Riverside Sounds - Jake La Botz
Jake La Botz’s new album, Hair on Fire, balances the wisdom and patience of his decades of Buddhist training with the grit and vigor of his Chicago upbringing to create a sound that’s at once unabashedly vintage and decidedly present. The writing is raw and direct here, cutting straight to the heart of things with honesty and urgency, and the performances are similarly spare and unvarnished, fueled by lean, spacious arrangements centered around La Botz’s well-worn vocals. Add it all up and you’ve got a spiritually enlightening dose of neo-noir American roots from a writer who’s unafraid to wear his soul on his sleeve, an alternatingly dark and hopeful collection that tips its cap to everyone from Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen to Nick Lowe and Elvis Costello as it ruminates on compassion and vulnerability, strength and surrender, growth and redemption.
Riverside Sounds is Roswell’s longest running, free outdoor concert series held at Roswell Riverside Park (575 Riverside Rd.). Concerts are held every fourth Saturday of the month from April through September from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Riverside Sounds features original music from nationally known, lyric driven artists. Join us this season for various blends of Indie Rock, Blues, Americana, Big Easy, Country Western, R&B, Soul and more! Grab your lawn chairs, blankets and friends for a fun night along the banks of the Chattahoochee River filled with extraordinary music and the sounds of unique genres. Guests are invited to bring their own food and beverages, but there will also be food and drink vendors onsite, while supplies last. All ages are invited to attend this free, family and pup-friendly concert series as we celebrate its 23rd year in Roswell.