“As a child, I remember listening to my aunt and uncles sit around and play Hank Williams and Patsy Cline songs in my parent’s kitchen, I had no idea that music would make a huge impact on my life”
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, singer-songwriter (and original member of the alt-bluegrass band The Pistol Whippin’ Party Penguins) Jake Manders, started writing songs and playing guitar when we was 14. To remember them all he recorded them on a handheld tape cassette player before finally transferring them to his laptop. Today Jake has a collection of more than 200 original songs... In 2009 he started recording for his first full-length album at Slow Studios with Ben Kyle of the alt-country band Romantica. Over the two years it took to complete the album Jake invited many of his friends from the music scene to add their talent to the ongoing project. Some of the songs on the album were written during the two years in which they were recorded while others were written 5, 10 or even 15 years prior. The self titled album is due out the summer of 2011.