Luther College Center Stage Series presents: Jayme Stone's Folklife Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. DECORAH, Iowa — Jayme Stone is a
Luther College Center Stage Series presents: Jayme Stone’s
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
at 7:30 p.m.
DECORAH, Iowa — Jayme Stone is a musician, composer, producer
and a banjo master. His latest album, Jayme Stone’s Folklife, brings together a variety of accomplished folk musicians who
breathe new life into a treasury of old songs, remaking them for modern ears. The Luther College Center Stage Series presents Jayme
Stone’s Folklife at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in the Main Hall of the Center
for Faith and Life.
“I’m so excited to
present Jayme Stone’s Folklife, not just because of their virtuosity but also
the variety of folk styles they explore. I’m reminded of Ken Burns’ recent
documentary “Country Music” –both the documentary and Jayme Stone
connect music to regional and American history in a way
that is so rich and meaningful,” says Kristen Underwood, director of
The album is a musical journey through the Appalachians,
the Sea Islands and the Caribbean. With spellbinding singing and virtuosic
playing, the repertoire reaches into the arcane corners of American roots music
with shape note hymns, Gullah spirituals and Creole calypsos. It features Grammy-winning
songster Dom Flemons, cornetist Ron Miles, singer Felicity Williams, singer
extraordinaire Moira Smiley and more.
thrilled that the remarkable Moira Smiley is part of the ensemble. She was here
several years ago leading a community singing workshop. There’s a lot of
excitement about her return to Decorah,” said Underwood.
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(Saturday) 7:30 pm
Luther College Center for Faith and Life Main Hall
700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101