Vocalist and songwriter Jake Armerding pulls on an abundance of affects in his music — modern folk, progressive bluegrass, basic folk-rock from the ’60s, and vocalist/songwriters from the ’70s and ’80s — but he prefers to classify his music in a straightforward fashion: great. “We’re choosing great,” he says. “Great is our exclusive criterion.” Jake Armerding was created in Massachusetts, where his dad, Taylor Armerding, was a observed journalist and musician who performed for quite some time using the progressive bluegrass group North Lights. Jake found a electric guitar when he was a youngster, and by enough time he was 14 he was sufficient to sit along with North Lighting on-stage. Jake also discovered mandolin and violin and began writing songs, even though studying British at Wheaton University, a Christian university in Illinois, he discovered time and energy to record an record, 1999’s Caged Bird, which he distributed himself. Caged Parrot sold-out its preliminary pressing of just one 1,000 copies through positive press and person to person, and gained him the “Greatest New Musician of 2000” award from Boston’s WUMB-FM. After graduating, Jake relocated to Nashville hoping of moving his musical profession into high equipment; while he didn’t look after lifestyle in music town and soon came back to Boston, he remained just long more than enough to rating a contract using the observed indie label Compass Information, which released his self-titled second record in 2003. Four years afterwards, after he’d set up a strong pursuing around the Massachusetts folk picture, Jake self-released his third disk, Walking on the entire world, in the springtime of 2007.