Jake Lewis & The Clergy w/ Jon Paul
An evening of Americana, folk, and more.
May 9, 2015 · 9:00pm
Jake Lewis & the Clergy
Jake Lewis & the Clergy are an indie rock band from Lancaster, PA. Formed in 2013, after front man Jake Lewis had clocked a few years as a solo performer, WXPN has called the collaboration “a Philly local band to watch” and “a wonderful example of the talented artists that deserve to be heard.”
“After Loudon [Wainwright III] I headed over to the Lizard Lounge at the Chameleon Club to check out Jake Lewis and the Clergy, a band that was just nominated for a Tri State Indie award. I never saw them live before and they blew me away. Their music is memorizing and the harmonies are beautifully written. It was a very small intimate performance and I’m happy that I got to see them up close and personal, because it’s only a matter of time before this band takes off.” – Tri State Indie
“As a kid growing up in Gettysburg, Jake Lewis was surrounded by history— and family. Adopted at birth, he was one of eight adopted children growing up together on their Adams County farm. Now the folk-indie musician has found that family, history, and place inform his craft, from the exploration of personal history in his songwriting to the recording of his latest album, Gossip, in a Prohibition-era cabin in Lititz. Lewis’ sound has also grown, from the quiet acoustic sets he did as a solo musician to the more raucous shows he plays now with The Clergy.” – Fig Magazine
My name is Jon Paul and I’m a guitarist and singer/songwriter based out of New York City. During my early youth, I was exposed to blues music and instantly fell in love. Since then I’ve graduated from Berklee College of Music and toured the United States and England as a solo artist, as well as a guitarist for various songwriters in the music scene. I’m honored to have had the pleasure of working with musicians such as Eric Heywood (Ray LaMontagne), Ramy Antoun (Alexi Murdoch, Seal), Michael Bellar (Amos Lee, Howie Day), and Richie Biggs (The Civil Wars, Nickel Creek) to name a few.
When I’m not writing and playing, I’m teaching either privately or at St Francis College. I’m available teach guitar and songwriting in NYC or on Skype.