AIR: Jake Blount

Artist in Residence

Jake Blount,

folk musician

BUY TICKETS

Wed. July 7, 2021 | 8:30pm 

$72-$144 per table, seats up to 4 people

Jake Blount Min
LOCATION

Patio Stage

TABLE SEATING

Seats 1-4 people

SHOW LENGTH

6070 minutes, no intermission

Jake Blount is a fiddler, banjoist, singer, and scholar who digs deeps into his own personal heritage. Blount’s performances and compositions shine a light on the traditional music of Black and Indigenous communities in the American South and strive to preserve this art form. In 2016, Blount became the first Black person to make the finals at the prestigious Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, West Virginia, and the first to win in the traditional band category. In the following year, he received a bachelor of arts in ethnomusicology from Hamilton College and released his debut EP, Reparations, with award-winning fiddler Tatiana Hargreaves. He has shared his music and research at the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, and other museums, colleges, and universities. 

Sponsored by Sarah and Dan Gallagher

Don’t miss a free educational workshop with Jake Blount on July 6!

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