Father passes down love for music to son

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn.– Many Americans are expressing their feelings about the death of George Floyd in different ways, such as music.

Screen Shot 2020 06 01 At 10.22.41 PmAdrian Perkins taught his son how to play drums.

“I like when he plays on the piano, and I like when I play on the drums,” Perkins said.

At only six-years-old, A.J. Perkins is the permanent drummer of New Revelation Baptist Church in Brownsville.

“It feels good, my heart be beating so hard,” A.J. said.

Little A.J. said he beats the drums every Sunday for virtual church services.

“They love his style. I mean, he’s not nervous when it comes to Sunday mornings. I mean, he’s usually the first one on the drums,” Perkins said.

Perkins wants his son to pursue music as he gets older.

He said learning music will turn his son into a more well-rounded man.

“You know, me having a passion for music, and then my son to come up following my footsteps,” Perkins said. “It makes me be on my p’s and q’s because I know that I have a six-year-old watching everything that I do.”

“I love him. I want him to be there for me,” A.J. said.

A.J. said he’s going to continue to pursue music to make his dad proud.

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