Jake Blount

AFRICAN AMERICAN TRADITIONAL FOLK/ROOTS

Jake Blount

Wednesday, March 30, 7:30 p.m. 
Campus Theatre, 413 Market Street, Lewisburg
There will be a free artist talk immediately before the performance, from 6:45-7:15 p.m., at the Campus Theatre.

Jake Blount is an award-winning banjoist, fiddler, singer and ethnomusicologist based in Providence, R.I. He is half of the internationally touring duo Tui, a 2020 Strathmore Artist in Residence and a board member of Bluegrass Pride. He is a 2020 recipient of the Steve Martin Banjo Prize. Blount specializes in the music of Black communities in the southeastern United States and in the regional style of the Finger Lakes, New York.

A versatile performer, Blount interpolates blues, bluegrass and spirituals into the old-time string band tradition he belongs to. He foregrounds the experiences of queer people and people of color in his work. He has claimed first place in both the Banjo and the Traditional Band categories at the prestigious Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, W.Va. 

His first full-length solo album, Spider Tales, is out on Free Dirt Records & Service Co. It debuted at no. 2 on the Billboard bluegrass chart; received positive coverage from NPR, Rolling Stone and Billboard, among others, and earned five out of five stars as The Guardian's Folk Album of the Month.

Ticket Information

Adults: $20
Seniors 62+: $16
Youth 18 and under: $10
Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2): $10
FREE for Bucknell students
Non-Bucknell students (limit 2): $10

 

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Weis Center for the Performing Arts

Location

525 Weis Drive