David Jacobs-Strain, Stuck on the Way Back

By Sarah Wostenberg

Nineteen year-old David Jacob-Strain’s new CD, Stuck on the Way Back, is a worthwhile blues disc. Dealing with lyrics about unfortunate situations, Jacob-Strain tells stories about sad times when people hit rock bottom in their lives. The folky-blues backbone that accompanies the songs provides a suitable compliment, conveying humanitarian insight with the guitar licks. Songs range in subject matter from heroin addiction to relationship difficulties, all presented in a manner similar to Ani Difranco’s more angry days. Stuck on the Way Back is not your typical fun-times record, but those looking for a disc full of emotion and pain might want to check this out.


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