AIR Workshop: Jake Blount

Artist in Residence Workshop

Jake Blount

The Music of Will Adam

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Tue. July 6, 2021 | 7:30pm

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LOCATION

Patio Stage

TABLE SEATING

Seats 1-4 people

SHOW LENGTH

6070 minutes, no intermission

Will Adam was a Black fiddler who lived in Kensington, Maryland in the early 20th century. Many of the tunes that he recorded are completely unique to his repertoire and have never been recorded by anyone else. In this workshop, experience this seldom-heard music as Jake Blount plays archival recordings and teaches one of Adam’s songs to the group. Blount, a scholar of the traditional music of Black communities in the US, discusses Adam’s unique take on rhythm and modality, and tells the story of his music as part of a broader Black fiddle tradition. 

Sponsored by Sarah and Dan Gallagher

Don't miss Jake Blount's concert on July 7!

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