Jayme Stone

Banjo player extraordinaire Jayme Stone will be back in Guelph on Friday April 20 2012 for a very special show at Folkway Music.

Renowned for the ability to incorporate music from many different musical traditions, expect to hear folk, jazz, chamber and world music all within the same musical set!

Jayme Stone’s latest album, Room of Wonders, an album of music inspired by folk dances from around the world features musical themes from Norway, Sweden, Bulgaria, Brazil, Italy as well as North America. The repertoire includes a movement from Bach’s French Suite, a Moorish sword-fighting dance alongside Stone’s lush, edgy originals. Stone’s inspiration follows his musical travels… Japanese poetry, Brazilian literature, instruments from remote Malian villages, and features influences as diverse as Anouar Brahem, Bill Frisell, and Toumani Diabaté.

His Juno Award-winning albums, most notably Africa to Appalachia, both defy and honor the banjo’s long role in the world’s music, turning historical connections into compelling music.

“The Yo-Yo Ma of the banjo.” (GLOBE AND MAIL)

“I take back what I said about Jayme Stone.” (Banjo-playing comedian, STEVE MARTIN)

Joining Jayme at Folkway will be Kevin Turcotte on trumpet and Andrew Downing on cello. This promises to be a great show and will definitely sell out so get your tickets early!

About the author


Host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan Hall started in Radio in 1993 at WEFT 90.1fm in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Folk Roots Radio (formerly Royal City Rag) debuted on CFRU 93.3fm in August 2005 before developing into a syndicated radio show. As the host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan focuses on bringing new folk, roots and blues music and the voices of upcoming and independent artists to the airwaves. Jan is also a much sought after stage host and festival emcee. In 2019, Jan Hall received Folk Music Ontario's prestigious Estelle Klein Award for her contribution to Ontario's folk music community.

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