Recorded at an Oregon juke joint over the course of two nights last December, “Live From the Left Coast” showcases the many (and mighty) talents of the young acoustic roots-blues musician David Jacobs-Strain – unadorned and unenhanced.
Though he’s still in his mid-twenties, Jacobs-Strain plays and sings with the skill and confidence of a veteran. Not a big surprise, considering that he recorded his first album while he was still in high school, which is to say that despite his youth, he’s been at this for a while.
And he’s earned his rapidly growing stature honestly, having already wowed crowds at MerleFest, the Newport Folk Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival. Oh yeah, he also teaches guitar workshops at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch.