Fri, Jun 17|
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!
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 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.
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
Thanks for supporting the Arts! Please note that proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or negative test) is required for entry at this time. Ticket price includes a $1 CC processing charge.