Ryan Montbleau + Cris Jacobs

Ryan Montbleau + Cris Jacobs

JP Biondo (of Cabinet)

April 6 · Thursday

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$15 Advance / $18 Day of Show / $25 Reserved

This event is 21 and over

Ryan Montbleau
Ryan Montbleau
Ryan Montbleau has been touring as both a band leader and solo act continuously throughout the U.S. since 2003. A gifted and award winning songwriter and vocalist, Montbleau has developed a deep bond to a fanbase that stretches from coast to coast. His latest release Stages: Volume III celebrates 18 career-spanning Montbleau tunes recorded live and solo acoustic over a three-night run at Club Passim in 2015. Ryan has found a home in the jam band world as much as the folk world throughout his career, able to draw the listener in with soul-gripping lyrics just as well as he can shake a room with a stellar band. He is a native of Massachusetts and lives somewhere between there and the road. Montbleau has performed in 46 U.S. States as well as abroad and will perform at Carnegie Hall in March of 2017.
Cris Jacobs w/ members of Cabinet
Cris Jacobs w/ members of Cabinet
Singer-songwriter Cris Jacobs has explored the outer realms of bluegrass, folk, funk, country, blues, soul, and rock with stylistic reverence, adventurous alchemy, and emotional sincerity. Throughout his musical travels he's amassed a dedicated fanbase engaged by the warmth and high quality of his lived-in songs.

"I've always just accepted and respected that evolution is part of the creative process," the Baltimore, Maryland-based artist explains. "But I've made sure that throughout my work, I've always been honest. That's the end goal, writing music that is meaningful to me."

Cris Jacobs began his career fronting the acclaimed band and award-winning jam band The Bridge. The sextet released four albums in 10 years, and averaged 200 shows a year. When the band went on permanent hiatus, Cris continued on following the music. In 2012, he issued his solo debut, Songs For Cats And Dogs, a masterful album featuring poignant songwriting, honey and whiskey soaked vocals, burly riffs, dazzling guitar playing, and bucolic pedal steel guitar. Jacobs's solo career was welcomed by fans and media alike, widening his profile as he appeared on television, on NPR's Mountain Stage sessions, and was personally tapped by Stevie Winwood and Sturgill Simpson for national tours. Currently, Jacobs is readying his sophomore album.

It's been a profoundly inspiring new beginning for Jacobs. Away from the band mindset, he realized he could be more reflective and explore more intimate ends of the Americana spectrum. As he prepares his second solo album, he embraces these new expressive avenues deeper, exploring more confessional topics and the broad creative range of instrumental configurations. Lately, Jacobs has been performing captivating guitar and voice shows, and his upcoming album will feature this inviting setting alongside rollicking full band excursions.

"Things never go exactly the way you think they will go," Jacobs says, reflecting back on his multi-faceted career. "I've always just followed what I honestly felt, and seeing some of the same faces in the audience year after year, people that have stuck by me through different creative configurations, is a wonderful feeling. When I go home at night, that makes me sleep well, knowing I touched someone."
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003