Jake Workman

Artist of the Month | May 2019


I’ve tried many different acoustic guitar pickups and nothing comes close to the K&K Trinity Pro System. K&K has figured out how to represent the true sound of an acoustic guitar rather than the “cheap” electronic tone that you’ll often hear. So glad to be playing through the K&K on stage every night. The natural big and fat tone I’m getting makes it hard to put the guitar down. Thanks K&K team!


Jake Workman, from Draper, Utah, began playing the guitar at age 13. His introduction to bluegrass music came when he was given a banjo for Christmas a little over a year after starting the guitar. Jake’s love for bluegrass grew heavily over the next few years as he attended jams and festivals throughout the western states and eventually the entire country. He entered many instrument contests and won many titles on guitar, banjo and mandolin.

In 2007 while attending the National Flatpick Guitar Championship in Winfield, KS, Jake met other musicians that later would help from the Midwest-based band, Driven. Jake has also played in Salt Lake City based groups Cold Creek, the Aaron Ashton Band and the Jake and Rebekah Workman band. In late 2015 he was called by Ricky Skaggs to join his band, Kentucky Thunder, as the lead guitarist.

He has a degree in jazz guitar performance from the University of Utah. While his playing showcases his extensive knowledge in the rock and jazz genres he is still most influenced by traditional bluegrass. When not performing, he teaches private lessons online and in person, writes music and does recording session work. Jake was featured on the cover of the May/June 2015 issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.


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