David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach
David and Bob met in 2002. Over the next eight years they would come across each other at festivals, conferences and other music venues. These chance meetings eventually convinced them that working together could create something very special. Since 2010 they have been doing exactly that all over the United States. Their live show moves from humorous, subversive blues, to delicate balladry, and then swings back to swampy rock and roll.
“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.” DJS
“ ...you snuck into the tunes with us with the grace and sensitivity of an old school sax man, making everything better…..” Scott Ainslie
David Jacobs-Strain is a slide guitarist and modern roots singer-songwriter whose musical journey begins in the wellspring of Delta blues but ranges far afield from there. In his mid-twenties, he already channels age-old wisdom and heartache with such dexterity, energy, and passion that you feel good, even about feeling bad.
He tours nationally and has numerous festival credits, which include the Strawberry Music Festival, MerleFest, the Lugano Blues to Bop Festival in Switzerland, the Newport Folk Festival, and the Montreal Jazz Festival. He’s also served as faculty at guitar workshops, most notably at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch. In 2008 and again in 2010 Boz Scaggs chose him to open for his summer tour.
Strong Believer- www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiGcsKX7F1s
Goodbye for Now- www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywukToHLe1s