“Jake Dodds brings the level of energy and showmanship that you usually see in an arena show definitely one of our most popular acts to play sidewinders. If you've seen the list of national acts that have played our venue, he pretty much holds his own with all of them. We always look forward to Jake coming to town.”
— Kent Martin, SRO Productions, Sidewinders
“If you're looking for an artist that can draw in a crowd and keep them entertained all night with his high energy show packed with the hits you know and the original music you'll want to download, Jake Dodds is it!”
— Jill Schmidt - Talent Buyer Wildhorse Saloon, Analog
Indiana native Jake Dodds grew up listening to country music. Watching the Grand Ole Opry and Statler Brothers show Saturday nights on TNN with his grandparents. Growing up in the 90s it was Garth Brooks TV specials and listening to Tracy Lawrence, Tim McGraw and Tracy Byrd on the radio.
As high school approached it was Brad Paisley and Kenny Chesney that helped a shy kid through the days of girls, sports (freshman football) and mowing yards.
A life long dream of being a country music singer, it wasn’t till after a growing karaoke obsession in southern Indiana that Jake started a band at 24 in the summer of 2012. Fast-forward 6 years and a lot has changed. Jake has opened shows for 25 national touring artists. Playing 170 shows in 2018.