Jake Dunn & The Blackbirds are an Americana-rock group from southeastern Ohio. The band consists of Jake Dunn (vocals/guitar), Dustin Nash (guitar), Chuck McPeek (guitar), Jesse Forrest (drums/vocals), and Bobby Wheeler (bass/vocals).
With a combined group experience of over two decades of live performances in various projects, The Blackbirds have also spent the past year playing over 50 shows as well as writing and recording their first EP "The Darkness Creeping In". They are currently in the studio recording their first full length record "Nowhere Feels Like Home" set to be released later this year.
Originally from Pomeroy, Ohio, lead singer and primary song writer, Jake Dunn, now resides in Marietta, Ohio with the rest of the band living in the surrounding Mid-Ohio Valley and Columbus. The group is heavily influenced by 70's rock and roll as well as country music artists such as Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. Their sound, while not quite rock and roll or country, sits somewhere in between Americana and Roots Rock, focusing heavily on lyrics and musicianship. Their more contemporary influences include Jason Isbell, Ryan Adams, Sturgle Simpson, and The Drive-by Truckers.
Jake Dunn & The Blackbirds have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with artists such as Unknown Hinson, David Childers, Angela Perley and the Howling Moons, Ona, Chris Keesey, Ben Davis Jr., Oldnews, Erica Blinn, Andrea Davidson, and The Horse Traders to name a few. They have played many venues across Ohio and West Virginia, such as: Court St. Grill (Pomeroy, OH), Casa Nueva (Athens, OH), Tree Bar (Columbus, OH) and The Adelphia Music Hall (Marietta, OH). They have a dedicated and growing fan base who have followed them in their travels and have consistently showed their support for the group by attending performances and purchasing music and merchandise at almost every opportunity.