Rank #1: Ep. 60: Christmas Song – Little Drummer Boy
When my wife and I first married, we started a tradition of recording Christmas songs every year. Sometimes it's just one song and other years, we've recorded as many as five. We've kept it up for 11 years now, totaling 24 songs. This year, we recorded "Little Drummer Boy." I sang lead vocals, played acoustic guitar, bass, mandolin, tamborine, and cajon. My wife, Melissa sang harmony vocals. Our three kids joined in and played cajon and sang backing vocals. It was a fun song to put together. I hope you enjoy it and have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
Dec 22 2017
Rank #2: Ep. 91: Song "Brand New Life" (Influenced by The Lumineers)
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Rank #3: Ep. 88: Song "Humans" (Mellow Indie Rock Instrumental)
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Rank #5: Ep. 62: Song “Lounging Around” (Influenced by Bossa Nova Music)
Jan 11 2018
Rank #6: Ep. 94: Dawn Red Sun and Audrey Olivier - Interview and Music
I'm joined by two guests, Dawn Red Sun and Audrey Olivier, originally from Germany and Switzerland, respectively. They share 3 songs they collaborated on and talk about the process of how the music came together.
Songs produced by Adam Basedow.
Visit their youtube pages for more music:
Dawn Red Sun: https://www.youtube.com/user/DawnRedSun
Audrey Olivier: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7PAbUqikduGjfrJOcBmUdA
Jun 24 2019
Rank #7: Ep. 93: Song "Reminders" (Influenced by Nirvana Unplugged)
In this week's episode, I highlight a song from my "50 Songs in 50 Weeks" series, influenced by the gloomy sounds of Nirvana's unplugged performance of "Something In The Way."
Jun 11 2019
Rank #8: Ep. 92: Mike McClellan and I Create "Man on the Moon" (Modern Dance Pop Song)
In this podcast episode, Mike McClellan and I get together and collaborate on a song. We use the "track and hook" method, which is an approach to songwriting and production used extensively in pop music. We came up with this catchy dance pop tune called "Man on the Moon."
May 28 2019
Rank #9: Ep. 87: Song “The Last Waltz” (Influenced by Arcade Fire)
Apr 01 2019
Rank #10: Ep. 95: Cody Butler - Interview, Performance and Song Collaboration
In this episode, I sit down with singer/songwriter Cody Butler (aka The Boy and His Dog aka Cody Francis). He plays some tunes and we talk about his musical endeavors and life. We also collaborate on a song together called "Moving Forward," which is about a father watching his daughter grow up.
Visit jakehaws.com for lyrics and free download of the song.
Oct 08 2019
Rank #11: Ep. 59: Favorite Music of 2017 - Top Ten Albums
In this episode, I highlight my favorite music of the year including songs from Dr. Dog, Dan Auerbach, Jeff Tweedy, Asgeir, Mac Demarco, LCD Soundsystem, Iron & Wine, Morning Teleportation, Spoon and Jason Isbell.
Visit http://jakehaws.com/ep-59-favorite-music-of-2017-top-ten-albums/ for more info on this episode.
Dec 11 2017
Rank #12: Ep. 89: Modern Disco Song "This is Who We Are" (collaboration with Dawn Red Sun)
For this episode, I break apart a modern disco song I recently collaborated on with Dawn Red Sun. The sound is influenced by Leon Bridges' tune, "You Don't Know."
For lyrics and more info, visit jakehaws.com
Apr 16 2019
Rank #13: Ep. 98: My Favorite Albums of 2019 (Top Ten List)
As this year wraps up, I'm sharing my favorite albums from 2019. There were a lot of great records that came out and I honestly had a hard time narrowing it down to just ten but I did, and here they are. Music includes Kishi Bashi, Vampire Weekend, David Gray, Billie Eilish, Takenobu, Vid Nelson, Angel Olsen, Big Thief, Joy Williams, and Telekinesis.
Spotify Playlist of my favorite albums of 2019: https://open.spotify.com/user/121154176/playlist/0LOwKZdZTr19Hk8iAiNI6U
Spotify Playlist of my favorite songs of 2019: https://open.spotify.com/user/121154176/playlist/4IGjRx7LoUCmBwnDpWyIYV
Visit my website: http://jakehaws.com
Dec 20 2019
Rank #14: Ep. 97: Jack Mergist and I Write a Sequel Song to Weezer's "Only In Dreams"
For this episode, I meet up with Jack Mergist. We talk about how he balances his music and film projects and we challenge ourselves to write a sequel song to the Weezer classic, "Only In Dreams."
Visit jakehaws.com for more info.
Nov 25 2019
Rank #15: Ep. 99: Christmas Music 2019 (Winter Wonderland and Up on the Housetop)
My family has a tradition of recording Christmas songs every year. Some years, we’ve done as many as 5 songs and other years we’ve only done one. This year we were pretty busy but we were still able to do two song.
For the first one, my wife and I recorded a jazzy version of Winter Wonderland with 2 vocals, acoustic guitar, bass and drums.
The 2nd features our three kids on an instrumental version of Up on the Housetop with violin, chimes and sleigh bells.
These two songs (as well as all the other songs were done over the past 13 years) are available for free on my website, jakehaws.com
We hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays!
Dec 24 2019
Rank #16: Ep. 61: Guest Camille Nelson (Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitarist)
For this episode, I'm joined by a special guest, acoustic guitarist Camille Nelson. We talked about how she got started making music and she shares some of the stories behind the songs on her new album, Lead Me Home.
Jan 01 2018
Rank #17: Ep. 86: Song "Make It Up to You" (Influenced by Wilco)
Mar 18 2019
Rank #18: Ep. 90: Song "Thinkin Bout You" (Frank Ocean Cover)
This week, I'm sharing an acoustic cover I recently recorded of the Frank Ocean song, "Thinkin Bout You."
Apr 22 2019
Rank #19: Ep. 85: Song "Only In Your Head" (spacey piano rock)
This episode, I break apart an original spacey piano rock song called "Only In Your Head," which is from my recently released album, "Good Grief." Influenced by The Walkmen and Radiohead.
Feb 25 2019
Rank #20: Ep. 84: Joshua Sohn (Film Composer) and Our Homage to Queen
In this episode, I'm joined by film composer Joshua Sohn. We talk about his career, play some of his compositions and create a song together, which ends up being a homage to Queen.
Feb 04 2019