Presented by KGNU
Doors: 7:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Jayme Stone & Friends
Re-spun folk tunes, indie-pop originals and music from everywhere—Malawian kwela, Creole calypsos and more.
Jayme Stone (voice, guitar, banjo, synth)
Caroyln Hunter (voice)
Greg Harris (keyboards)
Eman Alexander (bass)
Kevin Matthew (drums)
Jayme Stone is a musician, composer, instigator, producer, and educator. On any given day, you might find him in his studio reworking a little-known hymn learned from a field recording, producing a session with musicians from Bamako or New York, creating experimental soundscapes, or tucking his kids in on time so he can get back to writing the next verse of a new song.
Stone, a “consummate team player” (Downbeat), has developed a process of trawling for understudied sounds in the more arcane corners of the world to see how they’ll land in his musical universe. His many collaborators have included Margaret Glaspy, Tim O’Brien, Bruce Molsky, Julian Lage, Dom Flemons, Bassekou Kouyate, and more.
Stone has made a surprise album every two or three years—seven total. Albums like Africa to Appalachia, a polyrhythmic tale of two continents and the Lomax Project, which re-imagines songs collected by American folklorist Alan Lomax.
Alexa Wildish has a pristine mountain-stream voice and songs so personal it’s like she’s reading her journal out loud. Living out her wanderlust in a van called Red Dawn, Alexa is winding her way through every western state—sharing her songs along the way. Her music is defined by a refined vocal skill and is tinged with the roots of Americana, the big swells of country, and the drive of Celtic music. Winner of the 2019 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival songwriting competition, Alexa took to the Planet Bluegrass stage with a full band in August 2021. With laughter and levity, her songwriting explores the deep reservoir of human feelings, inviting listeners to feel the vastness of being alive. Her eponymous EP was recorded at Goosehead Palace with producers Dan Knobler and Russell Durham features artists such as Ruth Moody (Wailin’ Jennys) and Jordan Tice (Hawktail).
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