Artist: Jayme Stone

Canadian Jayme Stone is one of the most innovative string banjo players working today, adapting and performing traditional music from cultures as diverse as Brazil, Bulgaria and West Africa. For his collaboratory the Lomax Project, he is joined by Grammy-winning singer Tim O’Brien, Bruce Molsky, Margaret Glaspy, Moira Smiley, Brittany Haas, Julian Lage, Eli West, and more. Focusing on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, Jayme Stone and the Lomax Project brings together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle and re-imagine traditional music. The repertoire includes Bahamian sea chanties, African-American acappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes and work songs collected from both well-known musicians and everyday folk: sea captains, cowhands, fishermen, prisoners and homemakers. Scott Nygaard, writing for Peghead Nation describes Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project as “one of the most compelling and rich roots music recordings of recent years.”

Jayme Stone sitting with a banjo on the table
Based:
Canada

Recordings:
Jayme Stone’s Lomax ProjectThe UtmostAfrica to AppalachiaRoom of WondersThe Other Side of the Air

Awards:

Juno Award Instrumental Album of the Year for The Utmost

Juno Award for World Music Album of the Year for Africa to Appalachia

Canadian Folk Music Award for Instrumental Artist of the Year for Room of Wonders


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The Lomax Project – A Collaboratory

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Focusing on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, The Lomax Project brings together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle and re-imagine traditional music.

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