Jacob-Kershaw-Age-14

One of the favorite musical artists at the monthly “Bues at the Bohm” event is Jacob Kershaw.

The Albion College Student written online newspaper “The Pleiad” even wrote an article about him recently.  We will quote the article, then point to the Blues page to double check when Jacob will be at the Bohm next.

“The Bohm Theater in downtown Albion invites many talented musicians to share their music onstage. On Aug. 3, 2015, the Bohm featured Jake Kershaw, an amazing guitarist who shocked the audience during their monthly Blues at the Bohm jam session.

Kershaw is a 14-year-old freshman in high school who has played the guitar for six years. Better yet, he taught himself how to play the guitar.

“I took lessons for a year, but I learned nothing so I taught myself everything I know,” said Kershaw.

Kershaw kicked off his career playing guitar at the Blues Jam Chili Cook-Off in Marshall.

“I was playing in the basement for a short gig, but they liked me so much that they put me up onstage,” Kershaw admitted.

Six hundred people witnessed his skills that day, and after that, the offers kept coming. Last September he had the opportunity to go up onstage and play with Jonny Lang, a very well-known blues guitarist, who also started his career as a teenager. Kershaw was able to get a backstage pass to the concert. Lang had heard him play before, so he invited him up onstage to play along with him and the band.

“It was pretty packed. 1,300 to 1,400 people were there… It was crazy. I take it for granted that I did it, but now I just look back on it and think ‘Wow, I wish I could do this again.’ It was amazing,” said Kershaw. “I’ll never forget it.”

Kershaw has also performed at the Michigan Theater in Jackson, the Shakespeare’s Pub in Kalamazoo and in the Howl N Blues concert series in Muskegon. He recently performed at the Bohm as a guest on. He is scheduled to host the Blues at the Bohm on July 11.”  Source: The Pleaid

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