“Jacob Reese Thornton gets regular play on my show on Little Steven’s Underground Garage
on SiriusXM. He’s one of the most talented young artists I’ve heard.”
~Rodney Bingenheimer, SiriusXM; formerly KROQ, Los Angeles
Jacob Reese Thornton is a 17 year old guitarist, songwriter, and recording artist, who brings a depth and a passion to his music that significantly exceeds his years. Jacob is partnered with Taylor Guitars and Ernie Ball Music Man Guitars, and is a next generation brand ambassador for Magnatone Amplifiers. Jacob is part of legendary rock photographer Robert M. Knight’s “Brotherhood of the Guitar” organization (http://www.brotherhoodoftheguitar.com), which is supported by Taylor, Ernie Ball, Magnatone, and Guitar Center, and consists of a select group of hand picked under 21 guitarists around the world.
Already a prolific songwriter, Jacob’s 2018 debut LP, “Different Times,” includes a guest appearance by Todd Kerns from Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. The two singles, “Bombs Away” and “Head First,” were featured on numerous radio stations across the U.S., in Japan and in the U.K. Los Angeles KROQ legend Rodney Bingenheimer has repeatedly featured Jacob’s music on his weekly show, ‘“Rodney on the Rock,” on SiriusXM in Little Steven’s Underground Garage, Ch. 21.
Jacob has traded licks onstage with Rock Hall of Famer Buddy Guy, and his videos have collectively received more than 2.5 million social media views. In January of 2018, Jacob performed in Hollywood, CA at the launch for Robert M. Knight’s book “Rock Gods Vol. II, Fifty Years of Rock Photography.” Jacob is featured in the next generation section of Knight’s book.
In July of 2018, the video for “Bombs Away” placed second behind Greta Van Fleet in Classic Rock Magazine’s “New Tracks of the Week” reader’s poll. Classic Rock Magazine, which has over 1.7 million followers, featured Jacob again in December 2018; selecting his version of the Chuck Berry holiday classic “Run Rudolph Run” as one of the magazine’s “New Tracks of the Week.” This time Jacob’s track finished 1st in the poll; besting new songs from Smashing Pumpkins and Rivals Sons. Jacob and band also performed at the 2018 Dallas International Guitar Festival.
In October of 2018, Jacob joined KISS & Grand Funk Railroad legend Bruce Kulick and his band, which includes Todd Kerns and Brent Fitz from Slash & The Conspirators, for a rollicking version of
“Rock and Roll All Night” at a pre-KISS Kruise VIII benefit concert in South Florida.
Jacob was profiled by Guitar International Magazine in January of 2019. Jacob has also been profiled by Happy Mag Australia. South Florida Magazine, and Studio Expresso e-Zine. In March of the same year, Jacob released two new singles, the Lindsey Buckingham influenced and self-produced original, “Sketches of You,” and a fresh version of The Smith’s classic “Girlfriend in a Coma,” which has also been featured numerous times on Rodney Bingenheimer’s show in The Underground Garage on SiriusXM; on Dino Bedrocker’s popular U.K. show on Spire Radio, “The Music Shindig;” and on Mike Roger’s InterFM show nationwide in Japan.
In April of 2019, Classic Rock Magazine included “Sketches of You” as one of its “New Tracks of the Week” Reader’s Poll. The track finished 1st in the reader’s poll, besting a new track by the Hollywood Vampires. This marked Jacob’s 3rd appearance and his second 1st place finish in this Classic Rock Magazine reader’s poll. In May of 2019, “Sketches of You” received rave reviews from Larry Flick on the “New Music Friday” segment of the “Feedback” program on SiriusXM Volume Ch. 106. The track also made the Every Noise 2019 “Around the World” alternative rock Top 100 list (#38).
In July of 2019, Jacob collaborated with bass legend Tony Franklin from The Firm (Jimmy Page/Paul Rodgers) and Blue Murder on a searing cover of “I Can See For Miles” by The Who. The track was again selected for inclusion in Classic Rock Magazine’s New Tracks of the Week, and placed 1st in the readers poll; marking Jacob’s fourth appearance in the poll and his third 1st place finish.
In July of 2019, Jacob and band performed accoustic live sessions for Lightning 100 in Nashville, TN, WFPK 99.1 in Louisville, KY, and i105 WFIV in Knoxville, TN. Jacob has also performed live on WCYB TV in the Tri-Cities, TN, and has made several interview apperances on Rock Titan Music Television.
In September of 2019, Jacob was selected to perform with his band at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, on the Ernie Ball Stage in the Guitar Center Village. Jacob and band also performed at the private VIP pre-party for Crossrads Festival officials and artists at the House of Blues.
On December 9, 2019, Jacob released the single “Seed of Youth,” which again received airplay on SiriusXM and made the top 10 in Radio Indie Alliance chart for that week. Jacob continues writing and recording and will release additional material in 2020.
Jacob is managed by Michelle Bakker at One to One Artist Development & Management. http://www.michellebakkermusic.com