SEA ISLAND SPIRITUALS, CREOLE CALYPSOS AND STOMP-DOWN APPALACHIAN DANCE TUNES
Jayme Stone’s Folklife follows the bends and bayous through the deep river of song and story. Evolving out of Stone’s Lomax Project Project, this gathering of versatile musicians blows the dust off of old songs and remakes them for modern ears.
There is a powerful chemistry and camaraderie on the new album which features singer extraordinaire Moira Smiley (tune-yArDs), Grammy-winning songster Dom Flemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops), cornetist Ron Miles (Bill Frisell), singer Felicity Williams (Bahamas) among others.
The album comes with detailed song notes as well as a series of bright, folkloric illustrations commissioned from artist Camilla Perkins.