Jayme Stone’s Folklife

~2-Time Juno Award Winning Banjoist~
North American Roots Music Revival
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Jayme Stone will present a combination of songs from his brand new CD “FolkLife,”
as well as songs from his very popular “Lomax Project.”

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Sea island spirituals, Creole calypsos and stomp-down Appalachian dance tunes.
“Jayme Stone’s Folklife” follows the bends and bayous through the deep river of song and story. Evolving out of Stone’s “Lomax Project,” this gathering of versatile musicians blows the dust off of old songs and remakes them for modern ears. With spellbinding singing, virtuosic playing and captivating storytelling, their concerts and educational programs are moving, inventive and participatory experiences. The new album will be out on Borealis Records April 7.

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 reimagine 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 both well-known musicians and everyday folk: sea captains, cowhands, fishermen, prisoners, and homemakers. The album features Grammy-winning singer Tim O’Brien, Bruce Molsky, Margaret Glaspy, Moira Smiley, Brittany Haas, Julian Lage, and more.

Jayme Stone - Banjo, Voice

Two-time Juno-winning banjoist, composer and instigator Jayme Stone makes music inspired by sounds from around the world, bridging folk, jazz and chamber music. Stone is the consummate collaborator, unearthing musical artifacts and magnetizing extraordinary artists to help rekindle these understudied sounds.
Rachel Ries - Voice, Accordion, Guitar

Rachel Ries, hailing from the prairies of middle America, crafts sly and compassionate songs for the crooked-hearted. With an electric guitar and piano; a clear voice and steady hand; she deftly pulls listeners in with disarming candor and holds them there with smart and tender poetry. In Spring 2016 Rachel released Cardinal; a handcrafted EP of songs written while on residency in Rouen, France. For Rachel, each of the songs is a key; a direction; a red-blooded essential for living – be it bravery, belief in one’s path or the bonds of family and blood. Each Cardinal includes a limited edition linoleum block art print, handmade by Rachel herself.

Recorded by the inimitable Jeremy Messersmith in Minneapolis, Cardinal is Rachel’s 2nd handcrafted EP and follows in the wake of Ghost of a Gardener (2014). A well-lauded, ambitious album co-produced by David Vandervelde, Ghost features a duet with Gregory Alan Isakov, members of Cuddle Magic and cameos by Devon Sproule, Carrie Elkin, Danny Schmidt and many others. Many may know Rachel by her longstanding collaborations with Anaïs Mitchell and their country ep (2008).

Proudly carrying the torch of a heritage rich in the domestic arts, Rachel’s homemade preserves and hand-stitched notebooks can often be found at shows, nestled amid 180 gram vinyl, cds and t-shirts. If you need comparisons, think Joni Mitchell, Carole King or Jeff Buckley. If you don’t – just listen.

Sumaia Jackson - Fiddle, Voice

Currently finishing up her Performance and American Roots Music degree at Berklee College of Music, Sumaia has immersed herself deeply in folk traditions including Old-Time, Jazz and Bluegrass. The rhythmic aspects of her background in old-time and Celtic fiddle styles, creates her smooth but driving sound as a fiddler and tune writer.

Sumaia grew up studying classical music in California and about eight years into her studies, she was captivated by traditional Irish and Scottish fiddle music. Throughout her teenage years she attended music camps across the country and has had the opportunity to study with and play with some of the most talented and innovative acoustic musicians in the acoustic music scene now including Jeremy Kittel, Christian Howes, Tristan and Tashina Clarridge, Scott Nygaard, Alasdair Fraser, Billy Contreras, Rushad Eggleston, Tony Trischka, Darol Anger, Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project, Jayme Stone’s Folklife, and more.

Joe Phillips - Bass, Voice

Born and raised in Toronto, Joe Phillips started studying classical guitar at age 9 at the University Settlement House Music School. He attended Oakwood Collegiate, and after some time playing the clarinet, he discovered the double bass. Time spent playing in various blues bars, Irish pubs and booze cans and four years studying with renowned classical virtuoso Joel Quarrington have led to a busy and diverse career. When not playing principal bass in Orchestra London Canada, Joe can be found making music with artists as varied as The Art of Time Ensemble, Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra, Group of 27 Chamber Orchestra, cabaret siren Patricia O’Callaghan, songwriters Jenny Whiteley, Sarah Slean, Ruth Moody, the Wailin’ Jennys, Corin Raymond and Rita Chiarelli, jazz bassist/cellist/composer Andrew Downing, banjoist Jayme Stone, Canadian fiddlers Pierre Schryer and Shane Cook and Irish flute and whistle virtuoso Nuala Kennedy. Joe has performed with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy, I Musici de Montréal, Tafelmusik and the Festival of the Sound and is an annual participant in the Sweetwater Music weekend in Owen Sound, Ontario.

What the press says:

A truly inventive spin on some very old tunes. Georgia Strait

They’ve put a fresh contemporary sound on musical treasures found in Lomax’s deep and rich archives.NPR

An album of beautiful, intriguing, thoughtful music coming from a collaboration of outstanding musicians who apply their talents together. It rewards our attention as much as it captures it, leading us to the music, rather than pushing us to it. Sing Out!

What results is a marvelous expression of Stone’s collaboratory distillation of the folk process. Boston Globe

One of the most compelling and rich roots music recordings of recent years. Peghead Nation

It places new wonders alongside old favorites, for a listening experience that’s fresh and fun no matter how familiar you are with Lomax’s collection.Huffington Post

This project is not about the collector — it’s about the songs and the way Stone and his musical team take them to new, often harmonious, heights. CBC Music

A testament to the endless inspiration the songs Lomax recorded are still able to conjure.Utne Reader

In every track you’ll hear the utter joy that came from making this record, and that joy is infectious. Penguin Egg

Workshop Lane
Bass w/Joe Phillips (Jayme Stone’s Folklife) & Trevor Hutchinson (Lúnasa)
1:30 – 2:30pm

Main Stage
3:30 – 4:20pm

Centennial Stage
7:45 – 8:45pm

Workshop Lane
Banjo w/Jayme Stone (Jayme Stone’s Folklife) & Jasiah Shrode (Flamekeeper)
12:30 – 1:30pm

Centennial Stage
2:30 – 3:30pm

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