Those who applaud her return may note that they can feel their hands while doing it.
The Line on Jake Trout
Like Dylan or Sting, Peter Jacobsen pens tunes about angst. The difference, says New York Times music writer Jon Pareles, is Jacobsen's "golfocentric" muse.
Jake Trout and the Flounders, featuring warbler Jacobsen with Mark Lye on guitar and Payne Stewart on harmonica, have been a hot ticket on Tour for 10 years. "Their new album, I Love to Play, puts them on the pro music circuit," Pareles reports, "with a producer, Tom Werman, who oversaw Motley Cr�e." Studio pros back the Flounders, whose golf buddies Stephen Stills, Alice Cooper and Darius (Hootie) Rucker sit in. " Stewart puffs occasionally on his harmonica," says Pareles, "and Jacobsen sings well enough to get applause at a karaoke bar. He summons an Alice Cooper growl in I'm on 18, gets that Eagles whine in Struggler's Blues, finds a smoky street cool in Low Riser."
"Making a record was like playing a pro-am, only we were the amateurs," says Jacobsen, who'll test his pipes onstage at this week's Houston Open.