Celebrating the work of folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this collaboratory brings together some of the country’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle and re-imagine traditional music. The repertoire includes Bahamian sea chanties, African-American a cappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, Old World weavers’ work songs, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes, game songs and ring shouts. Collaborators include Grammy-winning songwriter Tim O’Brien, Bruce Molsky, Margaret Glaspy, Moira Smiley, Eli West, Brittany Haas, Julian Lage, Greg Garrison and Pharis and Jason Romero.

The Lomax Project transforms performing arts centres, theatres and festivals into creative hubs where eminent musicians gather to explore their roots, create new music and celebrate their collective cultural heritage. They offer educational programs, outreach activities and residencies for K-12 schools, universities and the general public and will be at Tufts University, Berklee College of Music, East Tennessee State, Arkansas State and others next season.

Lomax Project Documentary

Goodbye, Old Paint


One of the best discoveries of Celtic Connections. A transatlantic session with blood, guts and grit.


A truly inventive spin on some very old tunes.


Stone is the consummate team player... always right in the middle with his polished, inventive banjo playing.

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