Artist Spotlight: Black Jake & the Carnies
A weekly feature showcasing local artists.
Name: Black Jake & the Carnies
Line up: Black Jake, vocals, banjo, tambourine and kick drum; Ozzie, bass; KK, guitar and vocals; Big Lip, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone and vocals; Wally, hand percussion and vocals.
Sound: They call their brand of wild, alternative Americana "crabgrass."
Next: Jake and the crew will perform Friday night at Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile in Ferndale. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. and tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit otussupply.com.