Catch Of The Week: The Jake Ash Band

Meet: The Jake Ash Band, a 6 piece band from the South Shore

One of the first questions this talented 6 piece band often gets is, "which one is Jake Ash?" There actually is no Jake Ash, but there is a "jake," as in a firefighter. The good-time band first came to be in 2013, when four original members were all Brockton firefighters, and one was a beer delivery driver. The boys were just looking to blow off steam, make some music and have some fun. There are still doing that today, only with just one original "jake" left, and now a female co-lead singer and fiddle player. The chemistry of this combo, just works. The JAB describes their sound as "Northeast country." Whatever you call it, it'll have you moving, singing, and wanting to hear more of their hooky, clever originals.

The band:

Paul Gardner- bass player/backing vocals and firefighter

Ken Snow- lead vocalist/acoustic guitar and truck driver

Jenna Davies- co-lead singer/fiddle player and school teacher

Mark Silvia-keyboard player and EMT
Paul Talkowski- Lead guitar/backing vocals and banker
Dennis Cadorett- drums/backing vocals, and works for the cymbal company, Zildjian.

Kick Ash Music

Listen and love the live original sounds of JAB in our Country 102.5 studios

"25 Again"


The band's latest original is "5 Star Dive Bar"


The Jake Ash Band released this video earlier this year for their single, "25 Again."

The Jake Ash Band - 25 Again (Official Music Video)

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 JAB Fun Facts

  • Biggest influences: Eric Church, Johnny Cash, Old Dominion and Aerosmith
  • All-time favorite country songs: "Mountain Music" by Alabama, "Chicken Fried"- Zac Brown Band, "Tennessee Whiskey" - Chris Stapleton, "Jackson" by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash.
  • First country concert: Kenny Rogers
  • Current Country 102-5 favorites: "Desperate Man"- Eric Church, "Burning Man"- Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne and Carly Pearce's "Hide The Wine."
  • Most proud moment: Hearing one of our songs on the radio
  • Super Fun Fact: Guitarist Paul Talkowski and drummer Dennis Cadorette are lifelong friends and can tandem juggle 6 balls!

Jake Dates

  • 12/7: The Brook in Holbrook
  • 12/8: D'Anns in Abington
  • 12:27: Toby Keith's in Foxboro
  • 12:28: Venus 3 in Hanson

I'm With The Band




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