Through boundless self-reflection, and wistful lyrical breakthroughs, Jake Swamp and The Pine (aka Drew Zieff) is eager to present his genre-bending album, Simpson And Banks, now streaming on all major platforms. This welcoming 10 track album, is a sincere glance into the trials and tribulations that Zieff has experienced throughout the years. This project is a recipe of sounds from artists including Josh Gold (production), Don Mitchell (lead guitar, harmonies, banjo, lap steel), Corinna Smith (violin), Francis Hickey (bass), Auyon Mukharji (Mandolin), and Jonathan Ulman (drums). These artists were able to marry their unique sounds together to truly flow into each single on the album and bring Zieff’s vision to life. When asked about this creative process, Zieff says, “I didn’t want to write each part for the musicians I worked with – they all know their instruments better than I do, so I relied on their expertise to make the song better than I could.” This extension of creative power has truly brought each single to life, allowing a celebration of talent to pour into a vibrantly relatable space for listeners everywhere.
ake Swamp and The Pines’ most recent releases, “Empty Stomachs and Bloodshot Eyes” and “Drive, Drive, Drive,” are currently streaming on all major platforms. These singles serve as a captivating snapshot of the album and add to the anticipation of the release of Simpson And Banks. “Cigarettes and Coffee” is a freeing upbeat song showcasing uplifting instrumentals and a quirky storyline sprinkled with rich vocals reminiscent of John Mayer. Meanwhile, “Go By Darkness” takes on a smoother contemporary folk feel as the flowing guitar and subtle rock flare shape the melody into Zieff’s comforting vocals. These are just a few of the highly anticipated tracks showcasing the folksy sound listeners have grown to love with subtle pop rock twists. Listeners can stream Simpson And Banks on all major streaming platforms on December 14th.
At the end of a long day traversing the White Mountains, when the sun has laid down behind the horizon and the shush of the forest descends, there’s a certain feeling that builds around the campfire. When Jake Swamp and the Pine was started, this was the feeling that was intended to be captured.
Currently composed of Drew Zieff on guitar, vocals, and foot stomping percussion, JSATP has toured relentlessly since its formation in 2018 in the Greater Boston and New England region. Recent performances include Levitate Music and Arts Festival, Word Barn, Club Passim, Black Bear Americana Festival, Boston Music Awards Ceremony at Brighton Music Hall, Adam Ezra Ramble Festival, and more.
Drew prides himself on bringing the ruckus and energy of a full band, while also being able to create an intimate space that is typically associated with a singer-songwriter, and can seamlessly ebb and flow between the two.
Jake Swamp and the Pine songs range from powerful acoustic anthems to knee-slapping hoedowns to slow and somber waltzes, drawing on diverse influences from the Americana, folk, singer-songwriter, bluegrass, and jam band traditions. With a collection of original songs and covers of artists, there’s always something to stomp, clap, or holler along to.
JSATP has been nominated four years in a row for the Boston Music Awards Americana Act of the Year, as well as New England Music Awards Americana Act of the Year.