Combine Americana and Django Reinhardt’s Hot Club sound with Rock, Jazz and French chanson (i.e. Edith Piaf, George Brassens, Jacques Brel) and Dan Hick’s style swing; add tight, three-part vocals and hot guitar licks, and George Cole & Eurocana come up with a unique jazzyfrenchchristmassy concert unlike anything else you will hear this season.
This Gypsy Jazz group swings with infectious joy and features George Cole on guitar/vocal, Kaeli Earle on upright bass/vocal and Madeline Tasquin on vocal, guitar and percussion.
Cole currently occupies the guitar chair for the David Grisman Quintet and has 2 releases on Grisman’s highly regarded Acoustic Disc Label. George also was guitar teacher and mentor to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Billie Joe Armstrongand Mike Dirnt(of Green Day). He is featured on recordings with Chris Isaak and jazz/pop legend Keely Smith.
DAVID JACOBS-STRAIN is a fierce slide guitar player, and a song poet from Oregon. He’s known for his virtuosity and spirit of emotional abandon, as well as his clear, powerful voice. His music moves from humorous, subversive blues, to delicate balladry, and then swings back to swampy rock and roll. It’s a range that ties him to his own generation and to guitar-slinger troubadours like Robert Johnson and Jackson Browne. He has appeared at festivals from British Columbia to Australia, including Merlefest, Telluride Blues Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Hardly Strictly, Bumbershoot and Blues to Bop in Switzerland and has toured with Boz Scaggs, Etta James & Lucinda Williams.
“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.” -Guitar Player Tonight he celebrates his live cd (much of it recorded at our venue) with our favorite harmonica virtuoso, Bob Beach.m mhttp://www.DavidJacobs-Strain.com