Jake William Capistran is a Portland-based singer and multi-instrumentalist whose unique blend of folk, rock, and soul can be heard up and down the west coast. Featuring the simple accompaniment of an acoustic guitar or piano, or the support of his seven-piece backing band, The Hot Young Gunslingers, Capistran's live-performances are as dynamic as his records.
Hailing from Massachusetts, Jake cut his teeth in the Boston music scene, fronting the heavy-hitting five-piece, Geometrist until relocating to Portland, Oregon in 2015.
His first release under his own name, 2016's GONERS EP, racked up over 100,000 plays in the year of its release. His newest record, 2017's concept-driven Rodeo EP, was featured in Portland's VORTEX magazine along with a live, in-studio video for his breakout single, Goners.
Praise for JWC:
"...The Rodeo, [features] six well-crafted songs that are steeped in feelings and sounds of a time gone by while remaining relevant in the modern music landscape, moments of doo-wop mix with twangy rock and roll guitars and soulful organs—and it's all buttressed by Capistran's steady, effortless lyrics that easily paint pictures in your mind." - Chris Young, Editor-in-Chief, Vortex
"Combining timeless Americana, catchy indie pop hooks and distinctive vocals, Capistran’s star continues to rise with every release." - Mark Knight, Editor, Right Chord Music