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EVENT LOCATION: Wellfleet Preservation Hall
Young proponent of traditional American music, Jake Blount's Afro-futuristic sound digs into the roots of Black and indigenous stringband music, and we're excited to present him on Saturday, March 16 at Wellfleet Preservation Hall to kick off our Payomet Road Show season in the new year.
A powerfully gifted musician and a scholar of Black American music, Jake Blount speaks ardently about the African roots of the banjo and the subtle, yet profound ways African Americans have shaped and defined the amorphous categories of roots music and Americana. His 2020 album Spider Tales (named one of the year’s best albums by NPR and The New Yorker, earned a perfect 5-star review from The Guardian) highlighted the Black and Indigenous histories of popular American folk tunes, as well as revived songs unjustly forgotten in the whitewashing of the canon.
Jake Blount’s new album, The New Faith, is a towering achievement of dystopian Afrofuturism and his first album for Smithsonian Folkways. The New Faith is spiritual music, filled with hope for salvation and righteous anger in equal measure. The album manifests our worst fears on the shores of an island in Maine, where Blount enacts an imagined religious ceremony performed by Black refugees after the collapse of global civilization due to catastrophic climate change. Jake Blount’s music is rooted in care and confrontation. On stage, each song he and his band play is chosen for a reason - because it highlights important elements about the stories we tell ourselves of our shared history and our endlessly complicated present moment. The more we learn about where we’ve been, the better equipped we are to face the future.
Ticket Price: $20*-$25* // Members: $18-$22
*Note that ticket prices may increase day-of-show
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Payomet's programming hits venues across Cape Cod all year long, because in the off-season– we take the show on the road. This performance is part of our Payomet Road Show series, which keeps us bringing you exciting artists and curating good times year-round.