“We always support local Oklahoma artists at KUSH, but are especially happy when we can elevate one of our own. Jake Flint brings the whole package: uptempo tune, small town lyrics that aren’t cliche, ace production (Mike McClure), name checks a bunch of Oklahoma music, and nice mandolin and guitar solos. What’s not to like?” ~ Hugh Foley, PD/MD, KUSH/Cushing, OK
Jake Flint is a Red Dirt singer/songwriter who resides in rural Mounds, Oklahoma. Jake was born in 1985 and raised in the oilfield boom town of Holdenville in South Eastern Oklahoma, the son of a wildcat oilman and a hard-working mother of two. He was transplanted to Tulsa, Oklahoma where Jake says he was always the “outcast country kid in the city.”
Jake’s father was a music lover and raised him on John Denver, James Taylor and Dire Straits along with various Texas singer/songwriters such as Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, John Prine and others. Because of his shortcomings at fitting in as a city kid, Jake tagged along with his older sister’s crowd and got a hefty dose of 90s grunge rock from Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Foo Fighters. He was also exposed to Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Guster, David Grey or whatever else he heard coming from his sister’s room.
Jake’s first introduction to playing music was a result of his father having been diagnosed with A.L.S. or Lou Gherig’s Disease and was not able to physically provide interaction to his son. Concerned about not being able to participate with Jake in sports, his father commissioned a couple of his lifelong best friends to teach Jake to play guitar and take him to regional bluegrass festivals. Jake discovered a love of bluegrass music which soon transitioned into a love for jam bands such as Phish, String Cheese Incident, and Bela Fleck & The Flecktones. It was at this time that Jake was inspired to write his own music.
Jake’s next musical phase was his discovery of songwriters born out of the Texas and Oklahoma music scene past and present; Tom Skinner, Bob Childers, Boland, Canada, McClure, Chris Knight among countless others. This is where Jake found himself, his musical inspiration, and launched his own singer/songwriting career.
Jake recently wrote and recorded his first record produced by Mike McClure in the Boohatch Studio, in Ada, Oklahoma. The record is similar in musical stylings as the Great Divide and Cross Canadian Ragweed as Jake intended. With the help of Mike McClure and his band mate Taylor Reed, along with Jon Knudson from Whiskey Myers, and Jake’s good friend Cody Woody, they performed all the instrumentation on the record.
Jake admits that at too young of an age he experienced many of life’s highs and lows including losing his father. He claims he’s floated through life loving, hating, gaining, losing, experimenting, witnessing, missioning, sinning, breaking the law, paying the consequences while openly and candidly writing about it all.
Jake plays solo acoustical performances and with his band at venues all over Oklahoma, Texas, and surrounding states. His single “Cowtown” will be released to Texas and Oklahoma radio in the Summer of 2017. Jake’s first CD, “I’m Not OK” is available on his website and all digital distribution outlets.
March 1, 2018
“All His Own Style”
As I began to listen to the album called “I’m not ok” by the musician named Jake Flint, he’s got a unique sound all his own and his rough scratchy vocals adds to the sound that I really like in music artists. Starting off this superb album, is a song called “Allyn From Allen” Jake brings in a unique style that I can’t place, Jake has a sound that is all his own, and can’t be compared to anyone as of my most recent memory, and this song Jake brings in his superior talents and kind of resembles an early bob Dylanish at times but Jake has a complexity to his style of guitar and is fresh and likable. “Cowtown” the guitar of Jake has a really great rhythm and the strumming makes it sound really great added to this the mandolin brings in flavorful approach and has an almost rock guitar sound inner mixed with his sound. “Drownin” is a harmonica based song that Jake and company bring to the music table and Jakes style has a modern pop slash country flavor mixed together and get a sound that is really enjoyable. “Hurry Up & Wait” Jake really drags in the element of rock and roll he has a country flare in his vocals at times, it is evident on this song, but sometimes it’s tucked into the mix which keeps the rock part of his music alive.
” “First impression” the next track on this amazing album by Jake Flint, has an element of blues with his ability to turn on the chords of a true blues guy. As I read more about Jake Flint I he writes his own music, which in my opinion is a good thing, there are some actual singer songwriters out there, but it’s becoming a rare commodity. The next song called “I wonder why I wander” shares that blues riffs in the song and with the assistance of an organ in the song adds a element of mystique and I really really like this song, and it showcases Jakes guitar work. As the album rolls on the next song came on called “Let it Be” where out of no where blam! came the guitar work and Jakes band added a full punch to the song and was brought to life with this song. As I listened more intently, after the 3rd or 4th spin of the album, Jake has that Bob Dylan style of vocals, but electrified.
