Special to the
Opelika Observer

Jan. 26 at The Sound Wall in downtown Opelika will be a night full of rock and folk jams with David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach.
Jacobs-Strain is a fierce slide guitar player, and a song poet from Oregon. He is known for both his virtuosity and spirit of emotional abandon, displaying a range that ties him 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,” Jacobs-Strain said.
Beach’s career has spanned more than 45 years. With his roots in blues, rock and folk, his innate feel for music transcends genre, and can be integrated into everything from hip hop to bluegrass to kids’ cabaret and more.
The two have been performing together since 2010. They currently perform between 70 and 100 shows a year on both the East and West coasts. Their live show moves from humorous, subversive blues, to delicate balladry, and then swings back to swampy rock and roll.
Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online via www.eventbrite.com.
For more information, visit www.thesoundwall.com. The venue is located at 605 Ave. B.