Two-time Juno-Award-winning banjoist, composer and instigator Jayme Stone makes music inspired by sounds from around the world, bridging folk, jazz and chamber music. His albums both defy and honour the banjo’s long role in the world’s music, turning historical connections into compelling sounds.
Stone is the consummate collaborator, unearthing musical artifacts and magnetizing extraordinary artists to help rekindle those understudied sounds.
Jayme Stone’s Folklife treats old field recordings not as time capsules, but as heirloom seeds passed down from a bygone generation. Planting those sturdy seeds in modern soil, this versatile gathering of musicians has cultivated vibrant sea island spirituals, Creole calypsos, and stomp-down Appalachian dance tunes for contemporary listeners. Their concerts and educational programs are moving, inventive and participatory experiences that prove folk songs are indeed perennials for the people. Stone will also premiere a few new songs from his forthcoming art-pop project.
The Jayme Stone Folklife tour at the Flato Markham Theatre, Nov. 7.