You have to hear him live to fully 'get it'. He's just that good.”

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Posing after winning the 2017 WCMA Grand Prize

Posing after winning the 2017 WCMA Grand Prize

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- Played over 500 gigs in last 3 years 

- June 2018 - Played at the 2018 Temecula Balloon & Wine Festival

  • Performed a 40 minute set at one of the largest festivals in Southern California 
  •  Other performers included national acts such as Raelynn, Tyler Farr, and Justin Moore

- Original songs "A Day at a Time" and "Mic Check" currently receiving regular airplay on Radio 94.5 Temecula 

- May 2018 - Winner of the Radio 94.5 Rising Star Challenge 

  • Earned a slot to perform at the 2018 Temecula Balloon & Wine Festival by being the highest vote getteR

  • Interviewed on Radio 94.5 

- Nov. 2017 - Grand Prize Winner - Wine Country Music Awards (WCMA's)  

(Judges: Terri Nunn (Berlin), Tommy Tutone, Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath), Joey Allen and Erik Turner (Warrant))

  •  $1,000 cash.  
  • An opening slot performance with a national act at a Temecula Winery.  
  • A 30 min opening set at the So Cal Fair 2018.  
  • Radio Play package, Media Coverage, and National Exposure.  
  • A four song recording EP at The Recording Farm.  
  • Professionally produced Music Video by Sebaz Productions.

- Sept. 2016 - The Trevor Project Fundraiser - San Diego 

  • Opening act for Deborah Cox 
  • Raising money for suicide LGBTQ youth suicide prevention and hotline 

- May 2016 - Fox 5 San Diego morning news (performed original song) 

- May 2016 - UTC Uncorked Wine Walk (headliner) 

- Sept. 2015 - San Diego Reader Feast festival


In a musical age where the beats are getting heavier, the production thicker, and the live performances more theatrical, Dustin Jake likes to keep things simple: Just him, an acoustic guitar, and a great song. With his smooth, soulful voice and groovy, Timberlake-esque falsetto, he blends elements of pop, hip-hop, soul, reggae, and jazz. 

If there's one element that glues all those styles together, though, it's his acoustic guitar. Close your eyes, and you can hear kick drums, snares, hi-hats, and dynamic guitars. Open them, and you see a guy and his guitar. No pedals. No loops. No backtracks. Just a true solo artist. 

And boy has this solo artist been making some noise lately. In June of 2018, he was selected to play at the Temecula Balloon & Wine Festival, one of the biggest music festivals in Southern California, alongside huge acts such as Raelynn, Tyler Farr, and Justin Moore. In November 2017, he was named the first ever Grand Prize Winner of the Wine Country Music Awards (WCMA's), not only beating out hundreds of entrants to win radio play, opening slots for national acts (more on that later), studio time, and more, but doing it in front of industry judges such as Terri Nunn (Berlin), Tommy Tutone, Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath), Joey Allen and Erik Turner (Warrant), and many more. 

Over the last 3 years, Dustin has played over 500 gigs, spanning from his home base in Temecula, to San Diego, and all throughout southern California. In  June, 2017, his newest song "Mic Check", a fully (and self) produced blend of pop, hip-hop, r&b, and acoustic (not to mention fan-favorite), and in September 2018 he released his newest song "A Day at a Time", the first song in his quest to release a new song every month.

Despite everything, Dustin's main satisfaction still comes from his ability to put a story onto a set of chords. He's spent countless days and many late nights pouring over the subtleties of his ever-expanding song collection. Now, with a slew of new grooves - such as fan-favorites "Mic Check", the snarkily titled "I'm Just Not Into You”, and beach-side jam "Manhattan Beach Boulevard" - finally breaking out of the songbooks, he's ready to shed some new layers and tell some new tales. 

And he only needs a guitar to do it. It's really that simple.


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Dustin Jake

  1. 1 Penny for Your Love 03:50 Lyrics
  2. 2 I'm Just Not Into You 03:49 Lyrics
  3. 3 So Am I 04:21 Lyrics
  4. 4 Manhattan Beach Boulevard 03:29 Lyrics
  5. 5 Lately Lonely 03:02
  6. 6 Rainy Day 03:32
  7. 7 Walk in Your Shoes 03:47
  8. 8 Red Lights 03:52 Lyrics
  9. 9 When the Rain Comes 04:16
  10. 10 Waitress Song 04:28
  11. 11 Island for Sale 04:00 Lyrics
  12. 12 Butterfly 03:33

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