Jacob Mark “Jake” Pitts is an American musician and record producer best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Black Veil Brides. He received his first guitar when he was 10 years old, but he put it away and didn’t play it for a few years then he picked it back up when he began listening to Metallica, because he wanted to recreate their sound.
The song “Carolyn” was written by Black Veil Brides’ Lead Guitarist Jake Pitts about his mother when she was going through a period of illness. On January 18, 2014, his mother, Carolyn, died. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his two dogs: Trixy, a Bichon frise/Miniature Pinscher and Ernie, a brown Boston terrier. He is a certified recording engineer and went to Los Angeles Recording School in 2006.