4/2/2005 - David Jacob-Strain


David Jacobs-Strain emerged on the music scene as a young teen-ager in Eugene, Oregon, enthralling audiences with the fire and conviction in his music. Now at age 20, seasoned with engagements at premier blues and folk festivals, Jacobs-Strain is gathering international acclaim for his ability to channel the deepest feeling of the blues in his singing, steel-string guitar artistry, and original song-writing.Drawn by the 'vitality and ragged humanity of the music,' Jacobs-Strain believes in 'keeping the blues alive through innovation and improvisation and the addition of new sounds and textures.' 'However,' he emphasizes, 'the blues player cannot hide behind technical fluency but rather must put his whole soul on the line, baring oneself to the audience.'