Here to add a little bit of loud to your life!
I'm Jake! I am a Nashville based touring and session guitarist. I have spent countless hours on the road bringing music to bars, festivals, and arena stages. I want to create music people will be proud to play on any stage.
Being a full time musician, I have been so fortunate to be able to use my passion for guitar as my source of income for the past ten years. My hope is that my love for the craft helps you build the best track possible. From tones, song structure, and overall vibes, let me help you create a song to remember!
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Jake Bishop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Tone and delivery. The guitars job is to sound good, and support the song!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My original band "King Locomotive" was the most free I've felt in my creative journey. It was raw, loud, and just a blast. Ive included our song "Shakedown" in my profile.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently I am working on an Americana/Indie project.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Corey Lawson! He's a great producer and is always delivering great products.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! we are at the state with technology where all things have a place and purpose.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will listen to every request and try to deliver to the best of my ability.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creating with passionate people who love the process as much as I do.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Most times it is about turn around. I like to have songs done as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I don't really like the notion of "set ways to do things". Every song is different and there is no cut and paste to how I approach anything.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What tones/sounds inspire you? What emotion are you trying to convey?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I love conversation and talking about the song itself. Always be honest , I'm only happy when you are happy.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Gibson es335 , Marshall JTM 45, Shure Sm57, Nobles Odr1, and a tuner lol
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I grew up playing in bars in Detroit and just had to go where the music was. After moving to Nashville in 2010, I got a real education in musicianship. Ive been solely relying on music as my career for the last 12 years!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Familiar and somewhat aggressive. I like to bring a classic tonality and vibe to the current music landscape.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I love all things rock! so for me the easy answers are the iconic voices of that genre. I would love nothing more than to work with Joe Walsh or Paul Rodgers.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: It's the little sounds that often end up being the make or break in a song. Especially with guitars a lot of it is what isn't played over what is.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Country, Indie, Americana
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to think I bring an edge and classic feel to songs.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I tend to enjoy speaking with the artist first. I like to get a dialogue going about influence, tone, and the message the artist is trying to convey. I then will spend time dissecting the song, then making it my mission to give the best performance I can.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My remote studio consists of a mix of analog and digital gear. I have classic amps from brands like Marshall, Fender etc. Along with newer software plugins. I mostly run my classic tube heads into the UAD OX all running through my UAD interface into Logic.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am a huge fan of all things rock from the 60's to now. I aspire to bring all of the classic edge and tonality of the musicians we all grew up listening to. Whether it be "Steppenwolf" or "Soundgarden".
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Remote guitar tracking and production.