AHWAHNEE – David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach will be the next artists to grace to stage at Coolwater Ranch, on Saturday May 23 at 8 p.m.
David Jacobs-Strain is a fierce slide guitar player, and a song poet from Oregon. He’s known for both his virtuosity and spirit of emotional abandon; his live show moves from humorous, subversive blues, to delicate balladry, and then swings back to swampy rock and roll.
It’s a range that ties Jacobs-Strain to his own generation and to guitar-slinger troubadours like Robert Johnson and Jackson Browne.
“I try to make art that you can dance to, but I love that darker place, where in my mind, Skip James, Nick Drake, and maybe Elliot Smith blur together,” says Jacobs-Strain.
His new album Geneseo speaks of open roads, longing hearts and flashbacks of Oregon – a record of emotions big and small, and lyrics that turn quickly from literal to figurative.
“I’m fascinated by the way that rural blues inscribes movement and transience. The music that frees a singer keeps them on the run; there’s a crossroads where a thing can be enchanting but dangerous; damaging but beautiful.”
Bob Beach has been a working professional musician for more than 40 years, adding harmonica, flute and vocals to a broad scope of genres. As a sideman he has recorded or performed with both local and national acts such as; Ollabelle, Langhorne Slim, the Avett Brothers, Pat Wictor, Beaucoup Blue, Fruit and many more. David and Bob recently released Live From the Left Coast, recorded in Eugene, Oregon.
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Passes to see these great artists live are available at Oakhurst Feed and Mountain Feed and Nursery for a suggested donation of $20 in advance. Tickets are $25 at the door. All proceeds go to the artist.
Reservations or passes are a must for these concerts as space is limited. For more information contact Coolwater host Robin Ralston directly at 559-760-1134 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The ranch is located in Ahwahnee, just ten minutes from Oakhurst at 45680 Forest Ridge Drive. Just a few house rules attendees are asked to follow please: no alcohol, drugs or smoking and no children under 16. The Coolwater Concert Series is sponsored in part by Tenaya Lodge.