Jacob Jolliff – USA

Dorrigo Showgrounds

25, 26, 27 October, 2019

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Jacob Jolliff

US National Mandolin Champion Jacob Jolliff was awarded a full scholarship to The Berklee College of Music in Boston at the age of 18. During his sophomore year of college, he joined the New England based roots music band, Joy Kills Sorrow touring extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, playing hundreds of clubs, theaters, and festivals.

In 2014 the young mandolinist got a call from the progressive bluegrass jam group, Yonder Mountain String Band. He immediately connected musically and personally with the band, and they asked him to play the rest of 2014 with them, later announcing him as an official member. Jacob started his own band in the Fall of 2015. While instrumentation-wise it’s a traditional bluegrass ensemble, they call on a huge number of outside influences to create a unique take on roots music.


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