Eugene native David Jacobs-Strain is one of the most inspirational young slide guitarists working the blues and roots circuit today. He is a storyteller with a passionate one man show that is both humorous and deeply lyrical. A bridge between today’s indie folk troubadours and the Delta guitar slingers of the 1930′s, David plays with precision and sings with emotional abandon. He’s a six-foot-two Jewish blues singer, a Stanford drop-out in a trucker hat, and a Left Coast poet; one part Leo Kotke, one part Ken Kesey, and one part Robert Johnson. Is it Delta Blues? Gangsta Grass? Geekabilly? Secular Humanist Gospel? It’s a sound big enough to land David at the Newport Folk Festival —as a teenager— and later at MerleFest, the Strawberry Music Festival, the Montreal International Jazz Fest, the Waterfront Blues Festival and on tour with artists as diverse as Lucinda Williams, Etta James, Bob Weir, and Boz Scaggs (for three summer tours).
David Jacobs-Strain will be appearing at Mississippi Studios (3939 N Mississippi Ave., Portland) on Wednesday, February 20th for a 7:00 pm show to celebrate the release of his newest CD, Live From The Left Coast and he is planning on having some special guests drop by to perform along with him, too. This is a 21 and over show with tickets available through www.ticketbiscuit.com. Ticket price is $12.00.