Jake Arthur is a singer-songwriter from central Massachusetts now located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. As a multi-instrumentalist, he has written for and played in numerous bands and pit orchestras throughout New England and the Midwest. His studio work includes a self-titled album with the Minneapolis folk-rock band Little Riddles and Rochester, NY band Saucy Jack. He is also a PhD student in music theory at the University of Michigan specializing in American popular music.
In his shows, Jake covers a variety of artists, but his stagetime has recently been devoted to original material as he prepares to record his first solo album in 2019. Inspired by artists such as John Hiatt, Randy Newman, and Tom Waits, Jake’s songs are marked by their lyricism and roots in American songwriting traditions.