Guitar Player Magazine describes Neil as, “Leo Kottke, Al DiMeola, and Phil Keaggy blended together”, but his performances encompass far more than dazzling instrumental guitar. Neil draws inspiration from his world travels and experiences. Neil starts you off with a plucky little tune called Singing Dunes. Twitter: --Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange ReviewSounding Board Review New Age Reporter, R.J. Lannan Return of the Romani Son Just noting the titles on Neil Jacobs album, Secret Places, piqued my interest. See more of Neil Jacobs - World 12 String Guitar on Facebook. Create New Account. Guitar Player Magazine describes Neil as, “Leo Kottke, Al DiMeola, and Phil Keaggy blended together”, but his performances encompass far more than dazzling instrumental guitar. Workshop: $500-$1200 Please try again. From his adventures with the Gypsies of Spain, Cowboy TV Specials in Russia, and ethnomusicology studies in the Balkans, Eastern Europe, and beyond, Neil showcases his masterful adaptations of exotic folk and classical music on the uniquely American folk instrument, the 12-string guitar. Unable to add item to List. With true classical grace Sympathy for Salieri reminds you of the man that competed with uber-composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Stream ad-free with Amazon Music Unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet. With his own style of playing that the St. Louis Riverfront Times describes as "mesmerizing" and the Austin Chronicle describes as "the rockin'est since early Leo Kottke". Oh, but wait. So now we have the globetrotting writer who hails from that awe-inspiring California coast. Musician/Band. Neil and his 12-string have been part of an ongoing tour that offers succor to the lost and culture to the found. Rating: Very Good --Sounding Board Review, New Age Reporter, RJ LannanMinor Seventh Review by © Kirk Albrecht Few acoustic guitarists (excepting Richard Gilewitz and early Leo Kottke) are bold enough to create an entire recording of 12-sting guitar. You are treated to white smiles and white sand beaches somewhere along the Mediterranean. Neil covers a full spectrum of styles and dynamics, touching on music diverse and varied as Gypsy, World, Balkan Folk, Jazz, Modern Classical and Fingerstyle guitar, while maintaining his own refreshing energetic style of playing. Grand Haven, MI 49417 Who or what is referenced in the song Martin Eden? Now that's a wide spectrum no matter what demographic you poll, but Neil Jacobs took up his own place within it. It was a take a walk in the woods tune. Many times Jacobs phenomenal style made me wonder how many people were actually playing the guitar. Forgot account? Warm breezes and a dazzling sun dance around you as the music gains momentum. Oh, he had a little help from Arkadiy Gips on violin, Craig Marley on udu, and Steven Fox on upright bass on a few of the cuts. Sympathy for Salieri must be dedicated to the court composer so tragically portrayed in the film Amadeus, who lives in the shadow of the bawdy but brilliant Mozart. On two tunes, Song of Vojvodina and Zlato Moje Neil takes you on a special and very personal journey to Serbia. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. YouTube Video: Artist biography: Neil Jacobs is truly a masterful performer on the 12 string guitar. PO Box 723 It's a delightful mix. Community See All. Jacobs mastery of the instrument is well...magical. Office Phone: 614-832-5805 Cell: 614-832-5805, Jacobs gives enchanting renditions of Ravel's Bolero, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by Tchaikovsky, and the traditional Misirlou. With an ensemble of musicians playing exotic and familiar instruments, i.e. The entire disc resonates with an eastern European flavor, with a dash of Gypsy and other ethnic tastes. His latest release, "Secret Places" is an eclectic treat. Website:, Program: $500-$2700 Jacobs has been playing and composing for over a quarter of a century. Download our mobile app now. Please try again. On Song of Vojvodina Jacobs plays with dervish fervor the G & D prim while backed by the wonderful Zivili tamburica orchestra. I played a 12-string once years ago, but it did not sound like this. Neil also now offers a mesmerizing holiday concert, “The 12-Strings of Christmas”. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Martin Eden sounds a lot like dawn rising out of the golden Pacific and Morning at Ragged Point is a melodic hundred mile jaunt up the coast to Big Sur. It sounds like Jacobs has quite the handle on slack key guitar in the astonishing title tune Secret Places. It is absolutely the best cut on the album and worth many replays. Neil Jacobs is truly a masterful performer on the 12-string acoustic guitar. Travel Expenses: No, Neil Jacobs After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. For a slice of Americana, Jacobs serves up My Norman Rockwell, a straightforward tune which nonetheless offers more upon closer inspection, like much of Rockwell's seemingly simple creations. Contact Neil Jacobs - World 12 String Guitar on Messenger. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, + No Import Fees Deposit & $9.98 Shipping to Netherlands. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. There is a gentle, sparkling guitar score that allows you hear every glistening note of Jacobs s talent in the composition. He has traveled extensively from one side of Europe to the other. Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange Review by Mike Jurkovic On the Friday that Secret Places came in the mail for review, I had spent the week listening to a collection of Vivaldi's concertos and Sam Cooke.