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Jes & Jakob

Bluegrass Band from White River Junction, VT Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 8 Reviews
  • 11 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2016
  • 4 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $1,500 per event

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Hi there! Jes & Jakob are an Acoustic Americana Band that started on the West Coast and is currently based in Vermont. A collaboration between award winning singer-songwriter Jes Raymond and virtuosic fiddle player Jakob Breitbach, we work with a rotating cast of talented believers and play original, bluegrass, old-time, and contemporary music in a modern string band style. We know how important your wedding day is to you, and we know how hard it is to control all the pieces. You need a professional who cares about the soul of your event in charge of music. Our performance has been honed by 10 years of full time touring, and we know how to move the spirit in a crowd. We were selected "Best of 2017" by GigMasters for our work with New England and Upstate NY weddings. We want every wedding we play to be an event that reflects the couple's sense of beauty and that guests remember because they felt close to one another. As a string band we have a wide spectrum of sounds and moods that we can create, from delicate and graceful to all out rowdy and boisterous. We can take guests all the way from arrival to dance party, or fill a specific chapter of the day. We are a perfect fit for outdoor, barn, rustic chic, bohemian, and festival style weddings. We can provide ceremony, cocktail hour, square dancing, and reception music. We are not a "cover band" though we will most certainly play some covers that your guests will know, as well as a handful of special requests in our style. We will bring art, soul, elegance and hootenanny to your day, and our aim will be to make your guests feel the love you have for them, feel connected to each other, and be delighted and inspired by the spirit of your event.


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Avg 5.0 | 8 Reviews

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Review by Olivia P.

CelebrationReviewed on July 28, 2018From Rangeley, ME

Jes and the Blackberry Bushes were outstanding! Definitely the highlight of our party and our guests still rave about how talented and fun they were. Our event was an extra wedding reception at our lake house in Maine and they were perfect. Professional from the beginning to the end, incredible stage presence with a flawless performance, we couldn’t have been more pleased.

Jes & Jakob:

Thank you so much Olivia! We had a blast playing for y'all. Cheers! Jakob & Jes and The Blackberry Bushes

Review by Francis B.

WeddingReviewed on September 23, 2017From Huntington, VT

From the minute I first discussed our daughter's wedding plans with Jakob - I knew I was going to be in good hands. All emails were responded to quickly and Jakob was willing to take on the role of MC at our reception. Jes has a fantastic voice and the musicians really know their stuff.They were able to learn and play our wedding couple's special song which they played beautifully. I highly recommend them for your special event.

Jes & Jakob:

Thanks you so much Fran and family! We had a blast playing Aaron and Shannon's wedding. Such a lovely day. Glad y'all enjoyed our versions of those special request tunes. Be well and keep in touch. Jakob & Jes and The Blackberry Bushes

Review by Karen S.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on September 16, 2017From Perkinsville, VT

The Blackberry Bushes were perfect for our Vermont country wedding! They had musicians play for the ceremony, cocktail hour and the reception and they learned several requested songs for the event as well. Jakob is the manager and violinist and he was wonderful to work with! And he goes out of his way to make suggestions and help out - for instance we didn't have a mic for the ceremony but he graciously offered to set that up for us since it was outdoors, made a big difference. These guys are all fantastic musicians and people, would definitely recommend!!!

Jes & Jakob:

Thank you Karen and Jed. We had a blast playing your wedding. Great choice on special song requests too! Glad that y'all enjoyed our renditions of those tunes. Be well and keep in touch. Cheers! Jakob & Jes and The Blackberry Bushes

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Song List

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  • Long Journey Home | Traditional
  • Cash On The Barrelhead | Louvin Brothers
  • I'm On Fire | Bruce Springsteen
  • With A Little Help From My Friends | The Beatles
  • June Apple | Traditional
  • Orphan Girl | Gillian Welch
  • Walking Down The Line | Bob Dylan
  • Girls Just Want To Have Fun | Cyndi Lauper
  • Jerusalem Ridge | Bill Monroe
  • Little Maggie | Ralph Stanley
  • Nesser | John Reishman
  • Ride The wild Turkey | Darol Anger


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Past Events

September 15, 2019 • Whiteface Lodge
Sun3:00 PM - 9:00 PM Lake Placid, NY
August 23, 2019 • Barrows House Inn
Fri8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Dorset, VT
June 29, 2019 • West Mountain Inn
Sat3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Arlington, VT
August 4, 2018 • Wedding
Sat4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Woodstock, VT
July 28, 2018 • Celebration
Sat3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Rangeley, ME
September 23, 2017 • Wedding
Sat5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Huntington, VT
September 16, 2017 • Wedding Reception
Sat4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Perkinsville, VT
September 3, 2017 • Wedding Reception
Sun5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Westport, NY
September 2, 2017 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Bethlehem, NH
August 25, 2017 • Wedding
Fri5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Meredith, NH
August 12, 2017 • Wedding Reception
Sat6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Cavendish, VT
August 10, 2017 • Lebanon Front Porch Concert Series
Thu7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Lebanon, NH

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