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Jake Bugg to Headline The Showbox This Fall

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STG & AEG will welcome Jake Bugg to The Showbox on September 8, 2016 at 8:30PM.

All Ages. Price: $23.35 (not including applicable fees). General Admission. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 6, 2016, at 10:00AM. Available online at STGPresents.org by phone at (888) 929-7849, or in person at the Showbox box office (Wed - Fri 10am - 2pm). For more information visit AXS.com.

In Jake Bugg's hometown of Nottingham it's a habit of speech not to say "on my own" but "on my one." "As in, 'Whadya leave me on my one for?'" explains Bugg. "It's just something we say in Notts. But in a lot of ways it sums up this record because it mainly has been just me on my own. The first album where I've written everything myself, and produced a lot of it myself. There are a few tracks with other musicians but most of it is just me playing all the instruments, including bass and drums. A proper one man band. So it's been a very solitary process."

Written and recorded when Bugg was still 21, On My One is the strongest testament yet to the talent of one of the most prodigious British singer-songwriters to emerge in the last five years. Bugg's incredible ascent began in 2012 when his self-titled debut album entered the UK charts at number one (aged 18, making him the youngest British male artist ever to do so), going on to sell double platinum and shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize. Success only accelerated Bugg's creative momentum, releasing a follow-up twelve months later, 2013's richly textured Shangri La, recorded in Malibu with Rick Rubin. That album returned Bugg to the top five, earning him his second Brits nomination, a landmark show at London's Royal Albert Hall and a UK arena tour climaxing at a sold-out Alexandra Palace. Between their various collaborators both albums provided Bugg with an invaluable foundation - so when the time came to make his third, he was finally ready to go it alone.

To make three albums by the age of 22 is no mean feat. But to single-handedly make one like On My One, shapeshifting from blues to pop, rap to folk and soul to country through consistently great songwriting is remarkable. As Bugg himself might say: not bad for a poor boy from Nottingham.

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