The Jacob Jolliff Band
March 24 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
“It’s important to me to have real traditional bluegrass tunes in our set, but when I’m making a setlist I always want to hear a shift from one mood to another, like a story. It helps keep an audience engaged, and keeps us on our toes.” – Jacob Jolliff
About: The Jacob Jolliff Band is an ensemble of virtuosic, innovative pickers. A fine vocalist, Jolliff’s band fosters his interest in covering popular songs with acoustic and bluegrass accompaniment, while also composing and performing complex instrumental music in the same setting. Their live shows typically include a combination of high-energy bluegrass, covers, and original mandolin compositions. Pat Muir, of the Yakima Herald-Republic, described Jolliff as “one of, if not THE, finest mandolin players of his generation. And anyone can see that when they watch him play. Dude’s fingers just fly…”
Date & Time: Friday, March 24, 2023. Doors open at 6:00 PM and the concert starts at 7:00 PM.
Ticket Price: All tickets are general admission. $20 in advance until 3:00 PM on the day of event. $25 at the door. Children 12 years and below are free when accompanied by an adult.
Ticket Information: Reserve tickets in advance either ONLINE or by calling the Barns of Rose Hill Box Office at 540-955-2004 (Noon to 3:00 PM – Tuesday through Saturday). When our Box Office is closed, please leave a message. All ticket sales are final; no exceptions.
More About Jacob Jolliff: [Visit artist’s website.] Born into a musical family, Jacob Jolliff started playing mandolin at age seven and took to it almost immediately. Throughout middle and high school, Jolliff picked in a bluegrass gospel band with his father, playing at festivals and churches throughout the northwest. During that time, he had the opportunity to meet and learn from some of his heroes, including Ronnie McCoury, David Grisman, and Chris Thile. And that gave him the inspiration and drive he needed to pursue his passions in a more formal educational setting.
In 2007, at age 18, Jacob was awarded a full scholarship to The Berklee College of Music in Boston. There, he studied under the late mandolinist, John McGann. Under McGann’s supervision, Jolliff had the opportunity to work in a variety of styles from bluegrass to jazz to Celtic music. In 2008, during his sophomore year of college, he joined the New England based roots music band, Joy Kills Sorrow. In spite of the group’s rigorous touring and recording schedule, Jolliff graduated in 2011. The following year, he won the National Mandolin Championship in Winfield, Kansas.
After Joy Kills Sorrow parted ways in 2014, Jolliff was invited to tour with the progressive bluegrass jam group, Yonder Mountain String Band. He immediately connected musically and personally with the band, and would play with Yonder until the end of 2019. Although the Jacob Jolliff Band released their all-original first album, Instrumentals, Vol. 1 in 2018, it wasn’t until 2021 that Jolliff shifted his full attention to the band.
Jolliff currently lives in New York City, where he can be heard playing around town on his own projects and also with friends, in a wide range of styles.