You’ve seen us reference Jacob “and the guys” several times and you might be wondering who “the guys” are – well, wait no more!!
You might see some people reference “Jacob Davis & the ______” and wonder what that’s about. It’s basically saying that the band doesn’t have an official name, so people tend to make up names for them. Skallywags, Crew, Bandits, Baywatch Bods, Butterfly Kisses … you get the picture. Whatever they’re called, they’re a close-knit group.
Jacob and Teddy met through a bible study group and became friends, often picking up guitars to play and sing. People liked that, a lot, and asked for more. Teddy filled in on bass guitar for Jacob for a show and they both were hooked. Caleb and Rabbit have been friends and playing together for years. When Jacob met them through a mutual friend and asked them to play a show with him, another strong connection was made. Teddy and Caleb hit it off and then Kevin was brought on, which some have said is the time that Jacob really settled in as an entertainer. The group was complete, and has been this way for about a year.
Anyone who follows them on social media knows that they’re close, and anyone who has been to a show or watched a Periscope can see they have a blast with each other.
And that’s what draws the Squad in. Many of us haven’t been to a show yet nor have we met any of them, but the reaction from the entire group to our Squad is what drives us. They’re super appreciative on social media and the rush that we get when they recognize our tweets or efforts on trying to get the songs out to people – that’s what draws us in more.
When asked about the band, Teddy responded “We are a family.”
How can you not root for a group as humble, loving and joyful – and immensely talented – as this crew?