DAVID JACOBS-STRAIN + CHRISTOPHER WORTH
SOUNDS LIKE: Johnny Lang sits in on a front porch jam with Gregory Alan Isakov
Drawing from a variety of roots and blues influences with a modern flare, Christopher Worth & David Jacobs-Strain are an inimitable acoustic duo. The two began playing together in 2018 after jamming around a songwriters fire and soon after were invited to play a variety of main stage sets at US festivals across the west coast. Within only a couple months they hit the studio to track what would become Rhududu Sessions Volumes 1 & 2.
Tracked live with minimal editing or overdubs, Rhududu Sessions Vols. 1 & 2 features original material from both writers, several co-writes, and a cover of the cult classic Robert Johnson song “Cross Road Blues.” Though their command of craft is clear from the first note, it is the rawness and honesty of the performances that are most impactful. David’s delicate and fine touch on slide guitar is the perfect complement to Christopher’s rhythmic backbeat, and the two both have rich voices that complement one another seamlessly. Above all it is their attention to space and dynamic that sets these recordings aside. The songs are classic and poetic in both lyric and melody and come alive through the deftness of their respective performances.
Between the two they have shared stages with (to name a few): Etta James, Robert Plant, Allen Stone, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Rising Appalachia, SaQi, The Polish Ambassador, Dirtwire, John Craigie, Shook Twins, Fruition, and many more…
Christopher and David are currently in the middle of tracking their first full length record at Tiara Street Studios in Eugene (scheduled release March 2023).