Back in May.
“He’s a six-foot-two Jewish blues singer from Oregon, a Stanford drop-out in a trucker hat, and a Left Coast poet; one part Leo Kottke, one part Ken Kesey, and one part Robert Johnson. Is it Delta Blues? Gangsta Grass? Geekabilly? Secular Humanist Gospel?
“It’s a sound big enough to land David at the Newport Folk Festival —as a teenager— and later at MerleFest, the Strawberry Music Festival, the Montreal International Jazz Fest, and on tour with artists as diverse as Lucinda Williams, Etta James, Bob Weir, and Boz Scaggs (for three summer tours).”
David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beech
Sunday May 5 at the Rooster’s Wife
Tickets available online
Sample a little of the great music playing this spring at the Rooster’s Wife in our Spotify Spring Chickens 2013 playlist.
Then come on by and listen to it live starting May 5.
We’re taking a little spring break through April (you know, Merlefest, Shakori, and whatnot) and will be back for more great music this spring, starting with David Jacobs-Strain.
Who’s coming to the hen house in May? Take a look, order tickets now, or buy a bundle and save a bundle.
5 | David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beech
12 | Harpeth Rising
19 | John Cowan and Tiller’s Folly
26 | Betse Ellis and Wurlitzer Prize
2 | Missy Raines and the New Hip, Casey Dreisen
9 | Doug and Telisha, Daniel Smith opens
16 | Red Clay Ramblers, Cackalacky Sisters
23 | Robin and Linda Williams
29 | The Rigney Family and Laurelyn Dossett
“David Jacobs-Strain is a virtuosic slide guitar player and a storyteller with a passionate one man show that is both humorous and deeply lyrical. A bridge between today’s indie folk troubadours and the delta guitar slingers of the 1930′s, David plays with precision and sings with emotional abandon.
He’s a six-foot-two Jewish blues singer from Oregon, a Stanford drop-out in a trucker hat, and a Left Coast poet; one part Leo Kottke, one part Ken Kesey, and one part Robert Johnson.
Is it Delta Blues? Gangsta Grass? Geekabilly? Secular Humanist Gospel? It’s a sound big enough to land David at the Newport Folk Festival —as a teenager— and later at MerleFest, the Strawberry Music Festival, the Montreal International Jazz Fest, and on tour with artists as diverse as Lucinda Williams, Etta James, Bob Weir, and Boz Scaggs (for three summer tours).”
Read more about David Jacobs-Strain on his Web site.
See him Sunday May 5 at the Rooster’s Wife.
“Davd Jacobs-Strain, what a great name!” - Lucinda Williams
Sunday May 5
David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beech
tickets available online
Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen will be at the Spot for our last show of the winter season. Rocking acoustic mayhem- huge instrumental chops with fine singing. Bluegrass, swinging through jazz : the complete definition of that which we call AMERICANA ! Frank and the band will be bringing it. Help us close out our Palustris week with gusto from pour favorite band, cooking with gas on all cylinders.
March 24, 6:46 at the Spot! 114 Knight St., Aberdeen, NC 28315
Mamajowali | Joe Craven, Mamadou Sidibe, Walter Strauss
The blend of kamale ngoni (the hunter’s harp) with six string guitar, percussion, fiddle, mandolin and singing – is uncommon and familiar while traditional and innovative – all at the same time. This new “Afromericana” project places each of these respected Northern CA-based artists in a new sound of common ground.
Multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven’s love of performing music has put him in many musical genres and alongside many musicians, from Jerry Garcia, Yo-Yo Ma, David Lindley and Jason Marsalis, to fusion banjoist Alison Brown and groups such as The Persuasions, Psychograss and The Horseflies. For 17 years, he was percussionist/ violinist with mandolinist David Grisman. With presenting workshops and lectures in Costa Rica, to thousands of school kids in Scotland, from house concerts to major festivals and from Carnegie Hall to busking at Cannery Row.
Master kamale ngoni player, Mamadou Sidibe is from the Wassoulou Region of Mali, West Africa. Twenty-five years ago Mamadou played a groundbreaking role in transforming the music of this region from it’s origins in hunters’ sacred melodies- -played on six string donso ngoni (hunter’s harps) – to a music of philosophical observations, politics and daily life.
Mamadou was one of the first to expand the instrument’s range with two extra strings, creating the popular kamale ngoni. He has recently enhanced the kamale ngoni even further, by creating 10 and 12 string kamale ngoni. Mamadou, with artists Coumba Sidibe, Oumou Sangare and Ramatu Diakite, spread the new sounds through recordings and performances in Europe, Africa and the United States. Not only is Mamadou an award winning musician and master of the kamale ngoni, he is accomplished on several other African instruments as well.
Fingerstyle guitar ace Walter Strauss draws on American roots, world music traditions, and jazz to create a sound uniquely his own. An accomplished composer and lyricist, he has also transposed the intricate music of the kora, a 21-string West African harp, to the guitar to create mind-bending renditions of traditional African melodies. Walter has toured with kora virtuoso and 2010 Grammy winner Mamadou Diabate, and with kamal ngoni (hunters harp) master Mamadou Sidibe, both of Mali. He has recently returned from Mali where he met and played with some of the great West African musicians, and he is currently working on a duo project with Sidiki Diabate, son of the legendary kora master Toumani Diabate.
Thursday March 21
Tickets available now
“Levy and Craven’s paths have crossed a few times through the years. The Grisman quintet has toured fairly often with the Flecktones; both musicians contributed to the final recordings of Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia. But their own collaboration wasn’t kindled until three years ago when they had a chance to play together at a fundraiser in Aberdeen, N.C. The two kept in touch and eventually started playing out as a duo, indulging in a few touring dates during the past year.”
“We are both mad men,” Levy wrote in an email to the Xpress, explaining their connection. “It takes one to know one. Lots of intensity and enough chops to hang with each other.”