One of the inspiring things about life is the beauty that can result from both intentional and random human connections. In December, 2011 David Jacobs-Strain was in Rochester, NY to open at a venue and found out that he was double booked with local musician Mike Brown. Mike and David began a conversation about guitars and old songs that still continues today.
Mike purchased an 1828 Methodist church in Geneseo, New York which he converted to a music studio called Temperamental Recordings. David chose this studio to record his 2012 album Geneseo
I grew up about 50 miles from Geneseo and went to college not far from this town. It’s an area with pockets of severe poverty contrasted with a richness in history, fascinating people and wondrous landscape. I’m fascinated that this poet from Eugene, Oregon found an old church in upstate New York in which to write and record.
Geneseo is an album with 10 original songs produced by Mike Brown and David Jacobs-Strain. Below is a video of David singing “Josephine”, the final cut from that album. He’s performing with Bob Beach on harmonica.
If you would like to see David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach on Sunday, November, 23, 2014 contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone/text at 717-940-9311. Suggested donation of $15/20. Potluck at 6:00 pm, Show at 7:00 pm.