‘Folklife’ ensemble to appear at UBS Atrium Series
Traditional music will be served for lunch on March 29
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‘Folklife’ lead by Jayme Stone will be featured next at The UBS Atrium Series on March 29. (Photo courtesy of Alexandra Defurio)
‘Folklife’ lead by Jayme Stone will be featured next at The UBS Atrium Series on March 29. (Photo courtesy of Alexandra Defurio)
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Juno Award winner Jayme Stone will be featured next at The UBS Atrium Series. The free concert will take place on Wednesday, March 29 at 12:30 p.m. in the Atrium, 1000 Harbor Boulevard, in the Lincoln Harbor section of Weehawken. The concert is open to the general public, part of a series co-sponsored by the Hudson Reporter newspapers.

In recent years, banjoist and composer Jayme Stone has focused his considerable energy on the wealth of music discovered by the pioneering folklorist and field music engineer Alan Lomax.

He now presents his latest musical exploration, Jayme Stone’s Folklife, which evolved out of the Lomax Project.

This unique musical collaboration brings together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle, and reimagine traditional music. It blows the dust off of old songs and remakes them for modern ears.

The artists playing with Jayme include noted vocalist Moira Smiley, fiddle player Sumaia Jackson, and upright bass player Joe Phillips.

The group’s last album received a Juno award nomination. National Public Radio called Stone’s work a “fresh contemporary take on musical treasures.”

A wide range of roots music

Repertoire for this concert may include sea island spirituals, stomp-down Appalachian dance tunes, Bahamian sea chanties, Creole calypsos, African-American a cappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, and work songs collected from both well-known musicians and everyday folk: sea captains, cowhands, fishermen, prisoners, and homemakers.

Look forward to a moving, inventive, and participatory experience with spellbinding singing, virtuosic playing and captivating storytelling. And to the group’s brand new album to be released soon on Borealis Records.

For directions and more information, please check the HRPAC website - www.hrpac.org - or call the concert hotline at (201) 716-4540.

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