Jake Neuman: Redefining a Genre in the Best Way Possible

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Jake Neuman & The Jaybirds are thrilled to announce the release of their debut single, "Little Bitty Town," the title track from their forthcoming EP. The song premieres today, offering a fresh and gripping sound that marks a significant entry into the Americana and Roots music scene. The full EP, Little Bitty Town, is set to release on June 14th, promising a deep dive into the roots and rhythms that define this talented ensemble.

Jake Neuman, the 25-year-old Nashville-based singer-songwriter known for his
compelling storytelling and passionate vocals, draws inspiration from Americana
stalwarts like Tyler Childers, Whiskeytown, and Ian Noe. His distinctive voice
carries a mature, raspy quality that belies his young age, reminiscent of acclaimed
artists such as Jason Isbell and Zach Bryan.


The premiere of "Little Bitty Town" via Glide introduces listeners to a sound that
combines a raw, modern edge with the nostalgic essence of alt-country. The track
reflects on the poignant theme of feeling both connected to and trapped by one's

An upcoming artist with a bright future ahead! Neuman's voice has the warmth of a young singer who just found his sound and the technical vocal range of someone who has been doing this all of his life. A remarkable artist full of potential! So refreshing to listen to something like this in 2024! - Indiefferential

The EP was produced by Gregory Dwane Griffith at Peacedale Records and Studio
in Connecticut. It features a cadre of renowned musicians: Jeff Hill on bass, Tony
Leone on drums, and Jimmy Wallace on keys. Their collective expertise has
infused the record with a unique blend of sounds that are both innovative and
deeply rooted in the genre's traditions.


Recording over just four days, the process was a whirlwind of creativity. The
studio, which utilized a concrete bomb shelter as a reverb chamber, helped craft a
distinctive sonic texture that sets this project apart. This innovative approach
highlights the EP's themes of resilience and triumph, particularly resonant given
Neuman's recovery from a life-threatening brain hemorrhage in 2020, which
deeply influenced his songwriting.

Jake Neuman speaks about the title track, saying, "This song is really about the
feeling of being trapped by your hometown, which for me was Bakersfield. Despite
it not being a small town, it has that tight-knit community feel that both supports
and confines. It's about the complex ties that bind us to our roots."

Little Bitty Town is not just a collection of songs but a narrative of Neuman's
personal journey, his challenges, and his artistic evolution. As Jake Neuman & The
Jaybirds gear up for the EP release, they stand poised at the intersection of their
past experiences and a promising future, ready to share their stories with the