Concerts

Monmouth College, West Long Branch, N.J.

  • 1967 Fall: Jake Holmes
  • 1968 Spring: Jake Holmes

The Bitter End

  • 1964 January 15: Jake Holmes (singer)
  • 1966 July 22: Jose Feliciano, the Uncalled-For Three, Jake Holmes (satirical balladeer)
  • 1966 July 27: The Pair Extraordinaire, Fred Smoot, Jake Holmes (vocalist)
  • 1966 August 13: Bitter End Singers, Uncalled-For 3, Jake Holmes (balladeer)
  • 1966 August 24: Josh White, Uncalled-For 3, Jake Holmes (balladeer)
  • 1966 September 14: Leon Bibb, Uncalled-For 3, Jake Holmes (balladeer)
    "Jake Holmes, a hip, Will Rogers who sings his own songs with that indefinable charisma." -- Fred Weintraub, The Bitter End Cafe (New York Times display ad, September 16, 1966)
  • 1966 October 19: Jake Holmes (jazz balladeer), Uncalled-For 3, Steve Gillette
  • 1966 November 12: Steve Baron, Fuddle, Jake Holmes (folksinger)--Radio station WKCR live broadcast, 12:30-1:30 a.m.
  • 1967 March 15-27: Marty Ingels, Jake Holmes (composer-folk singer)
  • 1967 August 30: Van Morrison, Jake Holmes (singer-composer) held over
  • 1967 October 11: Jake Holmes (vocalist-composer), Lori Burton
  • 1967 October 29: Sandy Dennis, Gerry Mulligan, Amanda Ambrose, Dick Cavett, The Boxtops, Jake Holmes, Ralph Ortiz, Betsey Johnson ("From The Bitter End" broadcast on WOR-TV, 10:00 p.m.)
  • 1968 February 28: Lemon Pipers, Jake Holmes (singer)
  • 1968 May 22-27: Jim & Jean, David Steinberg, Jake Holmes
  • 1968 June 19: Joni Mitchell, Jake Holmes (singer-composer)
  • 1970 January 6-11, 13-18: Jake Holmes, Cheryl Dilcher
  • 1970 May 23: Jake Holmes, The Brethren
  • 1971 January 6-11: Jake Holmes


    Jake Holmes at The Bitter End, 1969. Photo by Susan Hamburger (copyright 2005).

The Gaslight

  • 1970 March 14-15: Jaime Brockett, Jake Holmes


    Jake Holmes at The Gaslight, 1969. Photo by Susan Hamburger (copyright 2005).

Reno Sweeney's, New York, N.Y.

  • 1975 April 22 - May 3: Odetta, Jake Holmes
  • 1976 May: Kelly Garrett, Jake Holmes
    "Opening the show was Jake Holmes, an oft-overlooked singer-songwriter with a knack for writing comical parodies as well as moving ballads. Currently unaffiliated after stints with Columbia and Polydor, Holmes deserves another shot with a major label. His material is very strong and his two sides--comedy ('Uptown On the IRT Express' and 'WASP') and ballads ('So Close')--make him one of the better offerings of the year. One can only think that he was ahead of himself in the past and the musical world is now catching up." Jim Fishel [Billboard, May 15, 1976, p. 39]
  • 1976 July 20-24: Mirabai with Jake Holmes

Village Theater, Second Avenue, (East Village), New York, N.Y.

  • 1967 August 5 (Sat.): Janis Ian, Association, Chrysalis, Jake Holmes
    "Jake Holmes, whose off-beat approach to rock should be recognition." (Richard F. Shepard, "Janis Ian, 16, Sings Well For Our Age." New York Times, August 7, 1967, p. 33)
  • 1967 August 25-26 (weekend): Yardbirds, Youngbloods, Jake Holmes
    "...And a folk rock specialist named Jake Holmes, who plays an unelectric guitar, sang Southern ballads." (Michael T. Kaufman, "Yardbirds Complete 6th Mission to Expand Young Minds in U.S." New York Times, August 27, 1967, p. 36)

Radio and Television Performances

  • 1967 June 10: Clay Cole Show (TV)
  • 1967 September 22: Murray the K in New York (TV)
  • 1970 November 21: Linda Ronstadt, Larry and Julie Coryell, Jake Holmes (WMCA radio, 11:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m., Alex Bennett show)

Carnegie Hall

  • 1971 April 4: Rochester Philharmonic with special guest artist Jake Holmes

Manhattan Theater Club

  • 1976 November 27-28 (Fri. & Sat.): Pendleton Brown, Jake Holmes
    "Two composers working in the pop-rock mode, performing their own material."
  • 1976 December 3-4 (Fri. & Sat.): Pendleton Brown, Jake Holmes
  • 1979 May 7: Len Cariou, Nell Carter, Gretchen Cryer, Mel Dowd, Tovah Feldshuh, Jake Holmes, the Hines Brothers, Sarah Jessica Parker (annual spring fund-raising gala)
  • 1981 March 19-21, 26-28: Jake Holmes and friends sing songs about Manhattan

Hungerthon: Living in the Shadow of Poverty, New School University, New York, N.Y.

  • 2004 October 16: Jake Holmes, DMC, Jen Chapin, slam poet Brady

Theatrical and Cabaret Contributions

  • 1980 April 3 (previews begin Thurs.): Sidewalkin': A musical revue by Jake Holmes (Manhattan Theatre Club)
  • 1992 April 27 - June 7: A Small Family Business (Music Box Theatre) [incidental music by Jake Holmes]