Helping to make that music is Nate Arndt on acoustic guitar and stage bells, Matt King on cajon, a wooden box-type instrument, and two violinists, Alyssa Martin and Robin Chambers.
Together the group has experienced some of the best band moments, intriguingly and mysteriously, not in grand venues, but in basements, garages and on the gritty streets in random cities.
“Some good stages we’ve played were the Spring Pickin Bluegrass Festival and I guess the Chameleon was an achievement, and of course, a few chances to get a few moments on Harrisburg’s The River 97.3,” he said. “Playing for new crowds is a great task. They could love us or hate us, they could dance or they could talk. The truth is, they’ve probably never seen anything similar to it. I enjoy seeing the reactions. Getting away from home is always a plus, especially when it consists of going somewhere we’ve never been.”
Just like the ever-changing roster of band members, the band’s playlist is continually changing so every performance is different.
Many times the vibe of the show depends on the crowd’s reaction as to what direction the night will follow and how pumped up the band will become.
“I would say, every night we play out is memorable in one way or another. We’ve had shows where we have broken 20 guitar strings some nights and had nights when everything went flawlessly.” Jacobsen said. “We’ve had drunks tell us to become a Bob Denver cover band so they could enjoy it and then had women ask us to expose ourselves to them. There are a lot of crazy nights with this job.”