. Melodic and moody vocals are matched by scorching, soulful guitar solos that reach stratospheric heights. His most recent project, The Jake Quillin Band, is a bluesy, psychedelic take on soul and r&b music. Made up of Quillin on guitar and vocals, Nick Castro on bass, Zach Ross on keyboards, and Quillin’s longtime drummer Mike Lubrano. Quillin’s lyrics and melodies are reminiscent of the early Motown days, with an edge of realness that cuts through. This unmistakable authenticity, combined with unshakable rhythm, creates a rich sound that goes straight to the heart.
After spontaneously jamming at a holiday party at the end of 2016, four friends took the winter to write and play, debuting their new brand of jam rock the following April. Blending synth and guitar with drum and bass, Doctor Ocular sets original melodies and arrangements of covers with vibes from jamtronica, acid jazz, synth-pop, and roots-rock.