A memorial for “Shakey Jake” Woods is set for Sunday at 1:00 pm. The Service will be held at Muehlig Funeral Chapel on South Fourth Avenue. A staple of the downtown area for three decades, Shakey Jake and his rhythmic musings became part of the fabric of Ann Arbor. Once described as “an ever-vigilant presence along the main thoroughfares of the city.” Shakey Jake was born Jake Woods in Arkansas in 1925. He always had a smile and a set of shades to go along with hat and guitar. In a 1999 article in the Ann Arbor News, Shakey Jake described Ann Arbor as “nothing but a playhouse for me.” Jake was 82 when he died Sunday evening about 7:30pm. He will be missed.
Added by briancors on September 20, 2007