Hi, my name is Tyler Jordan, and Jake Ames is my best friend. We play together in two Austin bands called The Stacks and Good Looks. If you've spent any time in the Austin rock'n'roll scene, you've probably met Jake. And if you've met Jake, you know that he's got an enormous persona with an even larger heart. I can't tell you how many times I've told a stranger that I'm in a band with Jake to have them respond," Oh, I love Jake! He's a good friend of mine!"
We were all riding high this past Friday after playing a sold-out show at Hotel Vegas celebrating the release of Good Looks' new record. After the show, Jake was walking to a friend's car to get a ride home when he was struck by a vehicle. He has brain injuries, a fractured skull, a fractured tailbone, a broken bone in his ear, and probably more that we're not aware of yet. We're all rooting for Jake and praying for a full recovery.
We're not sure what the timeline looks like, but we know that he will need help covering some substantial costs. There are some expenses that his medical insurance won't cover. He'll also surely be out of work for an extended period of time. I've set our goal at a fairly high level, because we just don't know what the outcome of everything will be.
Jake is so generous with his time, money, and friendship. I'm hoping that folks can find it in their hearts to get our big guy back on his feet and shredding gnarly solos like the good Lord put him on this planet to do.