Photo by MeiLi Smith

Photo by MeiLi Smith

Ingamar’s unique voice is full of natural juxtaposition: delicate and gritty, powerfully understated.”

Laura Ellen Brandjord


Jake Ingamar is a singer-songwriter and indie artist from Fargo, ND. He got his initial start locally by playing in jam bands throughout high school and college as well as accompanying local artists playing pedal steel guitar when he was in his late teens (even playing the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood when he was 20 years old). Since then, he's had the opportunity to open for a sold out Band of Horses show as well as opening for Parker Millsap, Sawyer Fredericks, Charlie Parr and Dead Horses. In the fall of 2018, Jake was accepted a grant of $2500 by The Arts Partnership and Jade Presents to help fund his own studio album in 2019 and to be released Spring 2020.


Jake writes and records his own music. He is extremely passionate, enthusiastic and hard working when it comes to his career in music, both as a performer and recording artist. He has a special interest in music production and songwriting. In fact, he has converted his dad’s old 1963 bus into a recording studio, known as Greyhound Studios, where he writes and records songs and, more importantly, puts his musical ideas into play.


He first began as a pedal steel guitarist along with electric and acoustic guitar when he was 13.  Since then, he has become skilled in multiple instruments and plays them all on his recordings, including acoustic and electric guitars (both six and twelve string), pedal steel guitar, drums and percussion, bass, harmonica, piano and keyboard, and all vocal harmonies.


His influences are blended and demonstrated from his personally selected repertoire of covers ranging from 60's pop including The Beatles, The Byrds, and The Zombies to the storytelling heartland folk/Americana music of Johnny Cash, Gram Parsons, Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, and Townes Van Zandt as well as contemporary songwriters including Elliott Smith, Ryan Adams, and Jim James (of My Morning Jacket).

Grantee Highlight: Musician Jake Ingamar


Interview with NDSU's The Spectrum


Interview with Bob Harris from KFGO 790