Writer – Producer
Singer – Instrumentalist
The Foxies – "Chewing Gum" (Music Video)
Ruston Kelly – "Mockingbird" (Live at WFUV)
The Foxies – "Wander in Lust" at The Back Corner (Nashville, TN)
The Foxies – "Floods (Acoustic)" at The Lipstick Lounge (Nashvile, TN)
The Foxies – "Dreaming (Acoustic)" at Lightning 100 (Nashville, TN)
PBS Great Performances: American Voices Festival at The Kennedy Center (2015)
Christine Lodder, Comfort in the Chaos
Looking For Lucas
Photo By: Laryssa Chan
"His music portrays very insightful stories, and showcases authenticity in the craft of song"
"Instantly memorable songs [...]all of which are sure to hook you with their catchy melodies and blend of musical styles, both classic and modern sounding.
- Rose Rundown
The relentless and diverse fusion of musical sounds and styles is what brought Jake Ohlbaum to Nashville, Tennessee. A singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, and producer with an obsession with artists like Jimi Hendrix, and John Prine, as well as everything from The Beatles to OutKast, he relishes in the modern era of music, where genre is viritually non-existent.
Since 2016, Jake's been the guitarist for the Indie-Pop band The Foxies, recently making appearances at Bonnaroo, SXSW, Sundance Film Festival, and Nashville's Live on the Green. Their recent single, "Chewing Gum," was released in September 2018. Ohlbaum also tours with singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly, and written, performed, and played with the likes of Liz Longley, Joy Oladokun, John McBride, Sawyer, Jeff Carl, and more.
A songwriter first, he's most comfortable as a creator, for The Foxies, his solo work, or any other artist with something to say. Native Magazine calls The Foxies "nostalgic and fresh, and it's a sound that demands an honorary title of its own." Ohlbaum says, "That's more important than anything – since there aren't aisles in a record store to tell us how to classify music, it's the universe insisting that we make things that don't belong in a box. Art doesn't like walls."