Jake La Botz


European Tour Spring 2018


Happy to announce that I'll be returning to Europe to tour with my trio again this Spring:

06-05-2018: Brussels (BE) @ Rockin Around The Atomium 
07-05-2018: Mannheim (DE) @ Altes Volksbad 
08-05-2018: Hamburg (DE) @ Hafenbahnhof 
09-05-2018: Berlin (DE) @ Die Blaue Stunde  
10-05-2018: Tubingen (DE) @ Blauer Saloon 
11-05-2018: Nürnberg (DE) @ z-Bau 
12-05-2018: Lörrach (DE) @ Heimathafen 
13-05-2018: Geneve (CH) @ Les Volontaires 
15-05-2018: Madrid (ESP) @ Sala Sol 
16-05-2018: Valencia (ESP) @ 16 Toneladas 
17-05-2018: Barcelona (ESP) @ A Wamba Buluba 
18-05-2018: Zaragoza (ESP) @ Teatro Arbolé 
19-05-2018: Vitoria (ESP) @ Helldorado 
20-05-2018: Bilbao (ESP) @ Antzokia 
21-05-2018: Trets (FR) @ South Vintage Festival 
22-05-2018: Montluçon (FR) @ Le 109 
23-05-2018: Paris (FR) @ Le Point Ephémère 
24-05-2018: Le Havre (FR) @ Le Tetris 
25-05-2018: Beauvais (FR) @ L`Ouvre Boïte 
26-05-2018: Guyancourt (FR) @ La Batterie 
27-05-2018: Rennes (FR) @ Ubu 
29-05-2018: London (UK) @ Paper Dress Vintage 
30-05-2018: Southend (UK) @ The Railway Hotel 
31-05-2018: Reading (UK) @ Purple Turtle 
01-06-2018: Lewes (UK) @ The Con Club 
02-06-2018: Euston Hall (UK) @ Red Rooster Festival 
03-06-2018: Turnhout (BE) @ Goezot In Het Hofke 


On the road with JD McPherson April 2018


Going out with good friends, and one of my fave groups, the JD McPherson band April 2018 through Midwest and East Coast

Tue Apr 10 - Cincinnati, OH- 20th Century Theatre
Wed Apr 11 - Wapakoneta, OH - Route 33 Rhythm and Brews 
Thu Apr 12 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
Fri Apr 13 - Rochester, NY- Harro East Ballroom
Sat Apr 14 - Montreal, QC- L’Astral
Sun Apr 15 - Burlington, VT- Higher Ground Showcase
Mon Apr 16 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
Tue Apr 17 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
Wed Apr 18 - Fall River, MA - Narrows Center
Thu Apr 19 - Holyoke, MA - Gateway City Arts
Fri Apr 20 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom

On the Road with LUCERO FEB/MARCH 2018


Heading out with the very soulful Memphis band LUCERO for a string of dates throughout the South, Midwest, and East Coast:

21-Feb Bowling Green, KY : Warehouse 
22-Feb Lexington, KY: Manchester Music Hall
23-Feb Knoxville, TN: Mill & Mine
24-Feb Chattanooga, TN: The Signal
25-Feb Rocky Mount, VA: Harvester Performance Center
27-Feb Virginia Beach, VA: Shaka's
1-Mar Pawtucket, RI: Met Cafe
2-Mar Portsmouth, NH: 3S Artspace
3-Mar Hartford, CT: Infinity Hall
4-Mar Ithaca, NY : The Haunt
6-Mar Kalamazoo, MI : Bell's
7-Mar Madison, WI: High Noon
8-Mar Iowa City, IA: Gabe's
9-Mar Des Moines, IA: Wooly’s
10-Mar Lawrence, KS: Granada Theatre

Jake on NPR World Cafe

On the Road with Low Cut Connie Nov. 2017


I'm very happy to be going out this Nov. with one of the very best current rock n roll bands LOW CUT CONNIE!

Nov 02 Beat Kitchen Chicago, IL 
Nov 03 Turf Club St Paul, MN 
Nov 04 Gas Lamp Des Moines, IA 
Nov 05 Duffy's Lincoln, NE 
Nov 08 Hi-Dive Denver, CO 
Nov 10 Barracuda Austin, TX 
Nov 11 Rockefellers Houston, TX 


2017 Tattoo Across America Tour!


Once again I'll be playing at tattoo shops (and a few select other venues) across the U.S. this Sept/Oct. Here is the artwork for this year's tour by Scott Ellis of Triple Crown Tattoo Parlour in Austin, TX. See the tour page for dates. 


Jake on WNYC Soundcheck

JLB trio European Tour Fall 2017



Happy to announce a full European tour in November and December!

17-NOV: Freiburg (DE) @ The Great Räng Tang Tang 
18-NOV: Stuttgart (DE) @ Goldmarks  
20-NOV: Fürth (DE) @ Kunstkeller o27 
21-NOV: Berlin (DE) @ Die Blaue Stunde 
24-NOV: Höganäs (SWE) @ Garage Bar 
25-NOV: Eksjö (SWE) @ Backarp Kulla 
27-NOV: Norderstedt (DE) @ Music Star 
28-NOV: Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso 
30-NOV: Lyon (FR) @ Kraspek Myzik 
01-DEC: Valence (FR) @ Mistral Palace 
03-DEC: Schaffhausen (CH) @ Tap Tap 
04-DEC: Zürich (CH) @ El Lokal 
05-DEC: Sonneberg (DE) @ Gesellschaftshaus
06-DEC: Eppstein (DE) @ Wunderbar 
07-DEC: Tilburg (NL) @ 013 
08-DEC: Aachen (DE) @ Musikbunker 
09-DEC: Bremen (DE) @ Lila Eule 
10-DEC: Utrecht (NL) @ dBs 
12-DEC: Nottingham (UK) @ Running Horse  
13-DEC: London (UK) @ Sebright Arms 
14-DEC: Exeter (UK) @ Cavern Club  
15-DEC: Oxford (UK) @ Halfway to Seventy-Five Christmas Jamboree 
16-DEC: Houffalize (BE) @ Music Lodge La Truite d Argent 

For more Info:



Album reviews!




