Saturday January 13, 2018
$22 door / $18 advance
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 will be joined by our favorite harmonica virtuoso, Bob Beach. They will play selections from their live CD (recorded at our venue) plus other favorites.
Portland-based singer/songwriter CHRISTOPHER WORTH has become known for his unique style of “bohemian blues hop” which he developed as a street performer traveling across the US and Europe. His songs are timeless and real and are tied together by the power and purity of his voice. Tonight he celebrates the release of his new album – ‘Pardon Me’ –It’s the third and final piece in a trilogy titled “The (id)Entity” Triptych” that began with his first records, ‘Six Foot Soul’ and ‘Two’. http://www.worth-music.com