November 29, 2008
This consummate finger-style and slide guitarist / singer brings an old-school sensibility to a new generation of blues and roots rock.
David Jacobs-Strain plays in the blues tradition but isn’t from it. You’ll hear echoes of Skip James, Charlie Patton, Tommy Johnson, and a song by Fred McDowell or Robert Johnson in his solo performances. But as a modern roots musician, singer, and songwriter, “I come from the language of the country blues, but it’s important not to silence other influences,” he says.
“David Jacobs-Strain is one of those wunderkinds who is so young and has been honing his trade in the music business for years already. David recorded his first album while still in high school and was a faculty member at a local country blues workshop in his teens. Lately he’s been touring the country, playing his sweet Delta-soaked blues to clubs, theatres, and coffeehouses. He’s definitely a force to be reckoned with!…” –Kathy Sands-Boehmer, Me & Thee Blogspot
“This… -year-old visionary from Eugene, Ore., with a precocious understanding of the ancient roots of blues and an exhilarating ability to explore some of its previously unknown passageways…” –John Stifler, Daily Hampshire Gazette
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