Jayme Stone & Folklife
The Pasadena Folk Music Society is proud to present Jayme Stone and Folklife, a fine group of musicians who explore the deep roots music of North America and beyond. This is a completely new show, a follow-up to an earlier tour and album called the Lomax Project, which was performed here at Caltech with a slightly different line-up three years ago. They are touring the country, winding up in New York's Carnegie Hall in June.
Jayme Stone is a Canadian banjo innovator, known for his bringing together diverse music, be it Bach or from Africa. His range is tremendous and his knowledge of the music insures that it will be an authentic rendering. The program treats old field recordings not as time capsules, but as heirloom seeds passed down from a bygone generation. Planting these sturdy seeds in modern soil, this versatile gathering of musicians—Moira Smiley, Sumaia Jackson and Joe Phillips—has cultivated vibrant Sea Island spirituals, Creole calypsos, and stomp-down Appalachian dance tunes for contemporary listeners. Focusing on songs collected from field recordings at the Library of Congress, this ensemble preserves the essence of these fine recordings, while polishing them just a bit with contemporary nuances. Their recording based on this project, Jayme Stone's Folklife, was nominated for a Juno Award (Canada's Grammy equivalent) in the Traditional Roots Album of the Year category in 2018.
More Info: http://jaymestone.com/projects/folklife
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