Hey guys! I’m writing this amidst packing for Poland–I’m leaving for the airport in an hour to accompany the Ghost Road Company for an international presentation of… Read more “To Poland!”
I’ve been working on this for a while now, so I’m pretty excited to say that the day is nearly hear. On the 30 of September my… Read more “New Album & Release Show – 30 Sept”
First order of business: I’ll be raffling this off at my album release show in Los Angeles (Saturday, 30 Sept 2017, 7pm at the Hotel Cafe).… Read more “Soprano Gourd Ukulele”
Jakob Berger (& his hat) is a California-native who champions the DIY mentality to a fault. From the ukulele that ended his relationship with his fiancée to the furniture in his humble Los Angeles apartment, these hand-crafted relics all tell the story of a person with a strong need for one thing: to create.
This gypsy-tinged indie-folk singer-songwriter has been teaching himself a myriad of instruments for over a decade; starting on his dad’s old steel string guitar that was inherited from “Uncle Johnny,” Jakob has since been pouring all of his savings toward slowly accumulating instruments varying from accordion to cello, which culminated in a desire to craft his own instruments. Continue reading “Bio”
Jakob Berger (& his hat) has long been fascinated by musical instruments, and took the plunge into the study of lutherie at Palomar College in 2015, developing his skills as a woodworker by constructing his first electric guitar and ukulele. In 2016 he was recognized by the State of California Senate for his achievements in stringed instrument building, and since then has been making simple percussion instruments and developing his lunchbox ukuleles. Every instrument on this page was handmade by Jakob.
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Music videos for every song on the new album are currently in development.
Collaborations with Evan Freed, Chloe Pourmorady, and Kent Jenkins (a.k.a Snubby J):