Jake Hiebert is a lyricist, songwriter, singer, musician, bandleader and history buff with a diverse array of influences.
Father of the 'swing punk' sound, and noted for his skill as a blues shouter and raconteur, he's especially drawn to the roots of American music. You'll hear blues, jazz, swing, rockabilly, jump, gospel, folk and fingerpicking ragtime guitar. Add a sharp wit and a little cabaret, and you've got Big Rude Jake.
Over the past year, Jake has launched 3 albums within a 7 month period.
The enthusiastically crowd-funded live album, LIVE AND OUT LOUD, launched October 3rd, 2012. It's Jake's 6th 'official' release. Numbers 7 and 8 were not far behind.
Rockabilly band, Tennessee Voodoo Coupe's 2nd album launched at Viva Las Vegas 2013.
The release of Blue Mercury Coupe's 6 piece retro punk recording followed just a few weeks later at the El Mocambo in Toronto.
Hello and Welcome Back!
It's been a few years, but Big Rude Jake is finally back in business!
Thanks for stopping by and checking out the new web-site. Eventually we will build a real fancy-pants site with all the bells and whistles, but for now, we just want you to know that Jake is back and this is the place to find out where he's playing. Very shortly, you will be able to buy all of your favorite BRJ songs in a downloadable format directly from here!
For you newbees, Big Rude Jake is a musical phenomenon from Toronto, a powerful songwriter and a masterful entertainer who works primarily in the genres of Jazz, Swing and Blues. He has toured the world, playing his original songs to enthusiastic crowds everywhere.