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You Get A Jake Bugg Ticket! And You Get A Jake Bugg Ticket! And… You Get The Idea

If you didn’t listen to me a year ago, I’m going to repeat myself: Jake Bugg is the man. Folk Rock in general seems to be making a well-deserved comeback. Every time I turn on the TV some commercial is ripping off Simon and Garfunkel, or a little movie called Inside Llewyn Davis is blogged about, or, cough, THE LUMINEERS existence. Anything is better than Miley, right?

To top it all off, Bugg is back! He’s released a new album titled Shangri Laand while sophomore albums tend to be sub-par in general, his is a refreshing extension of his previous work with higher production quality. He’s grown up, and only 19!

If you’d like to win concert ticket’s to his upcoming show in LA @ The Wiltern, all you need to do is post in the comments section below what your favorite Folk Rock Act is and why! We’ll be choosing the winners and releasing two pairs of tickets to his show THIS FRIDAY 1/24! Besure to enter by midnight PST tonight!


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  1. Matthew says:

    Nick Drake is my favourite folk rock artist . His guitar technique mixed with his voice and melodies leave me in awe . Nick Drake suffered from depression similar to mine at a young age and his songs seem to relax me

  2. Hayley Thorpe says:

    My favourite folk rock act is Jake Bugg because he is truly brilliant. His lyrics are honest, he is a talented musician and as a person, it’s clear that he is all about the music – not the fame. It’s impressive because he is so different to other artists of his age – who love to sing about parties/sex/complete shite. Jake Bugg is old school but cool.

  3. Hollie Bantock says:

    When it comes to folk rock bands and singers, i don’t have one particular favorite, but one song i adore is Bad Moon On The Rise by Creedence Clearwater Revival, ever since i heard it from the movie an american werewolf in London I have been obsessed with it. I also loved Bob Dylan and Mamas and the Papas as a child. I’m happy that my parents had an amazing taste in music 🙂

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  5. Beatriz says:

    Something simple as this is the most beautiful and honest song I never hear. I am a modette, my boyfriend is a rocker, we love Jake Bugg

  6. Razia says:

    I love rock, especially punk. But my favorite folk rock act is Jake Bugg. Cause his music speaks to my soul that is ripped out a few months ago.

  7. st02 says:

    My homeplace is the Balkans and I have grown up to the melodies of traditional folk, rock and gypsy music which are numerous and colourful all over our land. By far the best known outside our communities and also one of the most incredibly talented musicians of our time is Goran Bregović. His soundtracks for the movies of Emir Kusturica are captivating and complete them to the extent where you can’t imagine the thing itself without the music. One of my favourite songs ever has to be In The Death Car with Iggy Pop from Arizona Dream. A melody that makes me emotional every time in combination with Iggy Pop’s vocals.


    I went to see Jake bugged at the o2 areana last month he was amazing my new favourite artist I love all the videos and actorsin them too my ffavourite director is Shane meadows so I cannot fault him at all

  9. Rebekah Baker says:

    The Fleet Foxes for many reasons! They are totally original and write their own material. Just pure talent and their vocal harmonies are beautiful.

  10. Daniellr says:

    Ever since i heard jake buggs song on the radio “two fingers” i knew id be a big fan of his. I also loved him in T in the park.

  11. sophie carriere says:

    I’m waiting for a concert in nantes (france)….
    Love 😉

  12. Jillian says:

    I love the Buggio 😉 Jesus

  13. Jules Whiston says:

    I haven’t been excited about ANY musician in a very long time. Then I heard Jake Bugg, and Wow!! He is unlike anyone I’ve ever heard! I was blown away instantly! Last time I was at the Wiltern, I saw Billy Bragg….great show! I’m sure Jake ‘s show will be amazing too! Pick me!!!

