UTG TV: Front Porch Step On The Boardwalk At Skate And Surf

Front Porch Step (Emily Tantuccio Photography)

By some error, Front Porch Step was accidentally omitted from the Saturday line-up at Skate And Surf Festival. On the day of the show, the festival realized their mistake and told Front Porch Step mastermind Jake Mcelfresh that he’d be performing on one of the side stages as doors opened. As the festival-goers slowly worked their way through the gates, Jake took the stage and performed to a small, but enthusiastic crowd for his twenty-minute set time. Despite the confusion, there was a good handful of Front Porch Step fans belting along to every word of the songs from his debut full-length record Aware, as well as covers including The Cranberries’ “Linger” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

It’s clear that Front Porch Step is marginalized as an artist. Due to his hyper-confessional lyrical style and his tendency to stick out like a sore thumb on the Pure Noise Records roster of artists, not everyone is a fan of Jake. Fortunately, Jake doesn’t care about any negativity coming his way. After his set, we had the chance to speak about Front Porch Step’s role as the number one (and only) acoustic artist on Pure Noise Records, his first experience at Warped Tour as one of the performers, his sarcastic attitude, and dealing with haters. Click through to watch the full interview.

Interviewed by: John Bazley (Twitter)
Video by: Emily Tantuccio Photography
Produced by: Derek Scancarelli

Derek Scancarelli

Derek Scancarelli is a feature writer, interviewer, videographer, photographer, radio-er and more. In 2015, he received his MA in Journalism in New York City. In addition to Under The Gun Review, Derek has worked with Noisey (VICE), Alternative Press, New Noise Magazine and many more. He also pushes some buttons at SiriusXM.

Comedian Jim Norton once called him a serial killer on national radio. Enjoy the internet with him on Twitter.
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