Author Archive: Jake Schepps
Jake Schepps has made a name for himself as a banjo renaissance man, an artist with not only an adroit touch on his instrument but an intrepid, imaginative vision for contemporary stringband music. Jake's newest CD is "An Evening in the Village: the Music of Béla Bartók" featuring arrangements of the great Hungarian composer's work for traditional American string band. In addition to music, Jake teaches emergency wilderness medicine around the world.
This report from RockyGrass is a contribution from Jake Schepps and Christian Sedelmyer. The day started out with a gorgeous gospel set with local stars The Blue Canyon Boys featuring KC Groves (of Uncle Earl). They provided a beautiful start to the morning and it was wonderful to [...]
This report from RockyGrass is a contribution from Jake Schepps and Christian Sedelmyer. Working backwards on Day 2 of the festival: the evening’s closer was a special set of music with a band specifically put together by Béla Fleck, in which he played a superlative set of traditional [...]
This report from RockyGrass is a contribution from Jake Schepps and Christian Sedelmyer. This year’s RockyGrass sold out on February 27th, the earliest ever sellout for the festival by two months. For those lucky enough to get tickets, this year’s lineup is as inspired as ever. [...]
Saturday, September 24 was a grand evening at the Nashville Symphony. Béla Fleck’s Concerto for Banjo was the obvious centerpiece of the night, but the piece was bookended by two symphonic pieces, the first being Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring (with a transcendently serene outro). Next came Béla, and the [...]