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 shows move from humorous, subversive blues to delicate balladry, and then swing 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. Shadowed by harmonica virtuoso Bob Beach, Jacobs-Strain continues to take the blues in fresh new directions but, then again, with the equally imaginative eclectic vision that merges blues, folk, rock, and indie pop into an engaging Americana brew with pockets of funk and reggae around the edges. Tickets are $15 pre-show tickets, or $18 at the door.