David Jacobs-Strain & Bob Beach
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 7:30 PM / Doors open at 7:00.
Don't miss the duo that started it all! Delta slide wizard David Jacobs-Strain and harmonica master Bob Beach return to Passion House Concerts for an extra-special Thursday evening concert!
This duo has a special place in my heart. It was David who first suggested that I try my hand at hosting house concerts, and I have hosted him more times than any other artist. He and Bob have been working on some incredible new songs, and it's been a couple years since they have performed in the Charlotte region. I am thrilled to have them back again!
ADDRESS OF CONCERT
6432 Hasley Woods Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078
$18 for adults in advance / $22 at the door
$10 for Students
What the critics say:
“David Jacobs-Strain sings and plays slide-driven country blues with a passion and authority that few artists of any age can muster. But besides firing off compelling covers of traditional tunes. . . his original songs have served to update and evolve the idiom, winning widespread respect from the contemporary blues community.”
- Guitar Player Magazine
“He doesn’t just rock out: he’s learned the art of crossing musical boundaries from the masters. His music has a fiery passion that’s exciting and engaging, tempered with an aesthetic reminiscent of the Pacific Northwest, where he grew up and cut his first guitar strings. Don’t be fooled by his youth; Jacobs-Strain knows what he’s doing.”
- Dirty Linen
“His acoustic and electric guitar work is crisp and driven, and his voice can rise to a soulful pitch or fall quietly in sync with a loping beat. His imagery-rich tales—well, it’s not hard to imagine some of them being covered by the likes of John Hammond Jr. . . . or Boz Scaggs. . .”
- Chicago Tribune
David and Bob perform at my very first house concert!
Visit David Jacobs-Strain's web site.
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 new 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.”