Jayme Stone (banjo, voice) | Moira Smiley (voice, accordion) | Sumaia Jackson (fiddle, voice) | Joe Phillips (bass, voice)
Focusing on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this “collaboratory” brings together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle, and re-imagine traditional music. The repertoire includes Bahamian sea shanties, African-American a cappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes, and work songs collected from both well-known musicians and everyday folk: sea captains, cowhands, fisherman, prisoners, and homemakers.
A groundbreaking piece of work.
“A truly inventive spin on some very old tunes.”
“A transatlantic session with blood, guts and grit.”