jacob reese thornton
Jacob Reese Thornton | Tickets
South Florida’s own guitar prodigy Jacob Reese Thornton will be warming up the stage at Fort Lauderdale’s Revolution Live for longtime Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick on Tuesday, October 30. Stemming from Broward County, Thornton is a mature 15-year-old who brings depth and passion to his writing, playing and recording. The young man has already been endorsed by Ernie Ball Music Man Guitars and has been handpicked to join rock photographer, Robert M. Knight’s “Brotherhood of the Guitar” organization, an esteemed organization of roughly 100 young musicians from around the globe.
Thornton’s original material captured the attention of Grammy-winning producer and guitarist Bob Kulick. Best known for his studio work with KISS, Kulick co-produced Jacob’s LP, Different Times. The impressive debut includes a guest appearance by Todd Kerns from Slash & The Conspirators. The first single, "Bombs Away," is currently featured on major radio stations in both the U.S. and the U.K. The track even placed second behind Greta Van Fleet in Classic Rock Magazine's "New Tracks of the Week" reader's poll. "We are excited about the EP comprised of five original songs,” Thornton said. “Todd Kerns… provided backup vocals on three tracks.”
Despite his impressive work in the studio, Jacob is meant to be seen onstage. In his career, Thornton has already traded licks onstage with the best of the best, including the legendary Buddy Guy. Not only did he play at the launch for Robert M. Knight’s book in Hollywood, CA, Jacob’s videos have collectively received more than 2 million views on social media views. Not too shabby.
Playing since the age of 9, he has grown into a gifted artist. Influenced by everyone from Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf to the Ramones and Joan Jett, Jacob appreciates true skill. “Most kids my age are into sugary pop, hip hop and music that is made by computers,” he stated. “I'd love to help change that." Thornton is well on his way.
Located Downtown on Broward Blvd., Revolution Live will open its doors to Jacob Reese Thornton and A Very Special Evening with Bruce Kulick at 6pm. Tickets are $39 apiece and all ages are invited.