Shut your eyes and hearken to this (above) and you’d assume you’re listening to a seasoned, highway traveled performer however rising expertise Jake Kohn is simply 16. Born in Winchester, VA – birthplace of Patsy Cline – Jake grew up influenced by nation legends like Merle Haggard and Johnny Money. At age 11, after being gifted a guitar from his great-grandmother, he taught himself the best way to play chords from a poster on his wall. 5 years later, Jake repeatedly goes viral on TikTok and YouTube, amassing 10M+ views throughout each platforms, and boasting 1.1M YouTube views on his early, reside efficiency of “Frostbite.” At this time the Appalachia native unveils the official launch of “Frostbite,” his debut single for Lockeland Springs/Atlantic Information.
Tomorrow night time (November 18), Jake will kick off a string of headline southeast tour dates in Barco, North Carolina earlier than closing out the run with two nights at Pelham, TN’s The Caverns (December 8 + 9), and a marquee Nashville date at famed membership The Basement (December 10).
He’s been referred to as an previous soul as a lot as his given identify. His expertise has been described with such phrases as “as soon as in a lifetime” and “lightning in a bottle.” Jake Kohn seems to be your common 16-year-old boy, however when his voice fills the room, it turns into clear why he signed to Lockeland Springs/Atlantic Information at such a younger age.
Jake will inform you he penned his first “good” tune at 12 years previous. With the help of his mom, Maria, he started enjoying reside exhibits regionally, usually at locations he in any other case isn’t sufficiently old to get into. Jake started receiving encouragement from native artists comparable to Logan Moore from Low Water Bridge Band.
Although he hasn’t launched music on streaming platforms, you’ll find Jake’s music on YouTube. It was there his supervisor, Ashley Wells, discovered a efficiency of that first “good” tune he ever wrote, “Fraterville, TN.” Together with her assist, Jake started touring outdoors of Virginia for exhibits. Nashville.com might be maintaining an in depth eye on Kohn for positive. He’s destined for greatness.