“whole Kind of blue” Jake brings in his heavy blues influences and he has the ever present throughout the album, and I being a blues guy myself, Jake really knows his way around the electric and acoustic guitar. “the Fly Song’ Jake has the hillbilly approach and his strumming is catchy and the lyrics are have a little flavor to them but once again Jake has his style all his own, and that is a good thing. “Why God” Jake has a harmony on this that is really smooth and shows a different style of the album, and I almost thought I was listening to a different album. Jake flint really has a tremendous feel for a style that I really can’t place or put my finger on, however it’s really enjoyable. “Cold Cold World” has the full flavor of a good old country song and slows the tempo a bit but Jakes ability to make it sound good is evident and has a voice from the past and really has a nostalgic feel to his entire music in this album. I want to take the time to thank Debbie Miller and Brenda Cline and also Jake himself for allowing me to hear his awesome and very expressive music. Looking forward to hearing more from Jake and his future of music.
Steven F. Adams
Owner/Music Journalist Writer Sound Wave One ~ https://soundwaveone.wordpress.com/
October 10, 2017
Red Dirt Artist Jake Flint Releases Debut Single “Cowtown”
NASHVILLE, TN (October 10, 2017) – Oklahoma Red Dirt artist, Jake Flint, is pleased to announce the release of his debut single, “Cowtown” to TX/Red Dirt radio. “Cowtown” was written by Flint and co-produced by Flint and renowned Oklahoma artist/producer, Mike McClure. Fans can purchase the single at iTunes.
Flint, the son of a wildcat oilfield man and a hardworking mother of two, originally hails from Holdenville and is now based in Tulsa. As a youngster, Flint was exposed to many diverse musical genres by his family. His older sister’s tastes included 90’s grunge artists such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and the Foo Fighters, while his father’s music collection was everything from John Denver to Dire Straits and Texas singer/songwriters Guy Clark, Townes Van Zant, and Steve Earle. Later on, as Flint came into his own as a performer and songwriter, all of these diverse artists and styles had a big impact on his musical identity.
When Flint’s father was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease and was unable to interact with his son physically, he hired a few friends to teach the young man to play guitar. Soon after, Flint began writing his own music, tapping into his influences from the Texas and Oklahoma Red Dirt music scene including singer/songwriters’ Bob Childers, Tom Skinner, Jason Boland, Cody Canada, Mike McClure, and Chris Knight among countless others. Flint writes from a place of complete transparency about his personal life experiences – from heart break, to overindulgence, to breaking the law – his lyrics are as honest and exposing as it gets.
Jake’s first album, entitled, I’m Not OK, was produced by McClure at Boohatch Studio in Ada, Oklahoma. The influences of the Great Divide and Cross Canadian Ragweed are prevalent, just as Flint intended. Flint maintains a schedule of performances in and around Oklahoma, Texas, and surrounding states. Whether he performs acoustically or with a band you can always count on a Jake Flint show to be a high-octane fuel-driven performance.
Working under the guidance of new management, publicity and radio promotion teams, Flint is poised to take the next step on his musical journey and is excited about everything that lies ahead.
July 7, 2017
Jake Flint’s Team Gearing Up for Texas Radio
The Workhorse 615 team along with Jake Flint has chosen “Cowtown” as his first single to be released to Texas radio. “We believe that ‘Cowtown’ is a perfect first release to radio for a new artist.” It’s a fun, summer, party song whose groove is irresistible and memorable! We hope that Texas radio will embrace it because the music fans already have,” says Brenda Cline.
The Workhorse 615 has added Ed Spacek with The Spacek Company for radio promotion, and Clif Doyal with CDA Nashville for publicity to their team. The release date for “Cowtown” is projected to be the end of July or the first of August. The exact date will be announced soon.
“I am excited and honored to be working with Ed Spacek and Clif Doyal, two gentlemen whose experience, reputation, and professionalism is unmatched in the music industry.” ~ Jake Flint
April 10, 2017
Workhorse 615 Signs Red Dirt Artist Jake Flint
Workhorse 615 is proud to be representing Red Dirt-Country artist Jake Flint. Jake is a singer-songwriter and Oklahoma native currently residing in Mounds, Oklahoma. Jake’s first record was produced by Mike McClure (formerly of The Great Divide) at the Boohatch Studio in Ada, Oklahoma.
Workhorse 615 hit the ground running after signing Jake, strategizing a career development plan that includes his first single release to Texas Radio this summer. W615 is presently in the process of building his promotion and publicity team for the release of that single.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Jake especially considering he’s the first Oklahoma artist that we’ve signed! This is personally gratifying being that I am also a native Oklahoman. We love and believe in Jake’s music and its originality. And, it’s a huge bonus that he’s such a fun and charismatic personality on and off the stage! The W615 team believes in Jake heart and soul and we have extremely high hopes for this up and coming artist.” ~ Brenda Cline
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I’m NOT Ok
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