Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

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Focusing on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this collaboratory brings together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle and re-imagine traditional music. The repertoire includes Bahamian sea chanties, African-American acappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes, and work songs collected from both well-known musicians and everyday folk: sea captains, cowhands, fishermen, prisoners and homemakers. Collaborators include Grammy-winning singer Tim O’Brien, Bruce Molsky, Margaret Glaspy, Moira Smiley, Brittany Haas, Julian Lage, Eli West, Greg Garrison, and more.

The album is available now on Bandcamp | iTunes | Borealis Records | Amazon

Lomax Project Documentary

Shenandoah

Goodbye, Old Paint

Susan Anna Gal

Before This Time Another Year

 


Press

A groundbreaking piece of work.

  • SONGLINES

A transatlantic session with blood, guts and grit.

  • The Herald

A truly inventive spin on some very old tunes.

  • GEORGIA STRAIGHT

They’ve put a fresh contemporary sound on musical treasures found in Lomax's deep and rich archives.

  • NPR

An album of beautiful, intriguing, thoughtful music coming from a collaboration of outstanding musicians who apply their talents together. It's an album with a beginning, a middle, and an end... asking us, as listeners, to immerse ourselves in the idea of it all. It rewards that attention as much as it captures it, leading us to the music, rather than pushing us to it.

  • SING OUT

An essential album.

  • FOLK ROOTS

One of the most compelling and rich roots music recordings of recent years.

  • PEGHEAD NATION

What results is a marvelous expression of Stone's collaboratory distillation of the folk process.

  • BOSTON GLOBE

It places new wonders alongside old favorites, for a listening experience that's fresh and fun no matter how familiar you are with Lomax's collection.

  • HUFFINGTON POST

This project is not about the collector—it's about the songs and the way Stone and his musical team take them to new, often harmonious, heights.

  • CBC MUSIC

A testament to the endless inspiration the songs Lomax recorded are still able to conjure.

  • UTNE READER

In every track you'll hear the utter joy that came from making this record, and that joy is infectious.

  • PENGUIN EGGS

A musical evangelist, Stone loves using fresh approaches to get people hooked on wider musical traditions.

  • EDMONTON JOURNAL

The Lomax Project is an album that warrants an actual listen. The album is a leap through time and an introduction to the life of a man worthy of being celebrated."

  • POP MATTERS

The warmth and spontaneity wins you over.

  • LIVING TRADITION

Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project celebrates the Lomax centenary with an album that both honours the singers from whom Lomax sourced this material, and stands as a hugely enjoyable album of outstanding new performances in its own right. The ‘man who recorded the world’ would, one feels, approve most heartily.

  • FROOTS