Feb 26, 2016
Banjoist, composer and instigator Jayme Stone threads together influences he has collected from around the globe to build another, even more vibrant musical world.
With his most current Lomax Project (nominated for a 2016 JUNO Award), he introduces world music into traditional folk songs that go deep - back into Bahamian sea shanties, African-American a cappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes, and work songs - most all collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax.
The end result is a stunning listen, and even more of an experience live.
I chatted with him ahead of his most recent Alberta tour stop.
This podcast interview also links to a companion feature in my online Calgary Herald space.