Banjoist Jayme Stone plays Warren Station tonight
Summit Daily News
Jayme Stone is a 2011 Canadian Folk Music Award winner, and a 2008 and 2009 Juno Award winner, and can be heard tonight in Keystone at the Warren Station Center for the Arts in Keystone.
Stone will begin at 8 p.m., but the doors open at 7 and the stage will be open for a “community jam.” Everyone is invited to bring their banjos, fiddles, guitars, spoons, bongos and what-have-you for an hour of community music-making. All people, instruments and levels of musical experience are welcome.
The community jam will be led by Dercum Center artistic director, Charles Wetherbee, a professional violinist, who will also be sitting in with Jayme Stone on a piece or two.
There will be a cash bar for drinks and tickets will be sold at door for $15, kids 5 and under are free.
“This event will have a little something for everyone… inspired by folk music from all over the world, there is certain to be something to please every listener. Stone’s unique sound speaks to the new-found interest in world music, which resonates with each of us, no matter our lands of origin.” said Karina Wetherbee, Dercum Center general manager. “This is the first Dercum Center event of the summer season, which promises 12 more musical events through Labor Day weekend.”
Two-time Juno-winning banjoist Jayme Stone makes music inspired by folk traditions from around the world. His latest album, Room of Wonders, explores music from Norway, Sweden, Bulgaria, British Isles and North America. The performance will also include a movement from Bachʼs French Suite, a Moorish sword-fighting dance and Stoneʼs lush, edgy originals.
The show is called Jayme Stone’s Room of Wonders, and features Jayme Stone on banjo, Enion Pelta-Tiller on five-string fiddle, Grant Gordy on guitar and Greg Garrison on bass.
Stone thrives on unexpected inspiration: Japanese poetry, Brazilian literature and instruments he found while traveling in remote Malian villages.
His work is influenced by diverse sources such as Anouar Brahem, Bill Frisell, and Toumani Diabate. His award-winning albums both defy and honor the banjoʼs long role in world music, turning historical connections into compelling sound.
“I’ve been up to many things lately,” said Stone. “Touring often, working a banjo concerto written for me by Canadian composer Andrew Downing that’s set to premiere in July, writing new music for my next album, producing records for other artists and taking care of my two-year-old daughter Ella. We’ll be in Keystone as part of a Colorado tour which also brings us to the Pagosa Folk n’ Bluegrass festival this weekend.”
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