David Jacobs-Strain is a fierce slide guitar player and song poet known for both his virtuosity and spirit of emotional abandon. His live shows move from humorous, subversive blues, to delicate balladry, swinging back to swampy rock and roll.
Harmonica, flute, and singing virtuoso Bob Beach has been working as a professional musician for more than 40 years, applying his sound to a broad scope of genres. David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach will be performing at Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Thursday, February 6th at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are $15 for members, $18 for the general public. Student tickets are half-price and kids under 12 are free. Advance tickets are available online at wslr.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
Originally from Oregon, David Jacobs-Strain began playing on street corners and at farmers markets as a teenager in order to save up for his first steel string guitar. Since then he has appeared at festivals from British Columbia to Australia, and has shared stages with Lucinda Williams, Boz Scaggs, Etta James, The Doobie Brothers, Janis Ian, and many more.
A native Philadelphian, Bob Beach has been a vital part of the local music scene there. A volunteer at the Philadelphia Folk Fest since 1998, Bob has also performed at the festival many times since 2002. As a sideman he has recorded or performed with local Philadelphian and national acts such as; Ollabelle, Langhorne Slim, the Avett Brothers, Pat Wictor, Beaucoup Blue, Fruit, and many more.
WSLR/Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota, FL 34236
Photo by Tara Laidlaw