Jayme Stone, an adventurous young progressive banjo player from Canada, profiled last summer on the cover of Banjo NewsLetter, is now living in Boulder, CO, and has a new web site to announce. Jayme has immersed himself in the music of the five string banjo, encompassing old time, traditional bluegrass, and more modern styles, to create a sound of his own. He likes to say that he plays bluegrass and old time music, but specializes in modern picking styles.
The web site has news of his shows and recordings, plus some unreleased music and a number of free banjo tabs for tunes he has recorded. Jayme performs with several aggregations, including his own Quartet, based in the US, and Tricycle, which tours primarily in Canada.
Jayme has also recently embarked on offering banjo lessons via email, exchanging mp3 and midi audio files, plus pdfs of tabs and lesson notes with students. He also leads workshops and has a special interest in jazz harmony, composition and “post-B?©la” techniques for five string banjo.