David Jacobs-Strain

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Date(s) - Friday, April 15, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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TICKETS:  $20,    Youth, 14 & under -$10 available NOW online.  They’ll be distributed to Port Book and Joyful Noise soon

David Jacobs-Strain is a fierce slide guitar player, and a song poet from Oregon. He’s known for both his virtuosity and spirit of emotional abandon; his live show moves from humorous, subversive blues, to delicate balladry, and then swings back to swampy rock and roll. It’s a range that ties Jacobs-Strain to his own generation and to guitar-slinger troubadours like Robert Johnson and Jackson Browne. “I try to make art that you can dance to, but I love that darker place, where in my mind, Skip James, Nick Drake, and maybe Elliot Smith blur together.” His album, “Geneseo,” speaks of open roads, longing hearts and flashbacks of Oregon– a record of emotions big and small, and lyrics that turn quickly from literal to figurative. “I’m fascinated by the way that rural blues inscribes movement and transience. The music that frees a singer keeps them on the run; there’s a crossroads where a thing can be enchanting but dangerous; damaging but beautiful.”

This evening’s concert will also feature harmonica virtuoso Bob Beach.

As a blues favorite of JFFA festival audiences, we’re delighted to present David in a full evening concert. Tickets are limited!