  14. Ola Tracewska says:

    I’m crazy about Jake Bugg and Arctic Monkeys. I’ve never been to the concert of any of them and I only watched their shows in TV. Jake Bugg makes the music good for every mood, he can make you happy and he can calm you down by the speakers on full volume. Alex Turner is the best frontman ever. His dance can make you happy too 😉 they play music which somebody loves or hates. It’s difficult and they deserve for congratulations. They deserve for these all their fans.

  15. Precious says:

    I never really pay attention to genres. To me music is all about the sound and the message in the lyrics. Jake Bugg has that sort of cool sultry voice that reminds me of that old school rock. It’s refreshing and classic in an age where the artist for my generation are all singing about shaking their respective body parts. This folk genre takes me back to a simpler time in music and in life and that’s why I love it.

  16. Addae says:

    Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros is my favorite folk rock band. Their music sounds so happy and Alex and Jade voices carry so much soul. The first time I heard them I cried. Their lyrics are very methodical and poetic. I like how Alex tries to create music that he would listen to as a child and how as an adult he doesn’t want the band to limit themselves.

    Their music is a spiritual experience. The band seems very personable and when playing live they try to break the barrier between the stage and the audience. They seem detached from the material word and more into living more meaningful lives which is apparent in their music. Overall their music and messages are very whimsical and surreal.

  17. Nina says:

    My dream performance would be something between Bob Dylan, Laura Marling and Bugg (duh). Just because they all seem to be able to create their own little universe in which i love to live. That’s the power of really good music, good music is music that makes you think that you are actually able to do unexpected and impossible things. It’s more than just a nice flow, it’s a moment that both people share, the artist and the listener. A moment, so short, but so intense.

  18. Nicole Johnston says:

    I love Jake Bugg because all his songs are so caching and addicting. His voice is so unique that no one could compare, and you can honestly hear the meaning in his songs that just makes me love him even more!

  19. Joelle Johnston says:

    I remember the first time I heard Jake sing, I was mesmerized by his voice. He has captivated my attention ever since I clicked on his music video two years ago. He takes his emotions and turns them into works of art, he is an authentic singer song writer. I love his music because I can really connect to it. Over all he is an amazing performer and a incredible artist! : )

  20. Zachary Hiebert says:

    I personally think Jake Bugg is are generations version of early Bob Dylan, He is a rebel to the current folk resurgence of today!! I don’t care what anybody else says he is bringing balls back to folk.. enough of this growing a beard and thinking were raised during great depression! As Chris said Jake Bugg is the man!!!

  21. Aidan says:

    Neil Young. Duh.

    Jake Bugg acoustic, singing in his native dialect: friggin awesome.

  22. Jon says:

    The Fleet Foxes are probably my favorite folk act at the moment (along with J Bugg). The first song I heard by them was Montezuma . At first I thought I had heard it before in Mad Men or something, but soon realized I had never heard it before. There was something immediately familiar about it, yet also something completely new. It’s mystical, enchanting. I love their vocal harmonies and Robin Pecknold’s voice in particular. They are complete musicians.

    Also, I think Jake Bugg, showing so much talent and musical maturity at such a young age, is absolutely extraordinary. I hope I’m not jinxing anything, but I’ve said to many people before that I predict his career will follow a Beatles-like trajectory, in that he will continually improve and evolve as a songwriter.

  23. Kim Bentley says:

    Besides Jake Bugg, one of my favorite folk rock acts is Beirut. Their music has provided me with stress relief, inspired me to pursue my own creative endeavors, and made me pause to appreciate life.

  24. Auriana Cook says:

    Jake Bugg is my favorite folk act of the moment. I saw him last night and was blown away by his talent!

  25. Edward Cortez says:

    Aside from Jake Bugg, Bright Eyes is my favorite folk rock art. Conor Oberst is a talented writer and musician that got me through some tough times. Hearing the album “Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground” on my train ride to work is such an amazing experience.

  26. Leah K. says:

    I would say Trampled by Turtles, but no one compares to the precious Jake Bugg!! His original yet timeless sound always makes me want to hear more. I saw him in Denver and hope he comes back to the mile high!

