Pretense (or is it presumption?) seems a natural part of every artist, perhaps of every man. In a way, you have to have that small voice in your mind, whispering "I'm better, I have something to say and contribute to this world, I want people to listen to me, I want people to notice me".
Some of the time this conviction may not be without basis. Many people leave their mark on the world and on each other, sometimes in ways they did not even realize or intend. Other times, very few get a glimpse at the fading light in some secluded corner.
Some don't seem to have much pretense at all. They may hear that voice inside and try to do their best, for sheer enjoyment and fun, far from the limelight, creating simple, raw and honest music, that makes you want to pick up a guitar and try a few chords for yourself. Jake Skubisz is one of those people; care to give him a try?