DAVID JACOBS-STRAIN is a slide guitarist and modern roots singer-songwriter whose musical journey begins in the wellspring of Delta blues, but ranges far afield from there. In his mid-twenties, he channels age-old wisdom and heartache with such dexterity, energy, and passion that you feel good, even about feeling bad. He tours nationally and has numerous festival credits in the Strawberry Music Festival, MerleFest, the Lugano Blues to Bop Festival in Switzerland, the Newport Folk Festival, and the Montreal Jazz Festival. He’s also served as faculty at guitar workshops, most notably at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch. When asked about David, Jorma Kaukonen said, “He is just one of these guys who is in his own class. A great singer and guitar player.” The Washington Post backed that statement by saying, “His acoustic and electric guitar work is crisp and driven, and his voice can rise to a pitch or fall quietly in sync with a loping beat.” In 2008, Boz Scaggs chose him to open for his summer tour. David is touring in support of his latest album, “Terraplane Angel.”
Blazing guitar. Powerful vocals. Eloquent song writing; LIZ MELENDEZ is the female version of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carlos Santana, and Eric Clapton. The name Liz Melendez is becoming synonymous with great guitar across the globe. While her lead and rhythm guitar prowess alone is enough to distinguish her, the strength of her vocal ability and her skills as a songwriter make Liz a genuinely unique and powerful artist. Her dynamic live performances thrill audiences as she effortlessly demonstrates her versatility, often paying homage to her influences as a highlight to her own clearly defined lead guitar and vocal style.
David Jacobs-Strain Live in Concert
Liz Melendez Live in Concert
When: Friday, October 28, 2011 – 8:00PM
Where: Eddies Attic
515-B North McDonough Street
In 2008, David Jacobs-Strain was the tour opener for what well known musician?
Entry Deadline: Thursday, Oct 27, 2011