The Bluegrass Situation: Roots Culture Redefined

3×3: Jake La Botz on Bertolt Brecht, Blind Boy Fuller, and a Hopeful Amount of Laundry

Apr 12, 2017

Artist: Jake La Botz
Hometown: Nashville, but originally from Chicago
Latest Album: Sunnyside
Personal Nicknames: Jake (real name Jakob)


Almost home! #nashvillehereicome #musichwy

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What song do you wish you had written?

“I Think It’s Going to Rain Today” — Randy Newman

Who would be in your dream songwriter round?

How many in a “round”? I don’t think I’ve been to one yet. I’m going to guess six. Hank Williams, Thomas A. Dorsey, Bertolt Brecht, Skip James, Lou Reed, Henry Mancini.

If you could only listen to one artist’s discography for the rest of your life, whose would you choose?

Blind Boy Fuller


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How often do you do laundry?

I own approximately two weeks worth of clothes. So, hopefully, not more than two weeks.

What was the last movie that you really loved?

The Lobster

If you could re-live one year of your life, which would it be and why?

You stopped my mind with that one. Sorry, I can’t come up with an answer!


San Diego: playing here at 10pm TONIGHT

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What’s your go-to comfort food?

Thai or tacos

Which Whiskey is your favorite — Scotch, Tennessee, Myers, Shivers, or Gentry?

The most expensive one. I’m too cheap to buy it. Keeps me sober.

Mustard or mayo?

Spicy mustard

Photo credit: Joshua Black Wilkins

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