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Live Music: Jake and Jackson

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07/16/2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Riggs Beer Company
Address: 1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

Jake & Jackson (Tatar) are a father-son duo that formed in 2015 when Jake retired as the lead singer of the Boat Drunks. Jackson, in 7th grade at the time, was a great drummer, piano player, and singer, and he and Jake would perform at community festivals and other family events together. Since then, Jackson (now a junior in high school) has quickly learned the guitar and the duo now brings a piano and acoustic guitars. Jake has written dozens of his own songs and the duo often play these originals, with Jackson taking the lead on the songs his father recorded. This isn't a typical musical duo; the two mix piano and guitars, switch instruments and lead vocals, and add other interesting musical touches that make their music sound nothing like anyone else is doing. And that's reinforced in their musical catalog--they perform songs from every decade from the 1960s to the 2010s, and it's typically material you won't hear other bands/duos/musical acts cover (Howard Jones, Shenandoah, John Prine, and REO Speedwagon to name a few).

No cover charge. Musicians play for tips.