Cris Jacobs Tour Dates:Sept 16 – Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavilion %Sept 17 – Cascade, WV – Deep Roots Mountain RevivalSept 23 – Clarksburg, MD – Hometown Get DownOct 19 – New York, NY – American BeautyOct 20 – Port Chester, NY – Garcia’sOct 21 – Hartford, CT – Arch Street TavernOct 22 – Fall River, MA – NarrowsNov 03 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theatre *Nov 04 – Washington, DC – Gypsy Sally’s *Nov 05 – Owings Mills, MD – Gordon Center *Nov 10 – Morgantown, WV – Schmitt’s SaloonNov 11 – Frostburg, MD – Dante’sNov 12 – Roanoke, VA – MartinsNov 16 – Macon, GA – Cox Capitol Theatre #Nov 17 – Atlanta, GA – Eddie’s Attic #Nov 18 – Nashville, TN – The Basement #Nov 19 – Whitesburg, KY – Appalshop TheatreNov 23 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head LiveNov 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club CaféDec 01 – Harrisburg, PA – TBDDec 02 – Philadelphia, PA – Ardmore Music HallDec 03 – Richmond, VA – The Camel% w/ Sturgill Simpson* w/ Amy Helm# w/ Marc Ford Whether alone with just the guitar and his voice or surrounded by a full band, Cris Jacobs enchants listeners with his inspired, poignant songwriting, virtuous guitar playing and soulfully transcendent voice. Jacobs has harnessed over a decade of trans-genre exploration on his second solo album, Dust to Gold, due for release on October 21, 2016 via American Showplace Music.The new album is a soul-stirring expression of the current chapter of his creative evolution, featuring twelve well-crafted songs that masterfully weave through the sweet and rugged landscape of soul, blues, country, gospel, and rock and roll.The lead single from the album is “Turn Into Gold”, a moving slide-guitar meditation about channeling the “muse,” or “tapping the source,” as Jacobs calls it. It’s about the desire to be, “enraptured in the mystery, the unknown, the questions, the answers all at once,” Jacobs describes. “If I’m playing or singing and I’m really connected to that source and I’m really locked in and there’s a room full of people experiencing that, the hope is then for them to get locked into their own thing, and it’s this beautiful, ecstatic magic that happens. To me, this is that elusive goal that I chase every time I sit down to write a song or every time I get on stage to perform.”Listen to “Turn Into Gold,” streaming below.Jacobs’ full band includes a richly funky rhythm section with Todd Herrington on bass, Dusty Ray Simmons on drums, and John Ginty on Hammond organ and keyboards, who has been a master side man for years, working with Jewel, Citizen Cope, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and most currently, with The Dixie Chicks.Whether its his work with The Bridge from 2001-2011, his side project Neville Jacobs with keyboardist Ivan Neville and more, anyone who listens to Cris Jacobs is bound to be impressed. Be sure to catch Jacobs on the road, touring extensively throughout the fall in support of the new release!
1. Will Ospreay vs. Kazuchika Okada (Night 7)[Replay ‘G1 CLIMAX 29 Night 6’ on July 19th, 2019]9TH MATCH:G1 CLIMAX 29 – A BLOCK TOURNAMENT MATCH @rainmakerXokada vs. @WillOspreay!!Watch on New Japan World▶︎https://t.co/Tj7UBINesh #njpw #njpwworld #G1Climax #g129 pic.twitter.com/fYq25e2EBP— njpwworld (@njpwworld) July 21, 2019This isn’t just the match of the tournament so far but may end up being the best match of the year. Both Ospreay and Okada are on the top of their game as they told a wonderful story going back and forth, countering each other at every turn. Ospreay pulled out everything in his arsenal as he tried to make history and become the first IWGP junior heavyweight champion to defeat the heavyweight champion. The Korakuen Hall crowd was all-in, especially down the stretch as they traded near falls. Ospreay looked to secure the win with the Stormbreaker but Okada escaped and connected with two thunderous Rainmaker clotheslines to earn the win. We’re quickly approaching the halfway point of the annual G1 Climax 29 presented by New Japan Pro Wrestling. The annual tournament is a showcase for some of the best matches of the year and this one has lived up to the hype with some incredible action.As usual, the action has lived up to the hype so far with the first seven nights delivering some incredible wrestling matches. