David Jacobs-Strain is a fierce slide guitar player, and a song poet from Oregon. He is known for both his virtuosity and spirit of emotional abandon. David displays a range that ties him to his own generation and to guitar-slinger troubadours like Robert Johnson and Jackson Browne. “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.”
David also tours with Bob Beach on Harmonica. Their live show moves from humorous, subversive blues, to delicate balladry, and then swings back to swampy rock and roll.
David has performed many times at blues festivals and taught at camps around the country. He and Bob were scheduled to play a number of festivals this Summer but now David is focusing on live streaming and recording at his home in Eugene, OR.
“David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach blew me away last summer at Swannanoa. As we say at home, they knocked my hat in the creek. I can’t envision the audience that could fail to take to them from the first chord and to the last. Hear them yourself as soon as you can”. -Tom Paxton
Seated Concert with Dinner - reservations highly recommended. Please call the venue for tickets and reservations. 828-575-2737
Come enjoy an evening of live music, food and drinks in the Isis Music Hall Lounge.