Welsh slide guitarist Kevin Brown and Spring Hill TN-based country guitarist Sam Jacobs struck up a musical partnership in the mid-1980s when the pair met in Austin TX. The casual chemistry in their playing produced a strong enough reaction that they still get together to record decades later. Their music is sublime country music filled with great chord voicings and subtle interplay, music of listening for listeners.
Their individual modesty belies the strength of their playing which has drawn, in Brown’s case, accolades from Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Albert King, and famed producer Joe Boyd who released several records by Brown for Hannibal Records.
Folks like Sam Jacobs are, simply put, the sort of people who make Nashville a great place to be. He’s a master woodworker and creates beautiful tuned mallet percussion instruments. Rooted in jazz and doowop, Jacobs’ guitar playing is understated and supportive and yet he played lead on albums like the pair of Felice and Boudleaux Bryant albums which feature rhythm by Chet Atkins and Lenny Breau.
This is a rare opportunity to see a fading tradition in Nashville and to witness a world master of slide guitar perform.
Deli Neblett is a multi-instrumentalist based in Nashville TN. Her music is, to borrow a phrase, a surrealistic pillow, a soothing place for the physical weight of one’s head while supporting the stream of visions excited in the listener’s relaxed, unconscious mind. Fans of Linda Perhacs “Parallelograms” album will find much to love about deli’s beautiful voice and her remarkable facility with melodic counterpoint and counterrhythm.
8 pm doors; 9 pm show start.
$7 tickets online at www.fmrlarts.org ; $10 at the door.