The Palm: Jayme Stone & Lomax Project

The Palm: Jayme Stone & Lomax Project

Folksy town; music to match. Juno-winning banjoist Jayme Stone and his Lomax Project, now on a major six-month tour, performs the sweet sounds of traditional root music on Friday, March 6,  7:30 p.m., at the Palm Theatre. 

Jayme Stone & The Lomax Project

Jayme Stone & The Lomax Project

A composer, educator and producer, Stone makes music inspired by sounds from around the world in a style that bridges folk, jazz, and chamber. Stone’s award-winning albums both defy and honor the banjo’s leading role in the world’s music, turning historical connections into compelling sounds. What’s more, the man is the consummate collaborator, unearthing musical artifacts and magnetizing extraordinary artists to help rekindle understudied and underperformed tunes for the ages.

The Lomax Project  – Jayme Stone, (banjo); Margaret Glaspy (voice); Brittany Haas (fiddle); Eli West (guitar, voice;  Joe Phillips (bass) – is Stone’s latest adventure.

“A transatlantic session with blood, guts and grit,” The Herald.

“The Yo-Yo Ma of the banjo,” Globe and Mail.

 “This is what the future of the banjo sounds like,” Songlines.

 “I take back what I said about Jayme Stone,” Steve Martin.

Focusing on songs collected by folklorist and field-recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this collaboratory 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 a cappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes and work songs collected from well-known musicians and everyday folk: muleskinners, roustabouts, sawyers, prisoners, homemakers, even schoolchildren. Collaborators include Grammy-winning songwriter Tim O’Brien, Bruce Molsky, Brittany Haas, Moira Smiley, Margaret Glaspy, Eli West, Julian Lage, Greg Garrison, Joe Phillips, Mollie O’Brien, Ron Miles, Drew Gonsalves, and other notables.

Out March 3, 2015 on Borealis Records, a new recording of 19 songs will include a 54-page booklet with extensive song notes, a foreword by Grammy-winning scholar Stephen Wade, and photo essay by longtime Nonesuch photographer Michael Wilson.

Tickets for Jayme Stone’s performance at the Palm are $22 for adults and $14 for students and children. They can be purchased at or by calling 970.369.5669.

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