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31 Jul

Future Promise

I’m elated to finally share the first two singles from my new album, AWake. This record has been three years in the making. It’s a whole new sound, palette and emotional landscape.

Click here to listen to Future Promise on your favorite streaming platform. Don’t forget to save the new singles on Spotify, Tidal or Apple music. It’ll help grease the algorithms so these songs reach more people.

31 Jul

Mouth the Words

“Mouth the Words” is about Saturn return—that tender and tumultuous time in our life when we reckon with the past and think about what to bring with us into the next phase. Several songs on the album consult the stars and planets for direction. I kept thinking about how the constellations have this invisible pull on our lives.

Click here to listen on your favorite streaming platform. Don’t forget to save the new singles on Spotify, Tidal or Apple music. It’ll help grease the algorithms so these songs reach more people.

30 Jul

American Songwriter Premiere

Surprise! American Songwriter just published a review, interview and exclusive premiere of two songs from my new album. Singles out tomorrow on all platforms!

29 Oct

Video Debut: Folklife + Symphony

I had the great honor of collaborating with the Breckenridge Symphony this summer. Here’s my arrangement of “That’s All Right” with orchestrations by Max Wolpert, conducted by Steven Schick.

01 Apr

Folklife California Tour

Folklife heads to California this week for a run of shows in Los Angeles, Pasadena, Claremont, Santa Cruz, Walnut Creek, and Winters. Check out the dates here and get your tickets early!

15 Jan

Making a New Album

I’m in Brooklyn this week working on a new album that’ll feature Alec Spiegelman (Cuddle Magic), Jason Burger (Big Thief), Felicity Williams (Bahamas), Andrew Ryan (Kaïa Kater), Shahzad Ismaily (Tom Waits) and more. Experimental pop songs, many inspired by my brother’s life and death. You can read more about the project and support it here.

13 Sep

Summer Turns to Fall

What a wondrous summer that was. We had a riot playing the Edmonton Folk Festival, Savannah Music Festival, Merelfest and more. Highlights include a collaborative set with our dear friends Ranky Tanky at the Vancouver Folk Festival and an illuminating hang with my hero Ry Cooder. Headed into the creative laboratory this fall but will venture out for a Folklife tour of Ontario in November and a sneak preview of my next album on October 19 at the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts in Leavenworth, WA. Hope you’re thriving.

06 Feb

Juno Nomination

My Folklife album was just nominated for a Juno Award for Traditional Roots Album of the Year! Huge gratitude to Moira Smiley, Sumaia Jackson, Joseph Phillips, Dom Flemons, Nick Fraser, Felicity Williams, Denzal Sinclaire, David Travers-Smith, Borealis Records, and all our Kickstarter backers. Have a listen here if you haven’t yet.

31 Oct

Recreate Your Roots

I’m excited to announce that I’m curating a roots music symposium at the University of Colorado Boulder this winter. It’ll feature Dom Flemons, Anna & Elizabeth, and my Folklife Project in collaboration and conversation over two weeks. If a TED-talk and a fiddle camp had a love-child, this would be it. All workshops and concerts are free and open to the public. More news soon!

06 Aug

A Wide Wake

A Wide Wake
On My Brother’s Passing

My brother, Michael Stone, passed away on July 14th. He shaped my life more than anyone I’ve ever known. My love for him is immense and is only growing stronger through the experience of his passing. I’m writing to share the story of how he died but it’s really the story of how he lived.

07 Apr

New Album Out Now!

My brand new album, Jayme Stone’s Folklife, is out now! You can listen to the record here and get your copy now on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon and Borealis Records.

Jayme Stone’s Folklife follows the bends and bayous through the deep river of song and story. This gathering of versatile musicians blows the dust off of old songs and remakes them for modern ears. The album is a musical journey through the Appalachians, the Sea Islands and the Caribbean. With spellbinding singing and virtuosic playing, the repertoire reaches into the arcane corners of American roots music with shape note hymns, Gullah spirituals and Creole calypsos. It features singer extraordinaire Moira Smiley (tune-yArDs), Grammy-winning songster Dom Flemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops), cornetist Ron Miles (Bill Frisell), singer Felicity Williams (Bahamas) and more.

25 Mar

There Is More Love Somewhere

Here’s a sneak preview of the new album. A Sea Island spiritual for our troubled times. New album out on Borealis Records April 7!

22 Mar

Jayme Stone’s Folklife on Tour

With advance copies of the new album in hand, we’re headed on tour today through the Midwest and East Coast. Complete tour dates here.

23 Jan

New Album Kickstarter

I’m excited to announce that a Kickstarter campaign is underway to support my new album—Jayme Stone’s Folklife—due out in April on Borealis Records. I’m more proud of this album than anything I’ve ever done and can’t wait to share it with you. Here’s a sneak preview.

In this day and age, it’s nearly impossible to make a album of this scope and beauty without community support. Please check it out, pre-order the record, and be a crucial part of bringing this music to life.

24 Jul

I Want to Hear Somebody Pray

Here’s a brand new video of a song Alan Lomax recorded in 1962 on the far-flung Caribbean island of Carriacou. We’ll be on tour all summer long. Check out the tour dates here.