  27. Simon and garfunkel! Listening to the sound of silence is like losing your virginity to society, it’s pretty intense. I felt like I had never seen the world for what it truly was. It was deep and a little melancholy but real, an then you listen to Ms. Robinson and it’s completely different. They’re just so versatile and their lyrics are as meaningful as proverbs or something. They have this way with words that makes me glad to be alive, it’s just so flabbergasting to see that two male humans can take 26 different characters and turn them into something so thoughtful and beautiful. It’s shocking, really. Just two ordinary humans creating something much larger than them, they are art. And I love how they didn’t follow normal song structures. Some songs did but they didn’t feel that it was necessary to do what everyone else does. If you hear old friends and bookends it’s great to know that they’re two different songs that can be out together to make one song that’s essentially a story. And the boxer! The boxer is an honest song and I can honestly say I’ve cried listening to it.

  28. John Tiangco says:

    Daniel Rossen because of Department of Eagles changed my life.

  29. Bryant says:

    My favorite folk rock act is Bob Dylan’s 1975 Rolling Thunder tour. This was when Dylan was at his ultimate best in my opinion. Everything flowed out of him without effort. He sang and played many of the best versions of his classics during this tour. Tangled Up In Blue comes to mind especially. I’m not too fond of the excessive makeup though.

    Bob Dylan, in general, is still the best folk artist to have ever played. His body of work is so diverse and he constantly reinvented music, his peers, and himself. You can see all of this with his #1 song, Like A Rolling Stone. It was one of the first songs to go past 4 minutes in length. The guitar playing is melodic and playful. Dylan was heard to have instructed his guitarists to avoid playing “BB King bullshit” for this song. Like A Rolling Stone was also a reinvention of himself as this was one of the first electric songs he recorded.

    I love listening to Jake Bugg and today, he really is the closest thing to Dylan, but Dylan deserves the highest respect. He will always be the jester that stole the thorny crown.

  30. John Cortes says:

    Jake Bugg, is by far one of the best artists I’ve come across in a very long time. I started following him from the beginning and have been a huge fan ever since. My favorite song is “Simple as This.” from the melody to the heart-felt lyrics, to the slight echo at the bridge and chorus, it’s is absolutely captivating. It’s tale of fruitless soul-searching is very relative, and the conclusion makes it one of the best new songs I’ve heard in the last 20 years (and i’m 26). It just goes to show you that if someone is willing to go against the corporate bastardization of the modern music industry, with songs that are genuine and heartfelt, REAL music can still rise above the pile of reconstituted garbage that is polluting the air waves of today. Jake Bugg is the only modern artist i consider to be genuine.

  31. I would have to say that apart from Jake my favourite folk artist is Laura Marling. She’s a lyrical genius, her lyrics are so powerful and her sweet voice compliments them so well. Also she is an amazing guitarist. She started at a young age like Jake and you can see how she matures with every album.

  32. Fred says:

    Sorta cheating to ask this in an article praising Jake Bugg, but hey, I’d vote for him anyway… Since I was first exposed to his music, I haven’t stopped listening to the two albums virtually daily supplemented with lots of YouTube videos! “Seen It All” might be the best song I’ve never heard on the radio, ever!

  33. HarryKawk says:

    KoL and Jake Bugg. Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

  34. edelinep says:

    Definitely Jake Bugg because his music differs from some of the other singers. He’s a very talented young man !

  35. Alexis Glori says:

    Andrew Jackson Jihad. i think they are extremely underrated, overshadowed by some of today’s famous mainstream folk bands like Mumford & Sons or The Lumineers (which are some pretty great bands, nonetheless). i always find myself listening to their songs at interesting points in my life, and I never get tired of it.

  36. Tiffany says:

    The Lumineers because I can listen to their cd over and over and never get tired of it.

