Jake Shane is an american singer-songwriter currently based in spain. he makes his living as a touring musician, singing songs about the trials and triumphs of life. his third album, water to land, was released in 2018.

Jake played his first concert in 2004 in his hometown of springfield, illinois and has been gigging ever since. he left the midwest in 2008 to move to nashville, where he received a degree in philosophy, worked for john prine’s oh boy records and composed the songs to his first album, ancient fire (2012). this debut album combines the folk, blues and americana he grew up listening to with lyrics that drew inspiration from the brothers karamazov by fyodor dostoevsky.