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Jake Blount at Hawks and Reed

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Fri, Feb 18 - 7:30 pm

Presented by Hawks & Reed

$10-$15

The Perch at Hawks & Reed
Doors Open at 7pm

All Ages

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Jake Blount at Hawks and Reed

JAKE BLOUNT at Hawks and Reed

Fri, Feb 18th

Doors 7pm/Show 7:30pm

Tickets $10 adv/ $15 at the door

 

ABOUT

Jake Blount is an award-winning banjoist, fiddler, singer and ethnomusicologist based in Providence, RI. He is half of the internationally touring duo Tui, a 2020 recipient of the Steve Martin Banjo Prize, and a board member of Bluegrass Pride. He is a two-time winner and many-time finalist of the Appalachian String Band Music Festival (better known as Clifftop). Blount specializes in the music of Black communities in the southeastern United States, and in the regional style of the Finger Lakes. A versatile performer, Blount interpolates blues, bluegrass and spirituals into the old-time string band tradition he belongs to. He foregrounds the experiences of queer people and people of color in his work. His teachers include Rhiannon Giddens, Bruce Molsky and Judy Hyman. Blount has shared his music and research at the Newport Folk Festival, the Smithsonian Institution and Yale University, among other venues and institutions.

He has also appeared on Radiolab, Soundcheck and NPR’s Weekend Edition. He regularly teaches fiddle and banjo at festivals and camps like the Augusta Heritage Center, the Ashokan Center, and Midwest Banjo Camp. Blount tours domestically and internationally as a solo performer, with his duo Tui, and with his band The Moose Whisperers. He has performed and recorded solo, and in ensembles of up to six people. His first full-length solo album, Spider Tales, is out now on Free Dirt Records & Service Co. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart, received positive coverage from NPR, Rolling Stone and Billboard among others, and earned five out of five stars as The Guardian’s Folk Album of the Month. Spider Tales later appeared on “Best of 2020” lists from NPR, Bandcamp, The New Yorker, the Guardian, and elsewhere.

OTHER INFO

Hawks and Reed is proud to host Greenfield’s newest restaurant COCINA LUPITA, serving authentic Salvadoran street food. Try their pupusas, tacos, burritos and fresh horchata, directly from the streets of San Salvador to downtown Greenfield. Cocina Lupita is open Monday through Saturday at 11am, and will be serving food until 8:30.

COVID-19 Policy: Vax card or Negative Test Result from within 72 hours required for entry.

COVID-19 POLICY: Masks highly recommended.