Jake LaBotz

  • blues
  • garage rock

Jake La Botz was conceived while his parents listened to a record by Texas bluesman and sharecropper Mance Lipscomb. He moved to Chicago when he was a toddler with his father, a truck driver and union organizer as well as a journalist. La Botz says that his dad was the only white reporter at the black newspaper, the Chicago Daily Defender.As a boy, he was exposed to different cultures and ideas, from the political meetings held at his home to hanging out in his melting pot Uptown neighborhood.

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