David Jacobs-Strain and Ben Rice, Double Bill of Acoustic Blues
Saturday, November 19, 2011 • 8pm
Tickets: $18/advance, $20/door, $10/teens 12–17,
children under 12 are free with paying adult.
Unitarian Fellowship, 4th and C Streets, Ashland
David Jacobs-Strain outrageous guitar work jumps from wild fingerstyle to slide and percussive drive produce enough tone to rival an electric jam band. And his voice carries an emotional intensity that his songs demand. David’s newest record Live from the Left Coast is built on the raw energy and stripped down vibe that fans have been asking for: David on guitar, vocals, Bob Beach on harmonica are all it takes to bring this set of mostly originals to life.
Ben Rice says the biggest influences of his music are artists like Carlos Santana and B.B. King. However, he is inspired by music from a large range of varying genres – everything from blues to rock, soul, and even eastern African music. In addition to having the voice of a Southern black blues singer, Rice is an amazing guitarist. He picked up his first guitar, a 1981 Washburn A10, when he was only five years old. At the age of seven, he began taking lessons, and now, at the prime age of 22, Rice says that he can “convincingly play four instruments” – the guitar, bass, trombone, and drums.
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