Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

Past Events 2014-15

Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

Friday, March 11, 2016

Lomax Project

Jayme Stone, Moira Smiley, Sumaia Jackson and Joe Phillips performed.

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. His award-winning albums both defy and honor the banjo’s long role in the world’s music, turning historical connections into compelling music.

About The Lomax Project: Focusing on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, Jayme Stone brought 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.