• Banjo Summit launches in Colorado

    Colorado banjoist Jake Schepps will be no stranger to Bluegrass Today readers, as both a noted player and a correspondent/reviewer. Though he came up in the bluegrass world, Jake's interests have since expanded to include modern classical music on the five

  • Jayme Stone’s Folklife coming in April

    Noted Canadian banjo player/composer Jayme Stone has announced an April 7 release for his next project, Folklife, on Borealis Records. The project is a continuation and extension of his current fascination with the traditional folk music of many cultures, incorporating

  • How to book yourself without an agent

    If you are a booking agent or artist representative, don't read this. It's liable to give you hives. Canadian banjo master Jayme Stone is an acoustic artist that has blazed his own trails in the music business. Finding unique sources of

  • Friday video at World of Bluegrass 2015

    Here's a group of videos captured at various venues here at Wide Open Bluegrass 2015 on Friday. Bud's Collective in the Marriott Hotel   In Jayme Stone's Lomax Project, he researched the tunes and songs from Alan Lomax's catalogs and brought them back

  • Lazy John video from Jayme Stone

    To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of folklorist and field recordist Alan Lomax, Jayme Stone has released a song from his upcoming album that celebrates and recreates the traditional music of the Americas. The song is Lazy John, one

  • The Lomax Project

    On top of dealing with a new baby, Colorado banjo player Jayme Stone has an ambitious new project for next year. Called The Lomax Project, this collaboration of traditional string musicians will travel and record in 2014 in honor of American

  • Welcome Cassian Stone

    Canadian banjo player Jayme Stone, and his wife Laura, celebrated the arrival of an early Christmas gift last week. Their son, Cassian Elijah Stone, was born on December 20th at their home in Toronto. All are doing well, and Cassian's older sister

  • Banjo concerto for Jayme Stone

    Canadian banjoist Jayme Stone will be debuting a banjo concerto written for him on July 22 in London, Ontario. The piece is being written by Andrew Downing, and is set to premiere during the Home Country Folk Festival with members of Orchestra

  • To infinity and beyond… on the banjo!

    I caught up recently with Jayme Stone, Canadian-based but world-inspired banjo player, and learned that he continues in his quest to place the ol' five in new and unexpected settings. He has notably recorded and performed with prominent west African