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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  • I am really loving Little Green Cars right now. They’re blend of rock and folk is quite lovely, however, I will always love Joni Mitchell the most in the folk genre. Her lyrics truly transport me into a different place. A CASE OF YOU, is one of those songs that means something new and different to me every time I hear it, wherever I seem to be in my life. That song follows me.

  • First, I have to say that I love Jack Bugg. Second, one of my favorite folk rock acts is Shovels and Rope. They are rowdy and a have a nice punch to their music that I feel some folk acts miss. Check out Hail Hail and you’ll se what I’m talking about.

  • I love Jake Bugg and also The Hunts, a family band from Virgina. Why? Both have a unique sound that just fits into what I like and expect in a folk act. Good luck to both!

  • I am a big fan of this genre in general, but at this time, I am a really big fan of Jake Bugg. I saw him on the Graham norton show, and went on to watch every video i could find of his performances and have bought one of his cd’s. He is an excellent song -writer singer, and love his guitar skills. I do believe he is a keeper, and will be around a long time. It is fun watching the growth of an artist. I love this genre so much and to me it is exciting to see new young blood that is bringing excitement . I am also a big fan of the Avett brothers.. too many good ones to mention.

  • Mumford and Sons. I know they are probably more folk than rock, but I think their music is definitely unlike most folk rock music out their now a days. Also, I like the fact that they prefer to not participate in many interviews. I think it really shows that they want to be know for their music and not all of the other stuff like what the are wearing and who they are dating. I guess it just makes them really different compared to most acts in the industry.

  • Jake Bugg is my favourite folk rock band right now! I was first introduced to him last July. His lyrics are fantastic, a pleasure to listen to, great music, pure bliss. I am so excited for this young man and I’m so very excited to be alive to listen watch him grow with his music. Life truly is wonderful!

  • The arctic monkeys are the best rock and roll act in my opinion! They’ve been around for awhile now and are still putting out music that is incredible. Also Alex turners dance moves on stage are A+

  • My current favorite in the folk/rock scene is Jake Bugg of course :) But Father John Misty is really killing it right now. Both are important names to know and are exceptionally talented. Would love to get the chance to see my man Jake Bugg tomorrow so please please pick me!!!

  • Definitely The Animals!! Their 1964 hit ‘House of the Rising Sun’ really means a lot to me, and I feel as if i can relate to that band more than anything, ( apart from jake ). Their success was followed by some of the best remembered artists in the genre including Bob Dylan, whom also really opens up my heart when I listen.

  • Besides Jake Bugg, I would have to say my favorite act has to be the Avett Brothers. I’ve seen them live three times now, and their energy and performance during their concerts has been incredible every time! I credit these boys to why I love live music so much. Also, you can’t not love their melodies combined with their heartfelt lyrics!

  • Currently (and probably forever) my favourite folk-rock act is Bon Iver. Justin Vernon is probably one of the most talented singer/song-writers of this generation. Re:Stacks gives me chills every time I hear it.

  • Jake Bugg is definitely at the top of my list! He’s an absolutely fantastic singer/songwriter! There’s a huge genuine truth in his lyrics and music, needless to say his CD has been playing in my car everyday for the longest time. It might sound incredibly cheesy, but it’s also the truth when I say his music is relatable and just easy to connect with!

  • My favourite folk rock artist must be Bruce Springsteen. The first date my father invited my mother to, was a Springsteen concert, 22 years ago. So there’s actually a chance that I wouldn’t be born if it wasn’t for him. And secondly; because his music can make me happy, calm, wanna dance or just cry. His music is simply quality all the way.

  • I would say the fleet foxes. the songs from both albums sound like it’s been written from the heart and it actually means something. every song has a great beat, they all look amazing for the band. and their voices are so powerful and beautiful. my favourite folk group by far.

