A two-year-old video featuring a teenager playing a homemade instrument made out of PVC pipes is quickly making a comeback, appearing on social media sites and in the media.
The video featuring Kent Jenkins, who also goes by Snubby J, has begun to go viral for a second time. It starting circulating on Facebook in mid January and has received 13,979 likes and 27,976 shares. It is also appearing on the Chicago Tribune website, as well as on LikeLeak where it has received 578 views in just 3 hours. The original video, which was uploaded in November 2010, received more than 5.3 million views.
According to a PVC Innovations' article published last year, by the age of 17, Jenkins mastered his unusual instrument well enough to warrant an audition with his inspiration, the Blue Man Group. He was not asked to join the group unfortunately, but the group did ask him to audition again once he finished college. He has also appeared on "America's Got Talent".
In previous videos, Jenkins plays a variety of music that ranges from Lady Gaga to Mozart. He has even mastered the theme song from Angry Birds. While attending Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, OR., Jenkins performed in full "Blue Man" paint and performed an original piece inspired by the group.
Jenkins has two versions of the instrument used in the video. The original is at his home in Lake Oswego, while an identical one he calls PVC 2.0, is used by Jenkins while he is at college.