• Juno nod for Jayme Stone

    Canadian banjoist Jayme Stone has received a 2009 Juno nomination in the World Music Album of the Year category from the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) for his Africa To Appalachia CD, recorded with African musician Mansa

  • Africa to Appalachia on Mountain Stage

    Audio from a recent performance on Mountain Stage by Canadian banjoist Jayme Stone and Malian kora player Mansa Sissoko, is now available online. They perform music from their recent CD collaboration, Africa To Appalachia. The kora is an African harp-like

  • Banjos on All Things Considered

    Yesterday's (10/12) edition on Weekend All Things Considered on NPR included a segment on Africa To Appalachia, the recording that was born of banjoist Jayme Stone's musical journey of discovery in Western Africa. Stone partnered with Mansa Sissoko, a

  • Africa To Appalachia hits US

    Jayme Stone and Mansa Sissoko's cross-cultural musical adventure, Africa To Appalachia, will be released in the US next Tuesday (September 9) with a lengthy tour of the states starting on September 15. Stone, the Canadian banjoist, and Sissoko, a Malian kora

  • Jayme Stone: Africa to Appalachia

    Following John's recent post concerning the upcoming release of Africa To Appalachia, the Los Angeles Times Music Blog conducted an interview with Jayme Stone recently. The interview was published last Thursday. The primary focus is an exploration of the connections between

  • Africa To Appalachia

    We've written several times about Canadian banjoist Jayme Stone and his musical journey of discovery in West Africa. He traveled to Mali in the Spring of 2007 to research the aspects of the banjo's historical roots as they are maintained

  • Juno for Jayme Stone

    Canadian banjoist Jayme Stone was among the winners in this past weekend's JUNO Awards ceremonies in Calgary. The awards are given by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) each year to Canadian recording artists and professionals for

  • Stone, Reischman grab Juno nominations

    Banjoist Jayme Stone and mandolinist John Reischman each received a JUNO nomination from The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences last week. The awards, which celebrate the work of Canadian musical artists, will be announced at the 37th annual

  • World banjo music on CBC tonight

    And yet even more great music on the radio today... Tonight (10/26) at 8:00 p.m., Canadian banjoist Jayme Stone will be featured on CBC Radio 2's Canada Live program. CBC will be broadcasting a pair of concerts featuring Stone's eclectic tastes

  • Banjo improvisation DVD from Jayme Stone

    Jayme Stone is a banjo player who has defied a great many of the expectations associated with the instrument. His music mixes the 3 finger style passed to him from the bluegrass tradition with a harmonic sense that encompasses traditional