Saturday, April 30th 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mandolin virtuoso Jacob Jolliff brings his band of stellar young players to the Arcata Playhouse on Saturday, April 30 for an evening of original acoustic music. Jolliff will be joining banjo icon Bela Fleck’s band for a summer 2022 tour but first he is hitting the west coast with his incredible band.
The Jacob Jolliff Band is the next generation of bluegrass supergroups, led by one of the country’s premier contemporary bluegrass mandolinists. Before joining Yonder Mountain String Band in 2015, Jacob Jolliff founded the beloved New England roots band Joy Kills Sorrow while attending Berklee School of Music on a full scholarship. The band logged three records, hundreds of shows, and thousands of miles of worldwide touring.
In 2012, Jolliff had the distinctive honor of being named the National Mandolin Championship winner. A fixture of the national bluegrass community, he has collaborated and shared the stage with Darol Anger, Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, and David Grisman to name a few. When Joy Kills Sorrow disbanded in 2014, Jolliff got the call to join progressive bluegrass giant Yonder Mountain String Band.
The Jacob Jolliff Band features a rotating cast of some of the most virtuosic and innovative young pickers in the country, including Alex Hargreaves (Grand Master Fiddle Champion, Turtle Island Quartet, Jerry Douglass), Stash Wyslouch (The Stash! Band, Molsky’s Mountain Drifters, The Deadly Gentlemen), Jeff Picker (Ricky Skaggs, Sarah Jarosz), Mike Barnett (Kentucky Thunder, Deadly Gentlemen), and others. Jolliff continues to tour extensively with Yonder Mountain String Band year round, assembling his namesake band when his schedule permits, for rare, not to to be missed performances.