David Jacobs-Strain

Hot on the heels of the Millpond Music Festival, ICA is excited to welcome acoustic blues masters David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach to the ICA theater for an intimate evening of music.

David Jacobs-Strain will be performing with harmonica legend Bob Beach on Thursday, September 28th at the ICA Theater in Bishop. Jacobs-Strain is a fierce slide guitar player who channels the musical spirit of the Mississippi Delta, and the hand-hewn stories of his home in Oregon. At ten years old he was busking on the streets of Eugene and Seattle, by nineteen he was playing at the Newport Folk Festival and opening for Etta James, and at twenty-one he dropped out of Stanford to play music full time. “As I go further into music the path seems to change,” David reflects. “When I first started playing I wanted to capture the feeling of the Delta blues. Now I want to tell stories; the sound and rhythm of the slide guitar are a vehicle for the characters in my head.” In “Hurricane Railroad,” Jacobs-Strain sets a scene on the fringes of Oregon: “There’s a tar-paper shack at the edge of the clear-cut blackberry vines for a front yard living out on power line road drinking rainforest water out of mason jars.” The mood is rugged but playful, the 12-string guitar groove sits somewhere between Leo Kotke and Little Feat, and the blues is a way of feeling, as much as a scale or a style.


Thursday, September 28th – 7:00pm

ICA Theater – 137 S. Main St. in Bishop – 760-873-8014

$15 in advance or at the door-


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