LIVE: Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project @ Sanctuary for Independent Media, 11/5/15

December 2nd, 2015, 1:00 pm by Greg

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Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Celebrating the centennial of the birth of Alan Lomax – folklorist, songfinder, author, radio personality, ethnomusicologist, oral historian, activist, filmmaker, concert producer, recording artist, scholar, archivist, lecturer and more – Canadian Jayme Stone, a Juno Award-winning banjo player, composer, producer and performer of world music, kicked off his year-long Lomax Project tour last month at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy.

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The show paid tribute to the pioneering work of Lomax, with Stone and his band – Moira Smiley (voice, accordion), Sumaia Jackson (fiddle, voice) and Andrew Ryan (bass, voice) – reviving, recycling and re-imagining many of the roots music and folk songs that Lomax collected during his journeys – from Bahamian sea shanties to African-American a cappella singing, from ancient Appalachian ballads to southern work songs.

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