“Salt In My Veins”, by Jake and the Half Conched Band

Sometimes it’s hard to find your “Island Time”. You might live hundreds of miles from where the palm trees grow and snow on the ground in early Spring is a cruel cruel joke. Sorry to hear about that horrible April fools joke mother nature threw at you Castaways in the northeast.

The one thing that can take your mind and spirits to another place regardless of where your body is, is music. I want to tell you about a band that might help you feel like you’re all ready on St. Somewhere, soaking up the sun and the rum with not a thought of the blistering cold winter. The name of the band is Jake and the Half Conched Band.

Jake Thomas was nice enough to send me his new CD, Salt In My Veins, to see what I thought. I only pass along the things that I think you Castaways will enjoy and this is definitely one of them.

With tracks like “Time For A Change“, “Indigo Blue” and “Corona Drinking Dreamer” the album “Salt In My Veins” can’t help but put you in a relaxed tropical state of mind. I know it did me. Here is a little taste of Jake and the Half Conched Band with one of my favorite songs on the album, “Wet Money”.

“Salt In My Veins” marks Jake’s first studio album since the release of the highly successful “Life on the Gulf” in 2006. The album is seasoned with Jakeʼs “Alabama coast, lower Keys” mentality. The stories within the songs weave their way throughout the waterways and coastlines of the gulf coast, from fisherman and sea captains, to dive bars and tourist traps, beach shacks and yes, even “south of the border”. Once again, Jake enlisted the signature style of producer/engineer Kevin Johnston for the album. For “Salt in my Veins”, Thomas co-wrote nine out of the albumʼs ten tracks with his long time friend and co-writer Mike Schultz.

If you would like to hear more of the Salt In My Veins album you can download it from iTunes here.
Salt in My Veins - Jake and The Half Conched Band

You can keep up with Jake and the Half Conched Band on Facebook and their website LifeontheGulf.com.

Another fun band for the Salt Life Sound playlist. Let me know if you guys get the album and what you thought.


By |2016-12-27T07:48:03+00:00April 4th, 2011|1. Product Reviews, Salt Life Sound (Music)|6 Comments

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  1. The Shell Princess April 4, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Love the happy tune! Thanks for the Monday morning jumpstart!

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    RumShopRyan April 4, 2011 at 9:29 am

    My pleasure Shell Princess! Cheers!

  3. Emma April 4, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Thanks Ryan! It’s cold and windy (not to mention snowy) in Vermont today so this definitely helps take me to “Island Time” 🙂 Love the band! Think I’ll check them out on itunes now..

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    RumShopRyan April 4, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Stay warm up there Emma, warmer times are just around the corner. Cheers!

  5. Sandy Parker April 4, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Thanks for posting, I love hearing new artist I havn’t heard before. I will for sure go check out the whole CD

  6. SOonthebeach April 4, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    I’m a castaway originally from Alabama, and I can hear some of my old home state mixed in with the island vibe. I like it- thanks! I also like his shout out to NSR with the hat in the pic 😉 I’ll check them out.

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