  • I do love Jake Bugg, he has more talent in his little finger than most musicians ever acquire. It will be interesting to see where he goes with his career. I have also been loving local folk band, Moonsville Collective. These guys.. blew.. me…away.. the first time I saw them. I just can’t get enough..! The harmonies are incredible and the animated banjo player is the icing on the cake. Not to mention, they are easy on the eyes! <3

  • Of course it’s Jake Bugg! I was never even a little into folk or worse, country. But I can’t stop listen to his music! He’s one of a kind, an excellent songwriter, an ambitious musician and his voice follow you in your dreams. His music and lyrics emphasize each other and are completed by the emotions he shows trough his voice. To me he’s a real poet and I can’t believe how young he is! I would love to hear him live and though I’m 32 years old I would scream like a 14 year old! :)

  • I started listening to The Avett Brothers four years ago down the back of one of my first college lecturers, to say they helped pull me through the next four years of college might be a slight overstatement, but not by much.

    Their talent really doesn’t need any one to speak on it’s behalf but when I do speak of them, I can only say that their songs tell stories with such veracity, it that would make Johnny Cash pull up a seat and listen. Jake Bugg’s not far from fitting this description either!

  • We’ll I’m not sure what my favourite is there’s just so many to choose from! personally I would love to win jake bugg tickets to see him in LA as I see him as an inspiration to many I grew up in the same town as him I am a guitarist and do know how to play every single one of his songs from his first album and the majority from the second. The place of which he and myself both grew up in is not a pleasant are to live in but he really gave the younger generation an inspiration through the fact that although we don’t come from the high end towns or have big houses it doesn’t mean we can’t all aim for our dreams :)

  • Oh man. There are SO many awesome Folk Rock artists right now. I’d have to say my favorite is a band called Dawes. Their lyrics, their melodies and even their live shows are perfection. The songs draw you in and make you feel something. You can’t ask for much more when it comes to music.

  • I’d agree that James Vincent McMorrow is pretty great. Really enjoying the new album. But in all honesty (and in no way pandering to this post) my favorite has to be Jake Bugg. The songs are so well written. The stories he tells and the places he describes really come alive. The unique, gritty voice and insane guitar skills help too. haha. Big fan here!

  • Frank Turner came onto the folk rock scene primarily His 2010 EP called Rock & Roll, payed tribute to all the rock n roll/folk greats, his live performances, including his great performance at the Olympics opening ceremony, are fantastic. Frank Turner could be described as one of the defining artists of what could be deemed a “modern folk movement”

  • My fave folk rock band is The Byrds because they were one of the founders of folk rock and pretty much created the genre. I grew up in LA and my grandma told me a story that she saw them at the troubadour in 1966, i began listening to them and quickly became my favorite band…. Fast forward to 2014 I still love them and when i hear them I think of my grandma rocking out to the byrds in 1966!!!

  • My fave folk rock band is The Byrds because they were one of the founders of folk rock and pretty much created the genre. I grew up in LA and my grandma told me a story that she saw them at the troubadour in 1966, i began listening to them and quickly became my favorite band…. Fast forward to 2014 I still love them and when i hear them I think of my grandma rocking out to the byrds in 1966!!!

  • I am posting little green cars. They are recent and they’re music genre is quite similar to jakes! “My love took me down to the river” and “The John Wayne” are my favourite as they start out quite relaxed and then boom they just make ya wanna get up and get cracking! :) seen jake in Dublin a few months back and oh my god quite unreal, was the best birthday gift I recieved!

  • Neil Young! I’m excited for his ‘Honour the Treaties’ tour.
    I love that folk rock is getting attention, for example Ben Howard, and I won’t even start on Jake! Jake Bugg is my number one.

  • I love Jake Bugg and think Shangri La went in a cool new direction. Rick Rubin’s production really brought out a lot of the talent that makes Mr. Bugg so special. I have to say though, my favorite folk album this year has been “Pushing Against a Stone” by Valerie June. She brings together so many different strains of distinctly American styles of music and creates a beautiful cohesive album and I have not been able to stop listening to it since its release. I hope I’ll be seeing Jake Bugg tomorrow night!

  • I’m an oldie at heart and I love Carole King and James Taylor. I love this resurgence of folk and have to agree with Jessica that Dawes is pretty awesome. It’s so great to hear a band that is almost better live than their recordings which are already pretty fantastic. Gotta love music that really tells a story and isn’t just a bunch of “la la la’s” and “oohhh baby” whatnot. Jake Bugg would be amazing live!