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearSome background on the G1 Climax: the tournament features 20 heavyweights which are split into two blocks of 10 competitors. Two points are given for a victory, one point for a draw, and zero points for a loss. At the end of the round-robin portion of the tournament, the top point scorers in each block with square off in the finals.The winner of that match will earn the right to challenge for the IWGP heavyweight championship on Jan. 4, 2020 at Wrestle Kingdom 14 inside the Tokyo Dome. If current champion Kazuchika Okada wins the tournament, he will choose his Wrestle Kingdom opponent.While there is still plenty of the tournament yet to come, it has already featured some awesome matches. Here’s a look at the top five matches of the G1 Climax 29. 5. KENTA vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi (Night 3)G1 CLIMAX 29(7/14)を公開！メインはAブロック公式戦、@tanahashi1_100 VS @KENTAG2S！両者譲らぬ一進一退の攻防！両者の盟友、柴田の前で勝利を掴みとるのはどちらだ!?登録＆視聴▷https://t.co/MUlAzAkQc1#njpw #njpwworld #G1Climax #G129 pic.twitter.com/NBU2Sq5RTQ— njpwworld (@njpwworld) July 14, 2019One of the biggest stories of the tournament is proving that this is KENTA, the Japanese superstar and not the Hideo Itami that struggled in NXT the past few years.Both of them looked like they approached this match with something to prove. There was KENTA connecting again and again with his signature kicks as if he was trying too smash a hole in the “Ace” with Tanahashi selling the damage but keep coming back.When Tanahashi put together some offense including a High Fly Flow, it looked like it was game over but instead, KENTA blocked a second HFF and finished off the Japanese legend with a penalty kick and the Go 2 Sleep. 4. EVIL vs. Kota Ibushi (Night 3)G1 CLIMAX 29 大田区大会！第8試合Aブロック公式戦、@ibushi_kota VS @151012EVIL！両者ともにフルスロットル！どちらも譲らぬ激しい攻防！果たして最後までリングに立っているのはどちらだ!?登録＆視聴▷https://t.co/XKHy3UQncl#njpw #njpwworld #G1Climax #G129 pic.twitter.com/czJ3iTRnWN— njpwworld (@njpwworld) July 14, 2019Sometimes wrestling just needs to make sense. And it made sense that EVIL would focus on Ibushi’s bad ankle that he hurt on the opening night of the tournament. The match was all about EVIL looking to take advantage of the injury, looking to destroy that ankle while Ibushi had to find a way to win without his usual mobility.When Ibushi connected with a flurry of slaps and punches, EVIL countered with a vicious kick to the bad ankle that put Ibushi on the mat and crushing his hopes in the process.Ibushi put together one last effort down the stretch including several Bome Ye knee strikes but EVIL was too strong as he connected with Everything is EVIL to score the win. A simple yet very effective story. 3. Will Ospreay vs. Kota Ibushi (Night 5)[Replay ‘G1 CLIMAX 29 Night 5’ on July 18th, 2019]9TH MATCH:G1 CLIMAX 29 – A BLOCK TOURNAMENT MATCH @ibushi_kota vs. @WillOspreay!!Watch on New Japan World▶︎https://t.co/Tj7UBINesh #njpw #njpwworld #G1Climax #g129 pic.twitter.com/qNcVsSYvsg— njpwworld (@njpwworld) July 19, 2019The talk heading into this match was how far these daredevils would venture into the danger zone in what they would do. Neither are afraid of taking risks — huge, scary risks — at the expense of putting on a memorable performance.Instead, they focused on telling a story with each going into the match banged up with Ospreay dealing with a bad neck and Ibushi still suffering from an ankle injury. There were still some risky spots but because there were fewer, it made them feel more important with each that connected.Both of them came out unscathed while putting on an innovative display of athleticism and violence in what turned out to be their latest gem.2. Jon Moxley vs. Tomohiro Ishii (Night 6)Tomohiro Ishii ‘DIVE!!!’Sign up Now & Stay tuned to https://t.co/Tj7UBJ4PjP#njpw #G1Climax #g129 #njpwworld pic.twitter.com/sKfBkCsYbG— njpwworld (@njpwworld) July 19, 2019These two took the fight to one another the second the bell rung and it was all action from there. As expected between these two, this turned into a brawl that went into the crowd. While they were outside the ring for a long time but Kevin Kelly correctly said on the broadcast the crowd would have “tarred and feathered” the referee if he had counted them out.As wild as this got, maybe the craziest thing of the tournament so far was seeing Ishii — a grounded, no-nonsense, true-blooded fighter — jumping off the top rope and connecting with a splash that sent Moxley through a table outside the ring.Neither came out as the loser in this hard-hitting battle even though Moxley scored the two points in the win. The former Dean Ambrose has dialed it up since leaving WWE and this is the wild and dangerous Jon Moxley who is firmly putting his stamp on this tournament.