New Music Releases: Week of April 13, 2014

Reba McEntire's "Love Somebody" is one of my favorite country albums of 2015! (Album cover property of Nash Icon Records)

By: Jacob Elyachar, Welcome to this week’s New Music Releases! This week, I took a look at the Queen of Country Music’s latest album and new material from a diverse group of rising artists. Love Somebody by Reba McEntire The country music icon has released her 27th studio album: Love Somebody! This album not […]

Jake’s Take On…KMXV-FM Mix 93.3’s Red White & Boom 2015

Mix 93.3 Red White & Boom 2015 poster

By: Jacob Elyachar, One of Kansas City’s hottest summer concerts is back! Mix 93,3’s Red, White and Boom will be returning to the Cricket Wireless Amphitheater on Saturday, June 27. The summer concert series has brought together countless recording artists from all genres of music. Mix 93.3 has also exclusively brought several artists when […]

New Music Releases: Week of April 6, 2015

Drew Six The Bull

By: Jacob Elyachar, Welcome to another exciting edition of New Music Releases! In this week’s edition, I look at new albums from one of my favorite rappers and music royalty. In addition, I will give you my take on an old friend’s latest release, share my thoughts on two Top 40 favorites and introduce […]

Drew Six debuts “The Bull” at the Kill Devil Club

Kansas City rocker Drew Six impressed the crowd at "The Bull" release party at the Kill Devil Club. (Photo taken by Jacob Elyachar)

      By: Jacob Elyachar, Country rocker Drew Six unleashed his latest project in front of a packed house at the Kill Devil Club in Kansas City’s Power and Light District. Over 300 of Drew Six’s friends, family and fans squeezed into PNL’s jazz club to hear the KC Metro fan-favorite artist deliver […]

New Music Releases: Week of March 30, 2015

Duets Re-Working the Catalogue album

By: Jacob Elyachar, Welcome to the final March 2015 edition of New Music Releases! Let’s get this party started! Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue by Van Morrison & Various Artists One of rock’s eternal voices returned with a new studio album of duets. Blue-eyed soul man Van Morrison recruited a diverse group of music veterans […]

Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” line-up reunites at the Sprint Center

Fleetwood Mac On With the Show

By: Jacob Elyachar, I was eight-years-old when my dad introduced me to Fleetwood Mac. When I first heard their 1997 live album, The Dance, I became an instant fan and as time went on…they became my Beatles. I have seen Fleetwood Mac twice as a foursome in 2009 and 2013 (both shows were respectively […]

A Conversation with Kevin “K.O.” Olusola

Kevin "KO'" Olusola The Renegade EP

I am very excited to welcome Kevin “K.O.” Olusola to Jake’s Take! Kevin is an accomplished quintuple threat: singer-songwriter, cellist, multi-instrumentalist, producer and beatboxer. His artistry caught the attention of music icon Quincy Jones, who asked Kevin to represent him in concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Kevin also shared the stage with celebrated musicians […]

A Conversation with Peter Hollens

Peter Hollens

By: Jacob Elyachar, It is a privilege to welcome singer Peter Hollens to Jake’s Take! The Sony Music Masterworks artist first captured the attention of the nation when he appeared as a soloist for the University of Oregon’s male a cappella group On The Rocks on the sophomore season of NBC’s The Sing-Off. After […]

New Music Releases: Week of March 9, 2015

Madonna Rebel Heart

By: Jacob Elyachar, Welcome to the latest edition of New Music Releases! This week’s highlights include two queens (one pop and one county), Pentatonix’s go-to celloboxer and new releases from your favorite Reality TV alums! Also, I take a look at a couple of new artists that are really going to shake up the […]

Jake’s Take On: “We Are The World”-The 30th Anniversary

We Are The World cover

By: Jacob Elyachar, It is hard to believe that “We Are The World” turns 30 years old today! This 1985 anthem has played a huge role in encouraging others around the world to help those in need. So how did this project come about? According to The New York Times, entertainment icon Harry Belafonte […]

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