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Jake Hunsinger: Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica

Jamie Doyle: Bass, Vocals

Andrew Donnelly: Lead Guitar, Vocals

Zack Wedge: Drums

Contact:

  Jakeandtherockbottomband@gmail.com

The four members of Providence, Rhode Island’s Jake Hunsinger & The Rock Bottom Band are self-described “history nerds to the extreme.” It’s no wonder this historical influence would inform a sound that often looks back to move its American roots forward in an inventive, progressive form. Jake Hunsinger (lead singer and writer), Andrew Donnelly (lead guitar), Zack Wedge (drums), and Jamie Doyle (bass), make a focused effort to understand music history to create something entirely new. They call it ‘Powerhouse Americana.’


“Rollicking musical arrangements, dynamic jazz, Latin-inspired grooves, and tight hillbilly vocal harmonies support Hunsinger’s crooning to blend the traditional with the experimental. Doyle’s inventive bass lines bridge the gap between Hunsinger’s country writing and Wedge’s blend of Latin, jazz, and New Orleans rhythms. At the same time, Donnelly’s ear for harmony expands the songs into a range of lushness to high and lonesome backdrops.”

Memorable lyrics and eclectic songwriting are a hallmark of the band-describing heaven as place for “telling dirty jokes to Jesus with John Prine.” Hunsinger’s vocals are unique but harken back and “have familiarity of a long-lost friend.”


      • “He sings in a way that harks back to classic country artists such as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and Hank Williams…”
      • “If you cross Waylon Jennings with Hank Williams Jr. you might hear Jake Hunsinger who has rich resounding deep tone and articulates lyrics clearly but not at the sacrifice of falling between the notes…”
      • “Hunsinger has a great voice for country. Its clarity and depth, along with a bit of twang, fit well with the band’s sound…”

        “Wrapped Around the Axle is just what the doctor ordered for a dose of old-school country music,” mused one reviewer of the latest album released by Jake Hunsinger and The Rock Bottom Band. And “the instrumentation from lead guitarist Andrew Donnelly, drummer Zack Wedge and bassist Jaime Doyle round this characteristic out with twangy guitars, steady rhythms, and catchy harmonies. It gives a modern spin on the country style that doesn’t lean towards pop, which is a refreshing thing.”

Jake Hunsinger & The Rock Bottom Band can be found performing in breweries and dive bars throughout New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut with over 170 shows so far in 2022 alone.

  1. The Big Takeover: Album Premiere: "Wrapped Around the Axle" by Jake Hunsinger and the Rock Bottom Band

  2. Jake Hunsinger & the Rock Bottom – Wrapped Around the Axle (twangville.com)

  3. Jake Hunsinger & The Rock Bottom Band arrive with debut album | Cranston Herald (cranstononline.com)

  4. Grooves & Cuts - September 2022 • Americana Highways

  5. Jake Hunsinger and the Rock Bottom Band “Wrapped Around the Axle” – Americana UK (americana-uk.com)

  6. Jake Hunsinger & the Rock Bottom – Wrapped Around the Axle (twangville.com)

The Music

Photos

Taken by James Lastowski
Taken by James Lastowski

Photos taken by James Lastowski and Molly Frackelton. Each photo is linked to it's phtographer

Special Thanks

James Lastowski

Photographer

Molly Frackelton

Photographer