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Jayme Stone’s Folklife

March 13th, 2017


When:
October 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
2017-10-21T19:30:00-06:00
2017-10-21T21:30:00-06:00
Where:
The Wright Opera House
472 Main St
Ouray, CO 81427
USA
Cost:
20.00
Contact:
Sue Hillhouse
970-626-2970

Jayme Stone

Sea island spirituals, Creole calypsos and stomp-down Appalachian dance tunes.

“Jayme Stone’s Folklife” follows the bends and bayous through the deep river of song and story. Evolving out of Stone’s “Lomax Project,” this gathering of versatile musicians blows the dust off of old songs and remakes them for modern ears. With spellbinding singing, virtuosic playing and captivating storytelling, their concerts and educational programs are moving, inventive and participatory experiences.

Featuring:

  • Jayme Stone (banjo, voice)
  • Moira Smiley (voice, accordion)
  • Sumaia Jackson (fiddle, voice)
  • Joe Phillips (bass, voice)

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ABOUT JAYME STONE: 

Two-time Juno-winning banjoist, composer and instigator Jayme Stone has been called the “Yo-Yo Ma of the Banjo”.

Stone makes music inspired by sounds from around the world—bridging folk, jazz and chamber music. His award-winning albums both defy and honor the banjo’s long role in the world’s music, turning historical connections into compelling sounds.

Stone is the consummate collaborator, unearthing musical artifacts and magnetizing extraordinary artists to help rekindle these understudied sounds. He is a passionate educator, producer and instigator.

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PRESS QUOTES: 

“A fresh contemporary take on musical treasures.” – NPR

“A truly inventive spin on some very old tunes.” – GEORGIA STRAIGHT

“A musical evangelist, Stone loves using fresh approaches to get people hooked on wider musical traditions.” – EDMONTON JOURNAL