Free First Friday w/ Jake Dexter, Cool Moon, and Daniel Gonzales
May 4 @ 7:00 pm
Jake started out as a percussionist and at the age of 15 when he got an opportunity to do his first professional tracking with a local band and Producer Steve Browne from Big Time Audio. This ignited his love for music and shortly after he started gigging weekly with local groups playing between 2-4 shows every week.
For the next couple of years Jake picked up numerous instruments including the guitar, bass, organ, piano, accordion, and mandolin. From the ages of 19 – 24 Jake spent months touring part-time and full-time as a professional keyboardist for different local and nationally known groups. Over the past 8 years Jake has played hundreds of shows all over the United States and parts of Europe as a instrumentalist for other groups as well as performing his own music.
During these years of touring Jake played on over 40 radio singles and albums with various groups and has produced a number of records through his own production company. Jake now does all his own recording, producing, editing, engineering, mixing and mastering. In his free time Jake does what ever he can to help out local artists get up off their feet.
After living in Austin and spending time on the road for 5 years as a keyboardist for other groups, Jake moved back to his home town of Dallas TX to focus on pushing his project. After months of auditions Jake found the perfect group of solid musicians to join him on stage.
Cool Moon enjoys day dreaming about playing with Jawbreaker in the late 90’s, pets, running, hanging out with friends, keeping an upbeat attitude, playing music too loud to hear vocals, and going to bed at a reasonable hour (at least on weeknights).
Daniel Gonzales is a singer/songwriter based out of College Station, Texas. Daniel and his group of experienced musicians create an upbeat and energetic show that provides a memorable experience for every type of listener. Since his start in 2012, Daniel has shared the stage with Gungor, Graham Colton, Jay Nash, Matthew Mayfield, Nick Verzosa, Josh Grider, and many other artists.