Man Sits At Piano In Hardware Store And His Impromptu Performance Delights Viewers

A customer of a hardware store sat down at a piano that was on display and started playing the Boogie Woogie. A video of his performance went viral online reaching several million views.

It’s only natural for men to want to go inside hardware shops. Ask any guy you know, and they’ll tell you that they’ve walked around the isles of a hardware store at least once hoping to find something interesting. There are all kinds of equipment and machinery at the hardware. That’s why most men find them fascinating. For them, it’s like a toy store. Everyone expects men to behave themselves when they enter the hardware store. After all, they are adults, and they should know better. Touching something that you don’t intend to buy is risky, especially if you damage it.

Unfortunately, not everyone thinks like this. One guy did the exact opposite. 

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Although to be fair, very few hardware shops have a piano on display. Interestingly, no signs were prohibiting the customer from sitting and playing the piano. The guy must have been minding his business before he noticed the piano. Since he knows how to play, and he misses doing it, he says, “why not?” in his mind and takes a chance. He sits down, prepares his fingers, and plays the keys.

Oh yes, he also sings. The guy is feeling it. He plays the piano while singing without a care in the world. Never mind that he’s in a public place, and people are giving him money for his performance. He doesn’t care about the noise or what could happen to him if the store’s manager calls security. He just loves the music and that’s all that matters. 

He’s playing the blues on the piano with a fast tempo. This style is also known as the Boogie Woogie. The genre was started by African Americans back in the 1870s. However, Boogie Woogie fever caught on in the 1920s and evolved to other parts of the world.

During this day and age, few people know how to properly do the Boogie Woogie. Some notable names that still practice and play this genre in public are Henri Herbert, Ladyva, and Brendan Kavanagh. These performers are YouTube sensations.

According to the video description, this is some random crazy guy that walks into a hardware store and plays an unfinished piano.

However, after doing further research, it was discovered that the guy was a contestant on the reality show, American Idol. He goes by the name Jacob Tolliver, and he’s got some serious skills. On social media, Jacob’s video has forty-four thousand likes and more than 6.6 million views.

The audience loved his performance, and fans wish that he’d continue to randomly play the piano in hardware shops.

Fans are comparing Jacob to the great Jerry Lee Lewis. He was also a piano player capable of giving an unforgettable performance. Although Jerry was respected, he was also full of controversies. Fans hope that despite the comparisons, Jacob won’t be very controversial.

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