Mar 8 2016
At 24 years young, Jake Stargel is a rising figure in the acoustic music scene and has already worked with an impressive array of artists including the Greencards, Mountain Heart, Ricky Skaggs, and Sierra Hull. In 2005, he won the Georgia State Flatpicking contest which consequently led to him landing his first gig with the progressive acoustic ensemble, the Lovell Sisters (Larkin Poe). In 2014, Stargel was also awarded the IBMA’s Momentum Award for Instrumentalist of the Year. Having performed nationally and internationally on world-class stages, he has in a few years accomplished more than most musicians hope to achieve in a lifetime. Currently, you can catch him performing with Mike Snider, Missy Raines and the New Hip and Bradford Lee Folk.