"Boston Indie Folkies Jakals 'Keep Mother Sane' On New Single"

March 3, 2017 | Music Box Pete | Pete Amara 


"Boston based indie folk group Jakals have just unearthed their brand new single titled "Keep Mother Sane". The track is a beautiful, honest portrayal of a burgeoning talent who have a deep bond and shared love of music, and that comes through brilliantly in the opening seconds of the track. Frontwoman Katie Solomon's voice is absolutely brilliant and superb, and touches off an emotional nerve that really makes you yearn and listen to the track multiple times over to take in different elements that you may have missed in the initial listen. I was totally floored the moment I first heard them..."

Read the full article and listen to the single here. 

"Track Premiere: Jakals 'Keep Mother Sane'"

February 15, 2017 | Red Line Roots | Brian Carroll


"Solomon’s voice enters as an almost whisper, delicate but beautiful in its own right. It drifts gently over a swaying electric guitar line and pleads for understanding. A softness, a secretive longing. There is a subtlety in how she presents the words in the first half of the song, which then erupts into an emotional cascade as she exclaims “doesn’t trouble you, doesn’t trouble you anyway“. There is a lot going on here and Solomon’s voice is the conduit for portraying the feelings that were seemingly kept under wraps in the first part of the song, perhaps the first part of a situation until the breaking point rears its head. A situation that is so frequent in human relationships. Trying your best to be strong and complacent until you just need to explode with the bottled up feelings you have spent so long trying to keep inside. The song does a wonderful job in portraying that both in musicianship, arrangement and genuine compassion that Jakals injects into the performance."

Listen to the track and read the full article here. 

"Lui Collins, Jakals to perform at me&thee"

February 8, 2017 | Wicked Local Marblehead 



"Lui Collins will return to the me&thee stage with Jakals, a Boston-based duo, opening the show at 8 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. 

Folk singer/songwriter Collins has been performing, writing and recording for over 40 years, earning international acclaim for her music. Her music ranges from original and traditional folk songs to bossa nova in the original Brazilian Portuguese. She's made 16 recordings and has sung and played guitar or banjo on other's projects as well. She's shared the stage with performers such as Tom Rush, Bonnie Raitt, Dave Van Ronk, Stan Rogers, John Gorka and Anais Mitchell and has recorded with Johnny Cunningham, David Darling and Rani Arbo among others."

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Interview: "Quick Q and A with Jakals"

February 7, 2017 | Everything Sundry | Kathy Sands-Boehmer


"Jakals is a dynamic duo comprised of vocalist, Katie Solomon, and guitarist, Jack Lewis. They met during their college years at Wesleyan University and discovered that that they had a certain “something” that translated to a pure sound.  Boston area music lovers are thrilled to have Jakals join this vibrant community of songwriters and musicians." 

Read the full interview here. 

"'Where Words Fail, Music Speaks' concert prompts catharsis, healing"

October 12, 2016 | The Daily Free Press | Rachel Duncan


"Sometimes, there is no combination of words to string together to describe certain feelings. Sometimes, words simply aren’t enough.

This is exactly the sentiment Emerging Boston Area Singer-Songwriters, known as EBASS, tackled on Thursday with their “Where Words Fail, Music Speaks” concert at Gallery 263, an intimate venue in Cambridge. Hailey Magee, EBASS’s founder and director, has worked hard to establish a strong community for over 700 Boston musicians."

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