The Yonder Mountain String Band mandolinist goes solo
Jacob Jolliff was born into a musical family in Newberg, OR. His dad started him on the mandolin at age seven and required him to practice ten minutes a day. But after six months of practicing this minimal amount, something clicked, and almost overnight he started putting in several hours of intense practice daily. And this hasn't really changed in the last 20 years. He's played with Joy Kills Sorrow and Yonder Mountain String Band (which continues to tour), and now he's started his own Jacob Jolliff Band, featuring some of New England's most virtuosic young pickers. The group features a lot of Jacob's original instrumentals, as well as showcasing his singing, which has been a big part of what he does in recent years.