Jake Ratliff is an Eastern Kentucky musician hailing from Pike County, Ky.
Jake developed a deep passion for music early in life, learning to play the drums when he was only six years old. Cutting his teeth on classic rock, he has since developed a large repertoire of techniques thanks to his dedication to studying different musical genres and styles.
He pursued his talent throughout his youth, participating both in his school’s band and playing with local musicians. From there, he went on to study at Morehead State University in Kentucky. While attending college, Jacob was a member of several different ensembles including Marching Band, Jazz Band, Caribbean Steel Pans Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and Black Gospel Ensemble while also playing with various student lead organizations like the MSU Student Methodist Center. Jake has also spent time giving back to the music community by working with kids at local elementary and high school music programs.
Jake is the current drummer for up-and-coming Christian pop group Shiloh, touring alongside the likes of Audio Adrenaline, 7eventh Time Down, Ashes Remain and more. Jake is also an amateur electronic musician, playing drums and programming music for electropop project Bear Prince.
Other artists Jake has played with include critically acclaimed jazz musician Brandon Coleman, world-renowned violinist Jean Watson and Christian pop artist John Waller.
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