One of the most exciting rising stars in American roots music!
Now booking UK dates for Jake Blount and his band in late May/early June 2022
Jake Blount is a compelling, award-winning young artist whose debut full length solo album Spider Tales was released in 2020 to widespread acclaim, with glowing reviews from The Guardian, Rolling Stone and more. An exceptional banjoist and fiddler, and powerful, soulful singer, Jake was also one of the winners of the 2020 Steve Martin Banjo Prize. His work shines a light on the major contributions that Black, Indigenous and LGBTQ artists have made to American folk and traditional music, often previously overlooked.
“On top of being wildly intelligent and knowledgeable, he’s also a killer musician and it’s an incredible combo. ” – Rhiannon Giddens, RTÉ Cultural Picks
Jake has collaborated with numerous stellar musicians including fiddler Tatiana Hargreaves and step dancer Nic Gareiss, and has previously toured with The Moose Whisperers and in the duo Tui. He will be touring the UK with his own sensational stringband, whose line-up includes regulars George Jackson (fiddle, banjo), Nelson Williams (bass) and Gus Tritsch (guitar), all super talented in their own right. We’re particularly excited to hear that George is likely to be part of the touring band, after we had to cancel 2020 tour plans for this wonderful multi-instrumentalist. We’re pretty damn excited all round, to be planning these dates for Jake Blount and co! Expect a captivating blend of old time fiddle tunes, evocative jazz and blues songs and footstomping bluegrass…we cannot wait!
Now booking for late May/early June 2022. Please contact us for more info.