Coastal Virginia Bluegrass & Brew Festival: Jacob Jolliff Band
June 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Coming from a musical family, Jacob Jolliff’s father introduced him to the mandolin instrument at age seven and required him to practice every day for ten minutes. In school, Jacob and his father were in a bluegrass gospel band together and played in many festivals and churches throughout the northwest. Under his mentor’s supervision, Jacob spent six hours a day playing various styles of music and eventually joined the band, Joy Kills Sorrow. This year, the mandolinist’s main focus is The Jacob Jolliff Band. This ensemble is a group of virtuosic pickers that play Jacob’s original instrumentals, as well as showcase his singing. They tour nationally in the US and have also travelled to Scotland and Australia to perform. Come listen to the eccentric sounds of this virtuosic band as they bring the Bluegrass feel!