Nomadic Devotion Books invite you to attend Acoustic Harvest, an evening with classical guitarist Jacqueline Henry-Ross and poet, author, and RCLL instructor, Paul W. Jacob (Jake). The performance will take place on Thursday November 3rd at 7 P.M. at the Bush Auditorium on the campus of Rollins College. Paul W. Jacob's new book, Nomadic Devotion, will premiere the night of the performance.
Jacqueline Henry-Ross is a classical guitarist who lives in Northern California. She started to play the guitar at the age of nine and studied intensely under the tutelage of David Grimes, ultimately graduating with a Bachelors of Music Degree from California State University at Fullerton. Her most profound musical memories include having taken Master Classes with the world renowned classical guitarist Maestro Andrés Segovia. In addition, she and her twin sister Patricia Turner were chosen to perform for him as a duo at a benefit concert in his honor at the “Coconut Grove” in Los Angeles along with the Brazilian guitarist, Larindo Almeida. As a duo, Jacqueline and her sister have had opportunities to perform throughout Oregon, California and Mexico. Jacqueline has also performed live on the famous Hispanic television show Sábado Gigante.
Paul W. Jacob is a writer, poet, teacher, and contemplative guide. He facilitates spiritual retreats at centers of consciousness across the United States. Jacob was also the Co-Founder and Publishing Director of the culturally influential Modern Nomad magazine. He has had numerous spiritual essays, travel narratives, and poems published in literary journals and cultural magazines. He also collaborated with the late great jazz pianist Eddie Higgins on the poetry and jazz album, Miami Session. Jacob has been a featured guest on several regional NPR programs and college radio shows, where he talks about the poetics of place, contemplative living, and transformational travel. His new book, Nomadic Devotion: A Contemplative Inquiry into the Poetics of Place, takes the deep study of locality, and through its contemplative poetic lens, creatively renders how our environment has a transformational effect upon our lives.