While other neo-blues traditionalists such as Kenny Wayne Shepard and Johnny Lang draw their inspiration from Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix, Oregon native David Jacob-Strain delves much deeper into the history of the blues, emulating the acoustic slide work of seminal 1930s recording artists such as Blind Willie Johnson and Robert Johnson.
Jacob-Strain’s raw, soulful vocals and strong songwriting skills belie his 18 years. His 2002 debut, Stuck on the Way Back, is a sparsely produced gem carried by Jacob-Strain’s acoustic and slide guitar ability. Whether singing about the ills of pollution on the self-penned “River was Green,” or covering the Otis Taylor bad-love ballad, “Bowlegged Charlie,” the teen sounds amazingly convincing. This is a disc that should appeal to blues and singer/songwriter enthusiasts alike.
David Jacobs-Strain performsTuesday at Skipper’s Smokehouse at 8 p.m. For more info call 971-0666.
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