A new kickstarter project has been set up by banjo player Jayme Stone. The aim of the project is to rediscover the music that has been collected by Alan Lomax, who is taken as one of the most important influencers of the American Folk Song Revival.
For just 10 $ you can get the result of this project as a download – but you can also get a free concert by the band at your home if you pay more…so go and support this project and make it come true!
You can find the full information about the project on the kickstarter page.
Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project
The Lomax Project is a community of like-minded musicians coming together to rediscover their roots and collaborate. We’re multi-generational multi-instrumentalists. We have Grammy-winner songster Tim O’Brien, premier old-time musician Bruce Molsky, infinitely creative fiddler Brittany Haas (of Crooked Still), singer and body-percussionist Moira Smiley, captivating songstress Margaret Glaspy, neo-old-time guitarist and singer Eli West, guitar virtuoso Julian Lage, brilliant bassists Greg Garrison and Joe Phillips and special guests Mollie O’Brien (voice), Ron Miles (trumpet).
The album will feature many constellations and combinations of all these artists. You’ll hear hand-clapping, foot-stomping, twin fiddles, banjo, bouzouki, accordion and a swarm of singers crowded around a single microphone. The source recordings we used come from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, the Association for Cultural Equity’s Global Jukebox and (mostly out-of-print) Lomax collections including the Deep River of Song and Southern Journey series.
Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project – youtube playlist
The following video has been produced as a first example and bonus video:
Goodbye, Old Paint // Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project
Kickstarter Project page:
A great collection of videos by Alan Lomax is available at youtube
Videos with the great banjo player Jayme Stone
Information about Alan Lomax:
- Wikipedia about Alan Lomax (German)
- Wikipedia about Alan Lomax (English)
- Alan Lomax – The Father of the American Folksong Revival (German)
Some related posts in my blogs:
- Art Rosenbaum – Painter – Banjoplayer – Singer – 50 Years of Field Recording – Dust to Digital
- The “Wreck of the Old 97″ and other Songs of Virginia Tragedies
- Roots of Woody Guthrie: Celebrating Woody at 100 – Down Home Radio Show
- Steamboat Disasters and Railroad Accidents – Feuersbrünste, Explosionen, Schiffswracks im 19. Jahrhundert