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Jake Thistle releases "Live from the Transparent Clinch Gallery"

originally published: 06/28/2024

Jake Thistle releases "Live from the Transparent Clinch Gallery"

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- New Jersey singer-songwriter, Jake Thistle released his newest offering, Live from the Transparent Clinch Gallery, on June 28, 2024 via Gold'N Retriever Records – the independent label from industry veteran, Joe Riccitelli. The LP features twelve original tracks highlighting the songwriter's vivid imagery and flawless tenor, a cover of Don Henley's "The Heart of the Matter," all recorded in front of a sold-out, standing room only audience and performed by the songwriter alongside guitarist Gordon Brown.

The 20-year-old will hit the road this summer for a series of dates including an east coast run with UK singer-songwriter, St. Lundi with stops in New York City, Annapolis, New Hampshire, and Sommerville, MA.

Alongside the live album, Jake has released a concert video for his song, “Rolling Away,” via YouTube filmed at the Transparent Gallery.

"Playing live is such a major part of my life, so getting to share a bit of that experience on this record is incredibly important to me, especially at such a legendary and unique place as The Transparent Clinch Gallery. I'm thrilled to take these songs with me on the road this summer!"

Jake has been hired to perform in Europe and across the US, and for crowds of thousands at major music events. His first studio single, "Ghosted Road," garnered the Best Americana Song of 2022 Award from Indie Boulevard Magazine. The Hollywood Sentinel had this to say about Thistle's original, The Dreamer: "JAKE has it all. The looks, the voice, the talent, and even a great song prepared to be blown away."

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In addition to performing, Jake has personally raised hundreds of thousands for a variety of charitable organizations through an extensive range of fundraising performances, and has contributed music to events that raised millions. In recognition of those efforts, Jake was recently named an official artist for WhyHunger's Artists Against Hunger and Poverty, alongside legends like Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Brandi Carlisle and Carlos Santana. He was also honored with a special service award from the American Cancer Society for his significant contributions to the cause through his music.

Upcoming Tour Dates

6/28/24           Wonder Bar                                                     Asbury Park NJ

7/4/24             Bergen Co. Star Spangled Spectacular          Leonia, NJ       

7/13/24           Ross Farm                                                      Basking Ridge, NJ

8/1/24             Live at The Falls Night II                                 Easton, PA

8/6/24             The Rockwell                                                  Sommerville, MA *

8/7/24             The Woodbarn                                                Exeter, MH *

8/9/24             Mercury Lounge                                              New York, NY *

8/11/24           Rams Head On Stage                                    Annapolis, MD *

8/22/24           WBJB Songwriters on the Beach                   Bradley Beach, NJ ^

8/28/24           Light of Day Songwriters Circle                      Woodbridge, NJ


* Co-headlining with St. Lundi

+ Late for The Sky With Jake Thistle

^ Supporting Rhett Miller

Jake Thistle releases "Live from the Transparent Clinch Gallery"

Live from the Transparent Clinch Gallery Track listing:

1. Thank You For Being Here – welcome from Jake

2. Brooklyn Can Wait

3. Better That Way (The Loser)

4. Keeping it Alive

5. Brainfreeze

6. Lines on the Road

7. Ghosted Road

8. The Dreamer

9. I Fly Low

10. Half Beats Nothing

11. Rolling Away

12. Silver Bullet Sky

13. The Heart of the Matter (Don Henley)



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