Jake Leg, the popular local blues and rock band, played to a packed house last Saturday night when they returned to Big Mic’s in Kuna. The band, based in the Caldwell/Nampa area, really knows how to get the crowd excited and dancing. Playing songs ranging from the Allman Brother’s Whipping Post, CCR’s Proud Mary and Wilson Pickett’s Mustang Sally, they covered a lot of territory with the show. On Stormy Monday, the blues classic whose definitive version by the Allman Brothers brought it to a whole new crowd, singer Brooke Nicole showed why she should be considered one of the best singers around today. Not only does she have a phenomonal voice, but her stage presence and her ability to work a crowd are superb.
Jake Leg has been around for several years, but with their current lineup they really seen to have clicked. With member Dale “Harpdog” Wilson on harmonica and vocals, original member Mike Witmer holding down the bottom on bass, Brooke Nicole on vocals, Tony Songer on drums and the talented Bob Solomon on guitar, they have a great mix of musicians that have a combined experience of over 100 years playing music. They really know the blues, with Mike Witmer also hosting a blues show on KRBX 89.9 fm here in Boise
Jake Leg has several upcoming gigs in the Treasure Valley. They will be playing Friday, January 12 as part of the Winter Blues Weekend, sponsored by the Boise Blues Society and the Sapphire Room at the Riverside Hote in Boise. Jake Leg are no strangers to the Sapphire Room, having last played there in December,at the Toys For Tots Benefit.The Winter Blues Weekend performance promises to be a great show.