  37. Keana says:

    Well, Jake Bugg. Shangri La —– damn. How are we the same age? BUT YA PLEASE PICK ME IM A POOR COLLEGE STUDENT.

  38. Nadia Sanchez says:

    At the moment, it’s Jake Bugg!! Got turned on to him at SXSW, saw him at ACL…and still obsessed with him now! Simple As This= Best. Song. Ever!

  39. Byron Jimenez says:

    Jake Bugg is my new favorite folk artist, but the best that I’ve seen live would have to be Chuck Ragan’s Revival tour. The guest artists that perform are different every year from bands from Against Me, and Rise Against. And the camaraderie that they bring to the stage is like no other, which is what folk music is all about.

  40. Olivia says:

    Hello, My name is Olivia I am 21 and am a HUGE Jake Bugg song. I have been a huge folk lover for a long time but he takes folk to a whole new level, it is in between folk, country and indie music all in one. His music is very relaxing and lyrically inspiring. I fell in love with “simple as this”, “broken”, “me and you” beneath the pine tress” and well all his songs really. I got all my friends into him too, you can say I’m obsessed. Besides Jake Bugg two of my favourite folk artists are Bob Dylan and Tom Buckley. I love the 60’s and jake bugg was definitely born in the wrong error. I would love to the opportunity to win Ii have never been anywhere. !

  41. Chloe says:

    Current folk rock? Well obviously Jake Bugg. His music has so much emotion and feeling every time I listen to any of his songs a mini-movie plays through my head each more entertaining than the next. To feel that live, to feel the music booming through speakers shaking the venue would be wonderful.

  42. Caroline Marshall says:

    Jake Bugg is amazing – just saw his show in Toronto. Have to say, though, Trampled by Turtles are pretty awesome as well!

  43. Brittany says:

    First Aid Kit because the Soderberg sisters appeal to my sooooouuuuuuul. So incredibly talented. Amazing voices, melodies, heart-wrenching lyrics just all around love!

    Pleaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssseeeeeeeee pick meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 love love love Jake’s music

  44. Alan Cruz says:

    I think Fleet Foxes are one of the most underrated folk bands. Their whimsical sound yields a very euphoric listening experience. Each band member shows off their skills as multi-instrumental musicians in every song. The combination of their lyrics and sound create a very nostalgic and classic folk sound.

  45. Tara Stevens says:

    My favourite folk rock act has to be Crosby, Stills & Nash. The fact that their song “Helplessly Hoping” has brought me to tears says enough. They are the super group of the late 60s. The other night I had a dream that I met Stephen Stills and Graham Nash in a record store, and they were harmonizing as they talked to me. Their first self-titled album is one of my favourite LPs. I mean, they kicked ass at Woodstock and it was only their second gig playing together. Anyways, I also love Jake Bugg because he truly sounds like all of my favourite folk artists/bands put together, which basically means eargasms. Yep.

  46. Katrina says:

    Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. There’s something about them that’s completely nostalgic, and when they’re all on stage together it makes you feel like you’re a part of it too. Not only that but every time their music comes on you can’t help but tap your foot. Such a great up-and-coming talent just like Mr. Bugg!

  47. Cassidy Charette says:

    Jake Bugg, favourite song is a tie between Slide and Simple Pleasures because I really cannot pick between the two. He’s my favourite artist because without him, I’m not sure I’d be here today. His music and lyrics brought me out of a terribly dark place and I owe so much to him. It’s so amazing to have a musician that is raw and real and he has inspired me in so many ways

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  50. Shrijam18 says:

    Jake Bugg is the best singer I have ever heard. My friend and I went to his concert in Chicago and he sounds exactly like he does in his music videos.. which is amazing! Two fingers, broken, pine trees, and simple pleasures were definitely my favorite! and it was totally worth standing outside and inside for 6 hours in 4 inch heels! I love him, his music, his lyrics, and his angelic voice! It is so unique!