guitarist :: booking :: design


10.23 - Rochester Arts Bash - Rochester MN

11.6 - The Aquarium - Fargo ND

11.13 - Icehouse Mpls - Minneapolis MN

11.14 - Ed's No Name Bar - Winona MN

11.19 - Red Herring Lounge - Duluth MN

The Heavy Set is:

Jake Ilika (lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitars)

Jim Trouten (electric and lap steel guitars, vocals)

Jamie Groth (bass and vocals)

Zac Barbieur (drums and percussion)

Formed as a backing band to Jake Ilika and his songs, The Heavy Set is an ambassador of blues, alt-country and rock, displaying sounds and styles much akin to those of Wilco, Gomez, and Ryan Adams and the Cardinals.  Their live performances are a guitar tour de force, and bring the roots rock genre into a heavier realm.  

The Heavy Set has shared billing with Mark Mallman, The 4onthefloor, Erik Koskinen Band, People Brothers Band, Mike Munson, Jillian Rae, Kevin Bowe & The Okemah Prophets and many more.  Their debut EP, Jake Ilika & The Heavy Set, is out on CD and available at shows, and also available online at Bandcamp for digital download.