Jake Vaadeland is a self taught multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Saskatchewan, Canada. His traditional sound and unique style could be defined as a blend of Bluegrass and 50s Rockabilly, with Jake also specializing on guitar and banjo in addition to his impressive vocals. Jake strives to write and play with a focus on storytelling and messages that he hopes his audience can relate to, all packaged in foot stomping, high energy performances with The Sturgeon River Boys.
Jake received 4 2022 Saskatchewan Country Music Awards, including Fans Choice Entertainer of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Alternative Country Album of the Year and Emerging Artist of the Year. His album, Retro Man also finished at #2 in fan voting for the Best Saskatchewan Albums of 2021.
“He cut a foppish figure and seemed to have stepped right off of a Greyhound Scenic Cruiser double-decker bus, fresh from the fertile plains of Saskatchewan, bound for Music City with a pocket full of songs, a guitar, and the dog-eared stub of a one-way ticket. Jake had just enough attitude to let you know that he wasn’t kidding…a healthy dose of bravado and svelte, and a double dose of knowing who he was and where he wanted to go while working out for himself how to get there.” – Mississippi Chris Sharp, The Bluegrass Standard, Rancho Mirage, California
The Sturgeon River Boys
Jake Vaadeland performs his original music accompanied by a group of musicians that he likes to call "The Sturgeon River Boys". The blend of electric and traditional acoustic instruments creates a classic, yet unique sound that could be defined as a blend of Bluegrass and 1950's Rockabilly.
Jake and Ira
Jake Vaadeland also played in the Bluegrass duo called "Jake and Ira". Jake and Ira are both from Saskatchewan, although Ira now lives in the United States, and they played traditional country, folk, and bluegrass music. As well as being known for replicating the sounds of the great Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, they also delivered lots of their own original music! You can still listen to their music and watch their passed videos on all online streaming platforms and their YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_mTFnUFdsYwwspEG-gla0A.
To find out more about Jake and Ira, visit jakeandiramusic.com.
(Jake and Ira are currently unavailable for booking)