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Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project will be compelling

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The Lyric Theatre is happy to host the two-time Juno award-winning banjoist, composer and instigator Jayme Stone and his collection of songs titled the Lomax Project, focusing on folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax on Nov. 11.

His award-winning albums both defy and honour the banjo’s long role in the world’s music, turning historical connections into compelling music.
This “collaboratory” brings together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle, and reimagine 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.
The project has transformed performing arts centres (Colorado Chautauqua, The Strathmore), universities (Tufts, East Tennessee State), and festivals (Vancouver Folk, Rockygrass, Celtic Connections) into creative hubs where eminent musicians gather to re-imagine their roots, create new music and share their collective cultural heritage with diverse audiences.
Collaborators include Tim O’Brien, Bruce Molsky, Moira Smiley, Margaret Glaspy, Brittany Haas, Eli West, Julian Lage, and more.
This will be a unique and intriguing performance that you will not want to miss. Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project will be at the Lyric Theatre on Nov. 11.
Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at Pharmasave.  Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the music will begin at 8:30 p.m.
For more information about the show or the Blenders Music Series see, or contact Shann Gowan at 306-778-2686, or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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