More reviews going up soon on the press page!


New album on HiStyle Records releases May 12th

Grace of Jake reviews


"La Botz (an actor-singer-songwriter whose affecting rendition of his Bob Dylanesque “Everybody’s Got to Fall Down” is heard under the closing credits) makes an impressively nuanced transition from cynical depths to higher ground." - VARIETY

Click here for full article: http://variety.com/2017/film/reviews/the-grace-of-jake-review-1201977108/

"La Botz, also a composer and accomplished singer-songwriter, boasts a rousingly soulful vocal delivery and contributes a few toe-tapping gospel tunes."- FILM JOURNAL



Grace of Jake opening Feb. 3rd 2017


The Grace of Jake opens Feb 3rd in select theatres. VOD, DVD, and TV info coming soon!


Tattoo Across America Tour 2016 April-June


Playing some of the best tattoo shops around the country. This year's artwork by Oliver Peck of TV's Ink Master fame. Check tour dates for info...


On the road with JD McPherson in Europe!

On the road with Pokey Lafarge in Europe!


Happy to be opening for the very talented Pokey Lafarge this October 8-28 in Europe:

Oct 08 The Hangar, Dublin, Ireland 
Oct 09 Art School Glasgow, UK 
Oct 10 Newcastle Uni Basement Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK 
Oct 11 Manchester Gorilla Manchester, UK 
Oct 12 Union Chapel London, UK 
Oct 14 De Centrale Ghent, Belgium 
Oct 15 La Maroquinerie Paris, France 
Oct 16 L'Usine PTR Geneva, Switzerland 
Oct 17 Locomotiv Bologna, Italy 
Oct 18 EL LOKAL Zurich, Switzerland 
Oct 20 Ewerk Erlangen, Germany 
Oct 21 Roadrunner's Paradise Berlin, Germany 
Oct 22 Stage Club Hamburg, Germany 
Oct 23 Patronaat Haarlem, Netherlands 
Oct 24 Blue Collar Hotel Eindhoven, Netherlands
Oct 25 BURGERWEESHUIS Deventer, Netherlands
Oct 26 Trix Antwerp, Belgium 
Oct 27 Le Coop De Mai Clermont-Ferrand, France 
Oct 28 Barbey Rochschool Bordeaux, France


Jake with Steve Buscemi and Chris Bauer on "Park Bench" S2


Reminiscing with Steve Buscemi and Chris Bauer (in Tompkins Sq. Park) about our time shooting the movie Animal Factory on the latest season of Steve's new mini-show "Park Bench" 

Click image to watch: 


Grace of Jake in competition at Woodstock Film Fest

Jake as Conway Twitty in True Detective

On the road with JD McPherson


I'll be opening for one of my favorite contemporary artists... the great JD Mcpherson July 23 (Dewey Beach, DE), July 25 (Pittsburgh), and July 26 (Columbus). 


Tattoo Across America Tour 2015


Playing tattoo shops and other venues around the Midwest and East Coast this summer!
Here's this year's artwork by Jason Morgan of One Shot Tattoo in Cincinnati.


"Grace of Jake" film in competition at Little Rock Film Festival


"The Grace of Jake" starring Jake La Botz, Lew Temple, Jordin Sparks and Michael Beck will be screening in competition at the Little Rock Film Festival May 13th and 15th.




Jake La Botz guest starring on True Detective. Shooting in L.A. January 2015. More to come...


Shooting Action Movie "Close Range" in L.A. this January

Playing SXSW This Year

Jake starring as "The Shape" in Ghost Brothers with Gina Gershon and Billy Burke

Park Bench w/ Steve Buscemi


Jake La Botz in the new web series Park Bench with Steve Buscemi and Michael Kenneth Williams (Omar in The Wire, Chalky White in Boardwalk) Click image for video: 


Tattoo Across America Tour 2014

Signed with Abrams and SMS for theatrical!


I'm proud to announce that I have signed with Abrams Artists in NY and SMS Talent in L.A. for my theatrical representation. Please check out my contact page for more information on how to get in touch to hire me as an actor.


Jake starring as "The Shape" in Ghost Brothers... on tour this fall


Jake La Botz starring as "The Shape" in the Stephen King/John Mellencamp/T-Bone Burnett production "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" when it tours this fall through the Midwest and Southeast. Read reviews on the "Acting" page. For tickets and info: http://www.aeglive.com/news/view/12027


New Jake La Botz CD "Get Right" out now!

Jake La Botz lead in feature film this September


Jake stars as "Jake Haynes" in indie feature "The Grace of Jake" directed by grammy nominated music video director Chris Hicky shooting this August/September in the Arkansas delta. Also featuring Jordin Sparks (American Idol, Sparkle), Lew Temple (The Walking Dead, The Lone Ranger) Dorien Wilson (The Parkers, The Steve Harvey Show)



Tattoo Tour 2013 April-June 2013