About Us


The Fab Folk is an acoustic duo that performs Beatles songs with a folk/bluegrass twist, featuring vocals, acoustic guitars, mandolin and light percussion. They have performed all across the Rocky Mountain region for audiences of all ages, including recent appearances at the Utah County Fair, America’s Freedom Festival at Provo, The Grand America Hotel, Thanksgiving Point, Homestead Resort, Park City Mountain Resort and Park City TV. Their mellow yet upbeat sound will delight audiences who remember these songs from their youth, as well as introduce the family-friendly music to younger generations. As one client put it, “It was hard not to sing along or move around while listening to The Fab Folk! Highly recommended for any type of event!”

The duo began in 2015 when Matt Weidauer and Jake Haws, who had previous played together on other projects, realized they were both huge Beatles fans and when they started playing their songs together, magic happened. The duo’s arrangements put their own touch of these classic songs and draw influence from contemporary indie folk artists like Bon Iver, Iron & Wine, The Shins, Wilco and Fleet Foxes.

Their recordings include their self-titled EP released in 2015 and a complete song-for-song tribute of the Beatles’ Revolver album released in 2016 (in honor of the 50th anniversary).

Matt has performed as a solo artist for over a decade. In 2009, he released his debut album of original material, “Birds.” Four years later, he channeled his creative energy into a covers album, “Awaiting On You All: A Tribute to George Harrison.” He has also performed with the rock groups, Mr. India and Adding Machines and is currently at work on a new album of original material. Matt is such a big Beatles fan he named his daughters Lennon and McCartney.

Jake has also been creating music for over a decade, having performed with the rock groups Declaration and Adding Machines and writing music for films. From 2005-2011, Jake also owned and managed Muse Music Cafe, a music venue and recording studio in Provo. In 2012, he recorded 50 original songs over the course of 50 weeks and documented his progress in a blog. He currently produces weekly episodes of the podcast “Making Music with Jake Haws” and continue to record new original songs. Jake has three kids, including a daughter named Penny, after the song “Penny Lane.”

The Fab Folk are available to perform at festivals and special event occasions such as weddings and corporate events. For booking and rates, contact Jake Haws by calling or texting (435) 602-9165 or email thefabfolk@gmail.com.

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  • Sat
    22
    Apr
    2017
    11:00am-2:00pmThanksgiving Point Gardens

    We are playing somewhere in the middle of the gardens. This will be a completely unplugged set (no PA system). Admission to the gardens is $17 for adults and $14 for children.

  • Sat
    29
    Apr
    2017
    11:00am-2:00pmThanksgiving Point Gardens

    We are playing AGAIN somewhere in the middle of the gardens. This will be a completely unplugged set (no PA system). Admission to the gardens is $17 for adults and $14 for children.

  • Fri
    09
    Jun
    2017
    10:00pm-1:00amABGs (190 Center St, Provo, UT 84601)

    Join us for a night of Beatles tunes at ABGs in Provo. Our set is from 10pm-1am. There is a $6 cover. Admission is 21+.

  • Sat
    10
    Jun
    2017
    3:25pm-4:00pmDowntown Orem (near City Hall)

    Join us for a shorter set at this free community event.

  • Thu
    15
    Jun
    2017
    6:00pm-6:45pmToole City Park 200 West Vine Street

    Free Admission.

  • Sat
    01
    Jul
    2017
    3:30pm-4:30pmDowntown Provo

    Free event on an outdoor stage on Center Street in Downtown Provo.

  • Mon
    24
    Jul
    2017
    2:10pm-2:50pmSpanish Fork City Park

    Free community event. The parade is in the morning followed by entertainment 10am and 3pm. We play 2:10-2:50

  • Mon
    07
    Aug
    2017
    7:00pm-8:00pmQuail Cove Park Amphitheater

    Free event. We will play for about an hour.

  • Fri
    11
    Aug
    2017
    7:30pm-9:00pmVeteran Ball Park in Salem

    Free Event.

  • Fri
    18
    Aug
    2017
    5:00pm-6:00pmSpanish Fork Fair Grounds (475 South Main Street Spanish Fork, UT)

    We'll be performing on the main stage. Attendance is free!

  • Fri
    29
    Sep
    2017
    5:00pm-8:00pmLife Time Fitness - South Jordan (10996 S River Front Pkwy, South Jordan, Utah 84095)

    This is a benefit to help sponsor two local 4-year-old children diagnosed with cancer. There will be Disney princesses in costume, bounce houses, face painting, a silence auction, games, food trucks and more. The entire event starts at 5pm but our set is from about 6:30-8:00pm. Entry is free (including our performance). Most other activities require tickets.

    More details on Facebook

Press


  • “The Fab Folk reimagines The Beatles with folk flair”
  • “At ‘Sgt. Pepper’ 50th anniversary, Utah artists look back — and set the record straight”
  • “Utah County musicians prep ‘Revolver’ tribute show”
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