Just kidding, he's not from state farm I just couldn't resist making it the title.
My favorite moments are those when you get to experience someone doing something they are truly passionate about. That mixed with talent opens your eyes to a realm of possibilities that didn't even exist before. Jake is one of these people. He can sit at the piano and play better than my 7 years of piano lessons taught me how to play. This first video is him playing the blues at 12 years old!
The next video is his drum cover of "Uptown Funk" and there is something really special about this video because Jake did all of the editing too!
I have to say though that while these are both incredibly impressive, my favorite is this last one because this was the first time that father/son father/son played on the same stage together, Jake just turned 15 before I captured this one on video at their family reunion. A little interesting fact, all 4 of these guys have the same initials, JDT! This one is Jake (lead guitar) playing with his dad Justin (drums), his uncle Jerry (bass) and his cousin Jeremy (lead singer). This is The Tiptons cover of "Wagon Wheel"