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Jake Blount gets a rave review for his new album

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May 25, 2020 - 7:00:03 AM
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hoodoo

Canada

707 posts since 10/6/2017

I'm not really familiar with Jake Blount's music or anything. I do believe that he won the banjo competition at Clifftop last year. He is part of the new, young "hip" generation of banjo players. Its always nice when our favorite instrument receives a bit of positive, mainstream interest in a non-ironic way.

theguardian.com/music/2020/may...es-review

Edited by - hoodoo on 05/25/2020 07:00:32

May 25, 2020 - 7:48 AM
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frailin

USA

6703 posts since 10/26/2005

Jake Blount is a gifted player and a remarkable human being! He is also a strong, positive advocate for Traditional Music and heartfelt social justice causes that he personally represents.

I’m delighted he’s an involved, contributing member of our Old-time Community!

Congratulations, Jake!

May 25, 2020 - 10:14:55 AM
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Lew H

USA

2515 posts since 3/10/2008

The Bluegrass Ambassadors (Hen House Prowlers) recently had some facebook interviews with him. He's very talented on both banjo and fiddle.

May 27, 2020 - 7:17:02 AM
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Viper

USA

1080 posts since 12/12/2007

I pre-ordered his album about a month ago. I'm looking forward to it. Should be here soon!

Jun 12, 2020 - 1:02:58 PM
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587 posts since 11/21/2018

hoodoo, if you can find the podcast:
get up in the cool (with Cameron DeWhitt) there is an extensive interview and tune sharing with Jake Blount there. (about an hour).
It's a great OT podcast anyway no matter who's being presented. Cameron is expanding on a mixed down stroke and up picking combination he's calling "pitchfork" stye.

Jun 17, 2020 - 11:15:32 AM

140 posts since 10/30/2017

I'm sure Jake Blount is a character in Hunter S. Thompson's 'The Heart is a Lonely Hunter'

Jun 17, 2020 - 11:58:18 PM
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4854 posts since 5/14/2007

quote:
Originally posted by bobscene

I'm sure Jake Blount is a character in Hunter S. Thompson's 'The Heart is a Lonely Hunter'


You're right that he is a character in that book, but it was written by Carson McCullers.

Jun 18, 2020 - 12:06:39 AM

1382 posts since 4/25/2007

I've had this playing regularly in my workshop for a week now. It's a very fine album from a very talented player.

Jun 18, 2020 - 12:12:50 AM
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140 posts since 10/30/2017

quote:
Originally posted by John Gribble
quote:
Originally posted by bobscene

I'm sure Jake Blount is a character in Hunter S. Thompson's 'The Heart is a Lonely Hunter'


You're right that he is a character in that book, but it was written by Carson McCullers.


Carson McGullers yes! It's been years since I've read it, great book. Hunter S. Thompson is the Fear and Loathing guy, d'oh! 

Jun 22, 2020 - 2:54:43 PM
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156 posts since 7/22/2016

This album has been in my car's cd player ever since it arrived.

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