Lomax Project is the latest adventure of two-time Juno winning musician, producer, educator and collaborator, Jayme Stone.
Focusing on songs collected by renowned folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this musical reawakening brings together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, reinvigorate 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 both well-known musicians and everyday folk ranging from muleskinners, roustabouts, sawyers, and prisoners, to homemakers and schoolchildren.
Graydon James & the Young Novelists Making a Mariposa Pit Stop
Graydon James & the Young Novelists play everything from roots-rock barnstormers to heartbreaking folk ballads. Over the duration of three fast-paced years, they have won a Galaxie Rising Star award, toured several times, played innumerable festivals, clubs, house concerts and cafés, and released three recordings. Their most recent recording, In The Year You Were Born (2012), showcases impressive, road-tested musicianship. That musical prowess, combined with excellent song writing – whether about love or loss, the tragedies of high school, the joys of parenthood, small town dreams, or big city truths – makes for a wholehearted, unreserved, rousing connection to their audience. It’s what really good music is all about.
For more information about Graydon James & the Young Novelists at Mariposa Folk Festival 2013,click here.