Fri, Jun 17

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Lansing

Jake Blount, E.V. Sheldon, and Nic Gareiss

As a kickoff to Earful of Fiddle Music & Dance Camp's in-person week of traditional arts instruction, Earful is partnering with The Robin to bring three of their teaching faculty to REOTown for a special one-night only triple bill. Proof of vaccination/negative test required. More info at link!

 Jake Blount, E.V. Sheldon, and Nic Gareiss

Time & Location

Jun 17, 8:00 PM

Lansing, 1105 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910, USA

About The Event

8PM show, 7:30 doors.

** Please note that proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or negative test) is required for entry at this time.

**BYOB from Sleepwalker is permitted. Please mask up when not drinking!

Jake Blount Called “an Afrofuturist in roots-music garb" by NPR  Music, Jake is an award-winning old-time banjoist, fiddler, singer, and  scholar based in Providence, RI. Blount specializes in the music of  Black and Indigenous communities in the southeastern United States, and  in the regional style of Ithaca, New York. His teachers include Rhiannon  Giddens, Bruce Molsky, and Judy Hyman. He has claimed first place in  both the Banjo and the Traditional Band categories at the prestigious  Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, WV and has shared  his music and research at the Smithsonian Institution, Yale University,  and Berklee School of Music, as well as numerous other venues and  institutions. Blount tours domestically and internationally as a solo  performer, with his duo Tui, and with his band. In the spring of 2020,  Jake released “Spider Tales,” his critically-acclaimed solo album. www.jakeblount.com

E.V. Sheldon

E.V.  Sheldon is a native Missourian and Hillbilly-American who is known for  keeping that classic country and old-time vibe alive and fresh inside  their heart, fingers, and voice. As the lead singer of the "Hillbilly  Riot" stringband The Wilders, they spent most of the early 2000's  touring the US, UK, and Europe, spreading their uniquely American  country, honky-tonk, and folk sound to rave reviews. In the years since,  they have learned to love the art of the solo set and the joy of  entertaining audiences with a mix of classic country styles, old-timey  tunes, their own award-winning songs, as well as an old banjo tune here  and there. E.V. is also proud to be seen as a non-binary artist in the  swiftly diversifying folk scene.

Nic Gareiss

Named  one of Dance Magazine's “25 to Watch,” Nic Gareiss has been hailed by  the New York Times for his “dexterous melding of Irish and Appalachian  dance” and called “the most inventive and expressive step dancer on the  scene” by the Boston Herald. He reimagines movement as a musical  practice, recasting dance as a medium that appeals to both eyes and  ears. Gareiss engages many percussive dance traditions, weaving together  a dance technique facilitating his love of improvisation, traditional  flatfoot, clog, and step dance footwork vocabulary, and musical  collaboration. He has concertized in sixteen countries including at  London's Barbican Centre, the Irish National Concert Hall, the Munich  Philharmonic, and the Kennedy Center. In 2020, he received the Michigan  Heritage Award, the state's highest distinction for traditional artists. www.nicgareiss.com

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